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Navy trousers

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by Connemara, Sep 5, 2006.

  1. Jovan

    Jovan Senior member

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    To my eye light brown or medium brown shoes look absolutely wrong with navy trousers. I have always thought so, ever since I was a kid. My dad thought so, too and I am sure that colored my opinion. Glen O'Brien, GQ's Style Guy, has challenged the rule, but think he is way out on a limb here. It is my opinion, but there is some authoratative opinion in agreement.
    A little late here, but I should mention Leo thinks brown shoes are for the country, black for the city. Always. Just because he was taught that as a kid and thinks all English people are right. [​IMG] Clearly this is one of those rules that are just plain silly to follow. If something looks good with something else, that's that. I think similarly your opinion is largely influenced by your father.
     
  2. Carey

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    A little late here, but I should mention Leo thinks brown shoes are for the country, black for the city. Always. Just because he was taught that as a kid and thinks all English people are right. [​IMG] Clearly this is one of those rules that are just plain silly to follow. If something looks good with something else, that's that. I think similarly your opinion is largely influenced by your father.
    Well, everyone is a product of his upbringing. You can't escape it completely. Still, I think an oak colored brown shoe with navy trousers is the mark of a rube. As an example of too much contrast of color, imagine a brown spectator with navy trousers? Wouldn't a black spectator be a more proper choice? [​IMG]
     
  3. gdl203

    gdl203 Senior member Affiliate Vendor Dubiously Honored

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    As an example of too much contrast of color, imagine a brown spectator with navy trousers? Wouldn't a black spectator be a more proper choice? [​IMG]

    No. Both are probably bad choices anyway - but black/white spectators would be worse
     
  4. Carey

    Carey Senior member

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    Correct, both bad choices. An extreme example, as only a fop or a pimp would wear spectators.
     
  5. a tailor

    a tailor Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    I am currently wearing Navy Zanella flat front wool/silk (93/7) blend trousers in this fabric:

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    It has very faint stripes and a bit of texture but looks solid from a few feet away. I wasn't sure about them when I initially bought them but they were priced right and they go great with this Corneliani Bamboo coat in a pale blue herringbone pattern I am wearing now (with a white a pale blue check shirt). I love this coat and decided to wear it one last time today before the fall weather (and wardrobe) really kicks in.

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    In general, I agree that matching navy trousers is tricky but it can look great when done right. Sure, grey is always safe but sometimes you want something a little more out of the ordinary. I have navy linen/cotten slacks that I wear with this coat and with a cream linen jacket. I also have some blue heather flannels I wear with a golden brown sportcoat in fall/winter.


    if that is really a corneliani im surprised that at their price the buttonholes would be hand made and not machine.
     
  6. lakewolf

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    Black and White "pied-de-poule" with purple windowpane

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