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What goes with "olive"?

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by SartorialSlackr, May 21, 2012.

  1. SartorialSlackr

    SartorialSlackr Member

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    I'm doing a crossing on QM2 in Dec, and planning my wardrobe choices.

    Was wondering what color jacket goes well with olive trousers, and an olive-colored shirt?
    I have an off white jacket, almost like a cream color that I wore with the above.

    But since it'll be autumn/winter, want to make sure I pick the right color jacket to complement the trousers.

    Does brown work, or a dark shade of tan?

    Thanks for your help!
     


  2. mandjo

    mandjo Well-Known Member

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    A cream of off white jacket is fine. Brown or black for autumn/winter.
     


  3. SartorialSlackr

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    Thanks!


    So I guess brown shoes and belt go ok with a black jacket?
     


  4. jrd617

    jrd617 Stylish Dinosaur

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    Tan is the only combo I really like. Olive pants are nice, but aren't versatile
     


  5. knoll45

    knoll45 Well-Known Member

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    Not really into greens/olives. I mostly wear browns, greys, and blues.
     


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    GBR Distinguished Member

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    Don't be too worried, few transatlantic passngers will notice clothes over much these - sea travel really is now for the masses.
     


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    I agree.

    And it's a shame the choices for the right colors are limited for accessories ... brown belt, shoes, sox. (And olive sox)
    But I've seen a guy wear off-white sox with olive trousers. Guess that's an option for spring/summer?
     


  9. SartorialSlackr

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    LOL
     


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    F. Corbera Distinguished Member

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    Cold gin and dry vermouth, if you are uncivilized.
     


  11. sns23

    sns23 Senior Member

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    Stay away from olive.

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    You can skip the vermouth if you are civilized
     


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    to give u an idea

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    Agreed.

    Although I must confess I'm still particularly partial to those vulgar 'jumbo cocktail olives'.

    Call me a rube if you must.
     


  15. Cant kill da Rooster

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    Can you post a pic? Olive pants with an olive shirt sounds odd. A white shirt as shown above would look much better. No one mentioned bergundy shoes which I think would also go well.
     


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