What to wear with a navy blazer

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by VMan, May 31, 2004.

  1. VMan

    VMan Senior member

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    Next Sunday I'm attending my sister's high school graduation ceremony. When I graduated, I noticed that the attendees wore anything from denim shorts and a t-shirt to full suits, with the majority of people wearing jeans and a t-shirt or a shirt and khakis.

    I want to put some of my nice clothes to use, so I am planning on wearing a navy high-stance three button jacket (with only the middle button done - the lapel has such a gorgeous roll.) from Jil Sander. I'd pair this with a striped dress shirt, no tie.

    I need suggestions for the color of pants to wear. I was considering a more casual look - untucking the dress shirt (I'd wear one that isn't too long) and wearing some semi-distressed PDC jeans. I'm leaning more towards standard slacks, though. Would medium gray flat-front slacks be acceptable with a navy jacket? I know that tan trousers are pretty standard fare with navy blazers, but I don't want to look like I just left prep school. Any other suggestions?
     
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    bigbadbuff Senior member

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    I'd say a terrific pair of jeans would look great... it's actually a tougher decision than I thought [​IMG]
     
  3. Steve B.

    Steve B. Go Spurs Go

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    Gray and khaki can make you look like you just left prep school...

    Jeans look hipper.

    Perhaps even try a bright stripe, tucked in, with a whimsically matching tie...
     
  4. VMan

    VMan Senior member

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    Great advice guys.

    At first I thought the shirt tucked into jeans and worn with a tie would give me the 'Seinfeld' look, but I think it would work. However, I'll switch the tie for a nice vintage-style belt.

    Now, as far as shoes, would you recommend wearing a pair of black trainers, a pair of cream trainers with red accents, or a pair of Ferragamo slip-ons with the horseshoe hardware?
     

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