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What to do with this bright blue safari jacket?

FlyingHorker

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I've worn this maybe a grand total of 6x in the past two years, and I've no idea how to pair it or what to do with it.

I picked out the swatch in the tailoring shop to copy an old safari jacket of mine, but it turned out much brighter than I intended it to be.
 

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Dress it up more. Wear it in spring with some cream flannels, proper shoes, and a dress shirt
 

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Dress it up more. Wear it in spring with some cream flannels, proper shoes, and a dress shirt
An suggestions on dress shirt colour? It's been surprisingly difficult
 

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dye it navy, rit dye? I'm not sure, just throwing some ideas.
 

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Gotcha, I do have one.

I have a lot of pastel pinks, wouldn't that look too garish with this?
For the Spring and Summer, a pastel pink would look great with the jacket. I would go for it.
 

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I actually like that color, it's definitely not the predictable khaki or olive drab. Pair it with the trousers or some khaki/sand colored chinos with some proper shoes (e.g. loafers without socks) a light blue or pastel pink shirt (yes, it's rakish, but it's eye-catching) with or without stripes, a very lightly woven cream-colored scarf and man, you'll just need to be in Nice, Monaco or Cannes (or any other warm location with well dressed people ;-) and you'll look smashing!
 

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Dye it yourself. This guy didn't on similar safari jacket and the results were very good. https://woollenhulls.com/post/173874709916/dye-it-yourself
I also did it with 2 blazer . A Boglioli on a cotton/linen blend and a Polo Ralph Lauren in 100% cotton.

The results were great (no shrinkage at all that was my main concern) but i have the pick stitching and button hole thread on the polo was polyester and it didn't take the colour. I had to remove the thread and had a new top stitch and buttonhole made in blue colour.

The dye i use was dylon dye. I looked at rye but it looked very messy and the colours didnt look very rich.
 

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BTW, don't dye it ... it would be a shame for the striking color (and would require all new buttons... what a hassle)
 

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perhaps if you got rid of the belt it might be a bit more attractive to my eye.
 

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