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Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by aron5, Sep 11, 2013.

  1. aron5

    aron5 Member

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    I have a herringbone tweed blazer, which is a berry colour, think raspberries. I have worn it with dark denim jeans which looks great. However I have just received a nice tweed waistcoat, which is a light beige colour with a complimentary light blue lined design. The waistcoat looks great with my raspberry blazer, so I want to dress them both up by wearing formal trousers as opposed to the smart casual dark denim jeans. My problem is that I dont know what style and colour of formal trousers I need to go for, that will work with the blazer and waistcoat (Berry, Beige, Light Blue) I was thinking maybe just black, but then I mostly wear tan shoes/brogues, so thought maybe dark brown trousers would be a better choice.

    Any advice on the colour and style of trousers would be most appreciated. Many thanks in advance!!! Aron
     
  2. Off My Rack

    Off My Rack Senior member

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    Pretty tough to give advice on this without some type of pics.
     
  3. aron5

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    So any advice would be very welcome. Thanks.
     
  5. Ivar

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    Are you Willy Wonka?
     
  6. aron5

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    Brilliant, now I am sorted for Halloween!!!
     
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    Any good suggestions then for which formal trousers?
     
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  9. aron5

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    Uhhhh, are these forums actually supposed to be helpful???
     
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    I'm not really sure I can come up with a color trouser that would make the outfit look good. I know black is the wrong answer though. Maybe mid gray flannel? That way, when (if) you decide the combination doesn't work, you are still left with a nice versatile pair of trousers.
     
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    I'm not actually kidding here but I'd go for mustard yellow or something along those lines, matching to the waistcoat is just going to make the jacket look out of place. I think you'll struggle with a "formal" pair of trousers to be honest, I'm thinking cords or something along those lines are going to be your best bet
     
  12. Blackhood

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    Maybe bottle green corduroy trousers?
     
  13. aron5

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    I know, that is why I am unsure what to go for. I think mustard may work, but I think it would be too loud for the office environment. That is why I was thinking of a dark brown, or purple, maybe navy would work, im just unsure!!!
     
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    DocHolliday Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    Light to mid-gray trou would look nice with the coat, as would tan or stone. I'd avoid unusual colors such as purple, as that would emphasize the theatrical element that is prompting the Willy Wonka comparisons. Simpler is better.

    Not sold on the waistcoat for the same reason. And it's hard to judge how the colors would work together when the picture is an inaccurate representation.
     
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    I agree.

    Cool looking jacket but I wouldn't wear it with that waistcoat (that's just me, though).
     
  16. Quadcammer

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    that jacket caused permanent damage to my eyes. You can expect to hear from my attorney.
     
  17. David Reeves

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    I think there's just too much going on with that vest and jacket. I really just wouldn't put that vest with the jacket, separate vests are very tricky full stop. Try a hunter red vest and some mid grey flannel trousers with that jacket.
     

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