wrote this in another thread: No, it's sensible orthodoxy. Grey odd jackets are relatively rare for good reasons. First of all, they are more likely to be confused for suit jackets. Second, and more importantly, they shift the burden to your trousers to take on color. I was going to ask him a question about his post there, but I decided to take the polite approach and not hijack the thread. Then I realized that many, perhaps all, forum members could benefit from the advice of - hence this thread. I have not consulted with Mr. Fan (indeed, I doubt he'd dignify my request with an answer), but I believe that he will oblige, or meet the challenge if that presentation is more to his liking. On to my question -- , my fall / winter trouser rotation is comprised almost entirely of shades of brown and tan. My jackets run the color spectrum. Am I doing this wrong? I'd like to try more colors but I do not want to seem too fringe or trendy... I like to dress conservatively but with some variety.