I’ve written before about pushing through your comfort zone and trying something new. This applies to me too.
I’ve longed after a pastel linen jacket for a while now. I know that Moss Bros jackets fit me well off the rack so I went back to their website and I was torn between a light blue linen jacket and a pink linen jacket.
I thought the pink one looked great but I was unsure as whether I could pull it off.
How versatile is a pink jacket?
Well it works with white shirts for sure. And also with light blue shirts.
Maybe not with pink shirts because there’d be little difference or contrast between the shirt colour and the jacket colour.
This then is less versatile than my light green tweed jacket (also from Moss Bros) which would work with all of the above shirt colours.
Trousers-wise, navy chinos or navy jeans would work well, as would white or beige chinos.
What to look for in a pink jacket?
The same rules apply to pink jackets as they do to all other jackets and all other clothes.
The most important of these is fit.
The sleeves should end at your wrist and when your arms are at your side, a bit of shirt sleeve should be visible just past or longer than where your jacket sleeve ends.
The bottom of the jacket at the back should have two vents or cuts.
The jacket should be easily and comfortably closable but not overly loose.
The overall jacket length should not go further than your bum at the back and not lower than your groin at the front. Equally, you don’t want your jacket to be so short that you see your ass.
Go into the shop and try the different sizes until you reach the fit recommendations above.
I tried the 40R (which means 40 inch chest regular length), 40S, 38R and 38S.
I chose the 40S in the end and I think it fits pretty well.
Can you pull off a pink linen jacket?
You’ll never know until you try. Give it a go!