Classics become so for a reason. Grey trousers are pretty much unbeatable, which is why they’ve been the default for wearing with patterned jackets for almost a century.
So honor your ancestors with charcoal trousers and an odd jacket — it’s a combo that works for me. You might also consider a tab collar for a change of pace. Billy Joel sings that it’ll welcome you back to the age of jive.
You know, where these guys were. — CC