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    I mostly wear dark denim. Occasionally, khaki and chinos in gray. I'm thinking a gray or charcoal would be a more versatile color in my case.

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    Anyone know how the quality is on the legacy blazer wool now?

    https://www.jcrew.com/p/mens_categor...=1&cartIndex=0

    Apparently the wool comes from American Woolen who bought a mill former owned by Italian maker Loma Piana. Wondering if the jacket is of the same quality now?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dynasty View Post
    I mostly wear dark denim. Occasionally, khaki and chinos in gray. I'm thinking a gray or charcoal would be a more versatile color in my case.
    In the past, I've always said that your first blazer should be high quality navy. I've recently begun to rethink that. I'm starting to think that a darkish gray (a shade lighter than charcoal) is best. It goes with white pants, khaki pants, light gray pants, navy pants, and darker denim. I find that the navy blazer really only goes well with light-to-mid gray pants, khaki pants, white pants, and lighter denim. I prefer wearing navy dress pants to khaki, but the only blazer I have that I can wear with them is a brown patterned blazer that is really only meant to wear in the colder months. I'm now looking to buy something like this from Bonobos to wear year round -- https://bonobos.com/products/jetsett...zer?color=grey

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    Quote Originally Posted by Paddington View Post
    In the past, I've always said that your first blazer should be high quality navy. I've recently begun to rethink that. I'm starting to think that a darkish gray (a shade lighter than charcoal) is best. It goes with white pants, khaki pants, light gray pants, navy pants, and darker denim. I find that the navy blazer really only goes well with light-to-mid gray pants, khaki pants, white pants, and lighter denim. I prefer wearing navy dress pants to khaki, but the only blazer I have that I can wear with them is a brown patterned blazer that is really only meant to wear in the colder months. I'm now looking to buy something like this from Bonobos to wear year round -- https://bonobos.com/products/jetsett...zer?color=grey
    Agree. It also goes with black pants. Indeed, I wore an almost charcoal blazer today to work with black trousers and a blue pinstripe shirt. I don't even own a blue blazer and haven't for years. And I own six or seven others at least.

    Don't get me wrong, blue is a solid choice, but I prefer grey as well.

    Also, to the OP: If you are really on a budget, and want to go more to casual than dress, you can't beat this sale at Men's Warehouse right now; $89 for cotton Joseph Abboud:

    https://www.menswearhouse.com/mens-c...tm_content=dyn

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    ^^Those Bonobos sport coats are nice. If you bought one in every color you'd just about be set. Interestingly they seem to have two different lapel widths going on. The narrow that we've become used to in the standard blues and greys and wider lapels in the textures and patterns. You get the feeling things are heading in the wider direction and this is how they're tapering them in.

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