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Discussion in 'Menswear Advice' started by Caustic Man, Apr 16, 2018.

  1. Veremund

    Veremund Distinguished Member

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    I usually pair grey jackets with blue trousers, and blue jackets with grey or brown trousers.
     

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    I'm a little perplexed by your own state of perplexity over trouser pairings for the pictured jacket. Assuming an appropriate weight of fabric is observed, I can see this jacket pairing with any pair of non-patterned odd trousers you might throw at it.

    When I consider all the winter weight trousers in my wardrobe, I can't think of a pair that wouldn't work with this jacket. To my my eye, and IMHO, any of the following would work, though the list is certainly not exhaustive:

    -any shade of off-white from the lightest cream to darker hues of beige and taupe, etc.
    -any shade of brown through light tan to chocolate or charcoal brown
    -any shade of grey
    -any shade of navy, including brighter, medium blues right through to indigo
    -any shade of olive
    -burgundy
    -bottle/forest/hunter greens
    -teal
    -petrol blue
    -purple
    -black :devil::stirpot:

    With the darker, saturated colours, I think you'd do well to choose fabrics with a melange effect, and the same goes for the brighter, saturated colours, unless a pair of trousers in those categories happens to be something like corduroy or moleskin. In light coloured neutrals, this rule won't hurt to observe, but is likely to be less critical to a successful pairing.
     

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    I'm not sure if this is the right place to put it, but I've been told not to wear desert boots with socks and shorts. Is this actually a 'rule' or good advice? This is how I usually dress when going out in public in shorts. Note that I'm from Australia. I thought this was how walk socks were meant to be worn.

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  4. RabidOrphan

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    I think you broke this thread with this picture.

    I don't know what the rules are, but if the weather is cold, wear pants. If the weather is hot, don't wear sweater, long socks, and boots.

    Edit: A word.
     
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    Blinks.
     

  6. Betelgeuse

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    Plan to wear this to a wedding. Haven't took the suit to the tailor, that's why it still have the basting. Will pair it with a white linen square and... I need to get black shoes haha.

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    If you remove the socks or wear a much shorter variant, you could pull off the SAS desert look from WWII, which admittedly I only know of from comics I used to own 20+ years ago.
     

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    I can't find a full picture online but I know what you mean! Full English Patient style.
     

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    Showoff
     

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