One of the trends forecasted for last fall that never really materialized was an abundance of olive green. I guess that, like weathermen, fashion forecasters can be wrong as well.

But the good news is that because it never “caught on,” there’s no reason to be sick of it. And, in fact, now is as good a time as any to add an olive blazer to your wardrobe. Here’s one way to do it.

mens olive blazer outfit idea

I almost bought an olive blazer at Al Bazar during my last trip to Milan. I decided against it because I was slightly worried about how versatile it would (or wouldn’t) be. So in Italy, instead of the green, I went with the brown version, which I have gotten a lot of wear out of (i.e. it was a good choice).

mens olive blazer outfit idea

| WEARING | Ralph Lauren blazer and pants, Uniqlo shirt, Oliver Peoples glasses, Rolex watch, Smythson notebook, Suede shoes c/o Tod’s | PHOTOGRAPHY | by Rob McIver Photo

Does that mean that an olive blazer isn’t versatile? Absolutely not. And it’s a fantastic fall/winter piece. But what color pants should you wear with an olive blazer?

Though I wouldn’t consider olive a ‘neutral,’ per se, it’s pretty close. As a result, treat it just like you would any other color from the classic menswear palate. In other words, you can pair it with most anything.

mens olive blazer outfit idea

The easiest pants to wear an olive blazer with are classic blue or grey trousers, or a pair of slim dark denim.

It can certainly be dressed up, but the earthiness of the color gives it a more rugged appearance. Try it with a denim or chambray shirt.

mens olive blazer outfit idea

mens olive blazer outfit idea

Thanks for reading.

Stylishly Yours,

Brian Sacawa
He Spoke Style

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