Our series of posts on the color olive comes to an end with a peek inside the armoire at Ivy-Style.com headquarters.

This related shade, lovat, is seen on one of the new Norman Hilton sportcoats. I picked it up last week at the New York factory where it’s made; Nick Hilton gave me a tour along with a perenially sockless FE Castleberry.

The next day I took it for a test drive in the outfit pictured above, which includes flannel trousers and ancient madder necktie from O’Connell’s, Ralph Lauren Purple Label pocket square, J. Press collar pin, and monk straps by Peal & Co. for Brooks Brothers.

Forget what socks I wore. — CC