I have this Brooks Brothers sport coat in said color, probably from the late eighties/early nineties. It may seem somewhat innocuous in comparison to some of my sunny weather foppery, but I assure you, this periwinkle jacket is a tough nut to crack.
While it may seem a bit more subdued than some colors, it's harder to work with. Grey, navy and khaki are instant conservative base colors. Kelly green, bright red, Nantucket red, et al. are sheer boldness, setting a definite (loud) tone in their own way, but this periwinkle falls dangerously between these two divergent attitudes. I chose to play it safe and casual, with a navy button down and a paisley square in burgundy, navy and gold.
So, "where's the difficulty?" you might ask.
Periwinkle can go from nonchalant boathouse casual to geriatric white Velcro shoe territory in a hairs breadth, if you're not careful. Last time I wore some chuckle head said I looked like Bob Hope...and he was right.Damn jacket makes things difficult every time.
Which is , of course, the best thing about it, no?