The jacket is dark brown with barely visible light greenish-blue checks.

Would a plain-white shirt go with it? What about deep oxford blue? What about a white shirt with thin widely strapped black straps? What about a light blue stripe shirt? Stripes though, probably don't go with checks, do they?

Would a white plain (think mad men, Don Draper) pocket square go with it? If not - what would?


Since it's a sports jacket, I think no tie should be worn with it, and the top shirt button unbuttoned.

I'd be wearing black shoes (no patterns) and either dark blue jeans or one of these trousers (which ones would go with it, and which are more versatile, by the way?):

1) http://statics.suitsupply.com/images/products/Trousers/zoom/Trouser...

2) http://statics.suitsupply.com/images/products/Trousers/zoom/Trouser...

Appreciate any advice!

Views: 206

Reply to This

Replies to This Discussion

I'd probably try to emphasize the greenish-blue in the jacket and choose a very pale green or blue button-down shirt with no stripes.  It sounds like all your surrounding components are neutral, so most colors would work as long as they're not too strong.

Look to nature when combining colors.  God did a great job with color palettes.

 

Brown reminds me of bark, like a tree.  So, think colors you would find on a tree...green is obvious, but also blue, pink, yellow, lavender, etc.

 

Though you identified it as being subtle, checkers can be thought of as a strong pattern. I would stick with neutrals, which for you means solids, when coordinating.  Extremely subtle patterns, ones which when viewed at arms length while squinting appear solid, might also work, but be careful.

RSS

Latest Activity

Native Son replied to John Muir's discussion Donald Trump Is A Greedy, Creepy, Ignorant Jerk in the group The Great Debate
"IMHO, a huge part of Trump's "appeal" is that he throws red meat to the press (Except for maybe Univision...). And a number of his supporters remind me of a "filler item" on one of the local news shows, "People Behaving…"
23 minutes ago
Native Son replied to O'Neal's discussion Absolutely FRUSTRATED.
"Eight months isn't even the probationary period in a lot of places."
45 minutes ago
Native Son replied to Braeden's discussion My Fellow Americans, What Nation are you From?
"As usual, a whole lot of generalizations, loosely based on county lines.  Must be inflation that caused the "nations" to go from 9 to 11."
53 minutes ago
Eric James Thiele updated their profile
1 hour ago
Native Son replied to Dakota Caraway's discussion Paying off Student loans
"If I may...If you can pay the loans off in 5 years go for it.  At least your repayment plan lets you pay ahead (Years ago, I had a consumer loan that had two options: The full amount of the loan or the scheduled payment. Period.). You need to…"
1 hour ago
Anders Kanten replied to Larry Boettcher's discussion Multi Colored Beard in the group Men with Beards
3 hours ago
Anders Kanten commented on Bill Teeple's group Manly Hats!
"Just got my akubra:)"
3 hours ago
Anders Kanten replied to Dakota Caraway's discussion Paying off Student loans
"Loan consolidation is the word I was looking for, yes. If you do not seek out those ads but arrange a meeting in your bank and ask for it, or atleast, your options. That might help a lot. If you could loan the…"
3 hours ago

© 2015   Created by Brett McKay.   Powered by

Badges  |  Report an Issue  |  Terms of Service