Is it "wrong" to wear a khaki jacket in the winter?
Just wondering. I got one on an BR end-of-season sale that I really like and would like to wear it, even though its winter. Is that a fashion faux-pas, like white shoes after labor day?
Also, any tips for wearing it in a business casual work environment? What color pants, etc? With ANY jacket on, I'd already be the most dressed up person in the office, but I want to find something that works well with it.
funny. i just saw a guy in a camel blazer at a wendys tonight, and it's below 30f outside. he did stick out of the crowd a little. partly because wendys customers at 10 pm mostly are not interestingly dressed. but i would say that crisp color would stick out in many places.
Yesterday I wore a cotton blazer, a little darker than true khaki but pretty close, to work. I didn't think anything of the season, it worked pretty well. Where I am - it's too cold for even a tweed blazer without a top coat on a lot of mornings. If I'm going to wear a top coat anyway, I don't see a reason not to wear cotton.
I wore it with navy chinos, a button-up and brown leather boots. I would think brown chinos or corduroys would also work.
I think a camelhair blazer is good for winter, but sometimes a cotton/poplin khaki might seem a little off season at times. With a scarf, heavy sweater underneath, with boots, etc. I think you can dress it for the season.
Agree with Mike on color pairing -- flip the classic khakis and navy blazer look, or go with jeans or a darker shade of brown.
Thanks for the advice. I don't own any navy pants, mostly because I never had a decent pair of brown shoes to wear them with, so I never bothered. Now that I do, seems like its be worthwhile all around. I suppose I could wear it with my brown pants though in the meantime.
I agree with everyone else, you shouldn't run into a problem wearing it. Generally the colors you want to avoid in the colder months are the heinously bright yellows, reds, oranges, etc. that make spring and summer wardrobes fun to wear.
Basically none of these: http://i.ebayimg.com/00/$%28KGrHqR,!l!FCebui8mCBQuP+YVM%28Q~~_1.JPG?set_11 .JPG?set_id=807
(though I personally wouldn't wear those even during the summer anyway.)
Also, forget the "no white shoes after Labor Day." Like is oft repeated, there's no true "rules" in dressing well (at least that most people would call you on), so long as you know what you're doing with your clothes.
Edit: Wait, I thought of one: white socks anywhere but the gym.