Navy and red are 1 of the most classic colour combinations, it just screams nautical.
Well, it shouts it very loudly at the very least.
But how to make nautical not feel like you’ve just stepped off a yacht? Well, I think the trick is to break it up with textures and and a lot of white.
I started this look with the knitted tie, it kind of dictated the rest of the look. Knitted ties have a very distinct texture, so to tone it down I paired it with a textured white shirt, this one has a light herringbone pattern running through. The blazer as well as the pants both have a little nailhead texture, but I didn’t want to feel as though I was wearing a suit, so I broke it up with a blazer that had some navy piping so that they still felt connected to the pants.
The details were about tying it all up, the red lapel pin to break up the tie and draw your eye across, and the pocket square in a completely different blue…an experiment almost, it seemed to work too.
Here are the details
Clubmaster sunglasses by Ray Ban
Blazer from H&M
Shirt by TM Lewin – Available at Edgars
Knitted tie by Treinta-Tres
Tie clip by Suited Man
Skull lapel pin (re fashioned earring) from Lovisa
Pants by Topman
Belt by Paul Smith
Shoes by Socrati
Okay. Stay fancy.
2 thoughts on “Fancy Friday in navy and red”
I’m in need of some fashion insight, I have a really big event coming up(my Matric Banquet) and I’m financially torn between either a blazer or the trousers, they’re both Tweed and really nice I want to know does one have to wear a blazer, because I see myself getting the trousers and a white shirt with a nice skinny tie and a brown wingtip on my feet
PLEASE HELP !!!
Your boy Obe’
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My advice is to get the blazer, it makes more of a statement and you will get more use out of it in the long run.
Hope this helps.