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What would you suggest I wear with this shirt?

Mr Tickle

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I really like this shirt but am on the verge of passing it on as I can't seem to find much that I feel goes really well with it.
It is linen/cotton so summer wear, and a beautiful blue hue, but seems too dark somehow to look elegant with my mostly light-coloured summer upper-wear, light coloured jackets and sweaters, etc. And too dark to go well with Navy?
Any suggestions?
 

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mhip

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Looks like French blue.
For me, it would look great with with a variety of jackets. Grey jumps to mind, light or dark...
 

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Linen/cotton you say? Yes, certainly a Summer blend. What about ivory/cream slacks? I think the contrast would actually be interesting. Otherwise, light gray as mentioned by @mhip would work as well. Good luck.
 

Mr Tickle

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Linen/cotton you say? Yes, certainly a Summer blend. What about ivory/cream slacks? I think the contrast would actually be interesting. Otherwise, light gray as mentioned by @mhip would work as well. Good luck.
Thanks!
It's actually upper-body/outerwear pairings I'm having difficulty coming up with, though!
Grey is just about the only colour jacket/blazer I don't own, unfortunately.
I have a "stone" (looks more brown in the pictures) linen hopsack jacket arriving today, will give that a try!
 

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Plus, who says you have to match it with trousers and blazers only? You can always throw a nice sweater over it. It can go well with both dark and light colors, even red (if you dare).
 

Daniel Hakimi

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It's a strong blue. I think those stone chinos are actually a really solid pairing. Light greys, everything in that space. Maybe olives if you want something different. You could try it with brown tailoring, too, but that'll come down to undertones, I think.

Looking at the ring jacket sale: this blazer, and this one, this suit... If your budget is lower, something in that spirit.
 

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OK, just me - but wearing a jacket over a linen shirt kind of defeats the purpose of the breath-ability of linen. I would wear it sans-jacket. But, otherwise I agree with the color options mentioned by others.
 

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