questions about olive, beige, and sand colored suit

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  1. Paxxil

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    Hi,

    I am new to these forums because I have recently become obsessed with suits and shirts. I have worn suits for my job over the past few years and I am still relatively up and coming in my career. I recently decided to expand my wardrobe further which includes the standard suit colors and styles which include a variety of materials and colors which are black, charcoal, navy, dark grey, med grey, grey with blue stripe and med light grey. I feel I have my professional and evening
    wear requirements. I recently decided to add a lighter suit to my wardrobe for the warmer months and I tried one on that loved and impulsively purchased. I have never owned a lighter colored suit with my medium grey being the lightest. It is labeled as olive but it doesn't resemble any olive suit I have seen. Can anyone identify the color and style and make some recommendations for shirts and accessories?

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    These are the photos I took before it was sent out to be tailored so I can't post any other pics until june 19th. Any input or opinions would be enlightening and appreciated. If it helps I am a young Asian male with peach complexion with a slim build. Thanks again for your time.
     
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  2. Paxxil

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    Anyone with any input?
     
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    What does it matter what you call the color?

    Wear it with white and light blue shirts, and some dark-ish textured ties. Candy/bengal stripes in light blue with a tussah/grenadine tie in brown/navy would look nice. The material's casual enough, too, you could wear it as a sport coat, as well.
     
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    I will definitely look into trying some of those combinations out. I was also hoping to pair the suit with my Cordovan shoes. Another questions is if I should wear darker colored socks to contrast with suit. As for the color, I was just curious and I thought it might be useful info when asking for matching assistance when shopping for ties. I've never owned or worn a lighter colored suit and I am excited to rock it as soon as I get it back so I wanted to have some pairing options ready for the first time I take it out for a spin :)
     
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    Navy socks. I'd avoid herringbone or other tight patterns.

    As for matching assistance with the suit, nothing brightly colored and you should be fine.
     
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    Solid shirt and larger patterned tie would be safest. Socks have more flexibility; match them with any color on the suit.

    When you say "Cordovan" do you mean the color or material (shell)? I'd probably go with a tan pair but an oxblood/burgundy/eggplant color would work.
     
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    I mean the color not the shell as I can't afford those heh. Great advice guys, I am finding this very helpful and look forward to implementing your suggestions!
     
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    I like a burgundy shoe color on a suit like that. I wouldn't wear shoes lighter than the suit.
     
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    Welcome to the dark (light?) side :)
     

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