The green blazer, though (possibly) classic in its own sense, is a tricky thing to pull off. I do think this converted suit jacket works better as a blazer, but the key seems to be simplicity and understatement, lest one wind up looking like an old man. Here, it is paired with a sage green Brooks Brothers cotton cable knit sweater ($4.99), white oxford, and pink paisley square...just to keep things from getting frumpy:
and , as always, a good pair of shoes holds things down nicely:
I have to admit, all day long I went back and forth over this jacket. I think I like it, but I'll be damned if it isn't a tough nut. I almost tried it with a tie, but I looked like grandpa at a funeral in the Summer, or something. I kept thinking I should get rid of it, then kept thinking I should keep it. I suppose it's not worth it, if it occupies my head so much. But then I started thinking about details, and how I like a blazer to have patch pockets, only this one doesn't, because it's not a blazer, it's the jacket to a suit. But I still have the pants. Maybe I could have the tailor fashion some patch pockets out of the material of the pants. That would make all the difference, right? Or is that way to much trouble, money and effort to spend on a borderline ugly thrift store find?
I guess I just don't know this time. Advice welcome.