How To Wear An Olive Jacket Or Blazer: Men’s Style Guide

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Jackets and blazers of any color are basic wardrobe components, not only in the United States but worldwide. The use of olive-colored jackets and blazers for men can be traced back to the military use of these colors for their operations: olive, khaki, and other similarly neutral or earth colors.

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Just as a backgrounder, olive color symbolizes a new and promised life (remember the dove having a branch of an olive tree back to Noah’s ark). It also symbolizes simplicity and peace. In the fashion world, the use of olive and olive green colors have been employed since time immemorial, but it is highly underrated due to the fact that it is a neutral color. The use of olive-colored jackets and blazers creates a cool and elegant laid back look.

Consciously or subconsciously, olive color has slowly but surely been incorporated in American fashion. It is important to remember when wearing an olive color, that it is very much neutral. In other words, it is not bright, nor dull — it simply is. This makes it very versatile and easy to mix with both bright and dark colors for that perfect, naturally stylish fashion statement.

How Should Men Wear Olive Jacket Or Blazer?

There are a lot of ways to make that olive jacket look good in any wardrobe. Consider these few suggestions from trending fashions worldwide on how to wear your men’s olive jacket or blazer.

Wearing Olive Jacket Or Blazer with Green Pants – Chinos, Cargo pants Or Any Trouser

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Men do love a military look to create a strong, street smart impression. For a casual military-inspired look, you can wear a green or olive green cargo pant, a white or gray tee and an ankle length chukka boots to match your olive jacket. When you need to have a business casual look, a green chino and pale colored top – say white or light blue, others suggest pink- would match your olive jacket or blazer.

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You can still use a pair of your ankle length boots to make you look strong and business ready. College men may use a green or olive colored skinny jeans, a V or round neck tee shirt for the top and a pair of dark brown chukka boots to look trendy and fashionable. Remember that an olive color is an almost natural color and it would look great with most shades of wardrobe.

You can still use a pair of your ankle length boots to make you look strong and business ready. College men may use a green or olive colored skinny jeans. A round or v-neck tee shirt for the top and a pair of dark brown chukka boots for a trendy and fashionable look. Remember that an olive color is an almost natural color and it would look great with most shades in your wardrobe.

Wearing Olive Jacket or Blazer With Cream & White Chinos

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The usual pairs of white or cream colored chinos and an olive overshirt jacket or blazer perfectly create a laid back, cool option for younger men. Shirt options may include a striped v neck or a tan colored round neck shirt. Fashion gurus believe that this kind of versatile look could easily blend you in in pubs, in streets, coffee shops or in-house parties.

Anything Goes Well With Olive Jacket Or Blazer

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Many fashion enthusiasts claim that every wardrobe has a touch of olive or olive green color, consciously or otherwise. Like a staple fashion component, most Americans have an olive jacket in their closets. That defines the seeming versatility of the color called Olive. But what happens if the entire over-shirt top is entirely olive? What other combination of wardrobes would look best with it? Well, fashion critics use one basic principle in creating fashion designs that normally trend. Use monochromatic colors from top to bottom to safely qualify for a trendy outfit.

But what happens if the entire over-shirt top is entirely olive? What other combination of wardrobes would look best with it? Well, fashion critics use one basic principle in creating fashion designs that normally trend. Use monochromatic colors from top to bottom to safely qualify for a trendy outfit.

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You can safely create a style using the same monochrome technique by pairing an olive jacket or blazer with earthen or naturally colored trousers –say light brown, gray or camel– and a light colored top.

For the top, if you want to show the rugged and hippy look, use either a round or v-neck tee. However, if you want to look a bit more formal, you can use a long sleeve collared top. Generally, the colors of light blue, pink or white would be best. Use a pair of chukka boots to match it just right. Light to dark color boots would be perfect.

You can also go darker for your pants and go light with your top. Make use of the monochromatic matching of colors for your wardrobes. Tops colored gray, white, light or olive green, light blue, or even yellow always work best.

Know Your Size For A Better Jacket Or Blazer Fit

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There are two possible scenarios if you are not wearing a jacket or blazer that is not your actual size. To keep your jacket tailored-fit looking and to make sure that you don’t look ridiculous with what you wear, take note of these tips.

First, check that the seam of your jacket or blazer sits on your shoulders before adjoining the sleeves portion and make sure that the end of the cuffs reaches the wrist portion above your hand. To make sure that you don’t look too big or too small for your jacket or blazer, take note your jacket size is the measurement of the chest area and the number that corresponds the size the same number in inches.

Measurements are as follows: Size 34 (34 inches; 86 cm); 36 (36 inches; 91 cm); 38 (38 inches; 96 cm); 40 (40 inches; 101 cm); 42 (42 inches; 106 cm); 44 (44 inches; 111cm); 46 (46 inches; 116 cm).

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