What goes with "olive"?

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  1. Coal_Mining_Polak

    Coal_Mining_Polak Senior member

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    Olive is hands down the most underrated and underutilized color. It's essential that any olive-colored item be a flattering cut, as it may otherwise drift into 80's territory. I wear olive 60's Levi's Sta-Prest with just about everything, one of my favorites is with a navy or gray sport coat. I would recommend against most browns since alongside olive they tend to produce a swampy/muddy tone.
     


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    I like those too, I didn't in the past but I got used to them and really like them now :)



    True, I have a couple of trousers in olive and look very good with burgundy and oxblood shoes.
     


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    Pairs well with grey, I like olive jackets and light grey pants and olive suits and black ties.
     


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    Rainn Wilson (Dwight) from NBC's The Office. IMHO, that show sucked after Steve Carell left in 2011.

    I disagree with that poster. Try grey slacks, yellow or white shirt, and matching necktie. [VIDEO][/VIDEO] Think of Dick Cavett from July 1969 when he interviewed the late Janis Joplin? Cavett have style and I share the same birthday as him while my cousin shares the same birthday as Letterman.
     


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    Agree and am surprised that this thread isn't full of 10 pages making fun / sarcastic comments of the OP.
     


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    I wouldn't wear it top to bottom, but olive is a great color.
     


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    I concur that olive is a great colour. I accidentally realized that my olive slacks go great with a light grey SC that I have.
     
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    Gareth surpassed Dwight. The 'Mercan audience wasn't ready for "Gareth"-type character because it mocked the military - specifically the Territorial Army, which is equivalent to 'Mercan National Guard.

    Neither Dwight nor Gareth looked okay in olive.
     


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    Really? I thought it would've been SF approved. The haircut really lifts the outfit to a whole new level.
     


  11. SartorialSlackr

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    Appreciate the replies ... you guys are very helpful, and love your sense of humor!

    Enjoy your weekend.



    :)
     


  12. GusW

    GusW Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    Please don't wear olive pants with an olive colored shirt.

    With olive pants I suggest a blue shirt. (not tan, olive, gold or white) For a jacket choose a true khaki color or brown with some texture or pattern.
     


  13. SartorialSlackr

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    Thanks!


    I have that color jacket now, so I'm set.

    And I'll be wearing olive sox (OTC Gold Toe) to go with that.
     


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    I you plan on wearing olive pants and shirt, you should stick to olive as the color for the jacket. And don't forget your helmet and rifle.


    If you plan on wearing them seperately, I'd suggest something in the red family.
    But be careful, you wouldn't want to look like a christmas tree.

    earth tones should be the safer bet for the jacket.

    for the shirt, I can't imagine any indoor approved outfit without a rifle over the shoulder and a dead rabbit in the hand.

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    ah, you have it. fine :)
     
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    Khaki, brown, black, gray. Navy too, if the tones are right. Burgundy pairs very well when you're talking ties. Can be worn with either black or brown shoes.

    Olive is actually really versatile if you know how to use it. It works with just about everything navy will, except that it plays nice with black. I probably wear my olive khakis more than my khaki ones.

    Just please, don't pair olive pants with an olive shirt. For that matter, you shouldn't do that with any color.
     
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