I see. What are better colors for the city office environment when not wearing a suit? This isn't simple. I would say anything that trends away from traditional and, some might say, country colors. But that isnt always true. Sometimes you can wear a color as long as it has a more current look or perhaps is an off tone. A different combination can also help. I have a camel colored cashmere/vicuna jacket which is just current enough because of its fine finish. I saw a mossy green herringbone jacket with a hot pink windowpane on it; you wouldnt call that "fuddy duddy".