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In Praise of Olive

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by jrd617, Mar 18, 2011.

  1. jrd617

    jrd617 Senior member

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    A spinoff of the navy, gray, and brown threads. The forgotten color: olive. [​IMG]
     
  2. Sazerac

    Sazerac Senior member

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    I have no objection to olive in principle, but I have to admit that when I think of olive suits I think of those awful things basketball coaches wear courtside.

    I'm sure they're out there, but I have yet to see a gorgeous olive suit in person.

    It's a color that, to me, wants to be a non-color, some nebulous thing between gray and brown.

    Just my .02.
     
  3. MBreinin

    MBreinin Senior member

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    As long as it is not that awful super worsted '80s olive, I can appreciate it. I can't wear it due to my skin tone.

    Mike
     
  4. Azzurri

    Azzurri Well-Known Member

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    A spinoff of the navy, gray, and brown threads. The forgotten color: olive.

    [​IMG]


    I think olive is a nice colour but I personally find it difficult to pull off well. Is it just me or do the pictures look closer to brown than true olive green?
     
  5. globetrotter

    globetrotter Senior member

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    I wore olive for too long to ever wear it again
     
  6. Superfluous

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    not the biggest fan.
     
  7. Beaune Head

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    I wore olive for too long to ever wear it again

    Me too, in the military...bad associations...
     
  8. TurfedGomer

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    Like the color but have to agree that it is seldom seen in a flattering light. As a suit it seems like a color that doesn't lends itself to too many color combinations and probably is why not many people resort to olive as a go to pick.
     
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    top left and middle bottom are nicest IMO.
     
  11. james_timothy

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    I'm working the theory that olive works best when combined with navy and gray.

    The image in the lower left gives the general idea. So does the one on the lower right.
     
  12. Srynerson

    Srynerson Senior member

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    I own two olive suits and a couple pairs of olive pants, but I will admit that seeing someone in an olive suit always makes me think "German" for some reason.
     
  13. HRoi

    HRoi Senior member

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    The only things I like in olive are bags and small leather goods
     
  14. aj_del

    aj_del Senior member

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    Will we be having a dedicated thread for each and every color ?
     
  15. tim_horton

    tim_horton Senior member

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    Will we be having a dedicated thread for each and every color ?

    No, next we'll have the backlash: "Navy is overrated."
     
  16. CruzAzul

    CruzAzul Senior member

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    Will we be having a dedicated thread for each and every color ?

    I have a feeling this one might be the proverbial jumping of the shark.
     
  17. JayJay

    JayJay Senior member

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    I'm not a fan of olive. Besides, it looks awful on me.
     
  18. GusW

    GusW Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    A bluish olive and heather greens looks very good on people with fair skin especially when combined with blue, pink and or purple. I used to find an olive cotton suit far more practical than a tan one. It doesn't show marks and the wrinkles aren't as obvious.

    Muted greens - or olive, were very big at the Pitti show in Florence in February. Next fall just about all of you guys will be looking at olive sport coats, especially with a subtle plaid pattern, with a whole new appreciation. Usually these trends last for 2-3 years so it would be a good time to buy one and to look current.
     
  19. GusW

    GusW Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    This is a styleforum and a sub forum on men's clothing. Where else is someone supposed to discuss colors for clothing? The selection of color and the right colors for you is very important to looking your best.

    I for one, find these various "In Praise of _____" sub forums very inspiring and filled with good suggestions.



    I have a feeling this one might be the proverbial jumping of the shark.
     
  20. CruzAzul

    CruzAzul Senior member

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    I for one, find these various "In Praise of _____" sub forums very inspiring and filled with good suggestions.

    I agree, and have contributed to others, but my prediction about this particular one stands.
     

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