That jacket, along with its darker brother, the Rye Brown jacket , is a neutral earth tone. The issue is maintaining the proper placement of the waistband of the pant on my hips. We call it dressing from the inside out and we wrote a whole article about how to do it.
Peach is a nice color and it was trending in menswear over the summer, usually in the form of a linen suit. If they wedding dress code requires you wear a jacket, then definitely wear a jacket. A lighter, better color combination with peach is gray. Do you have a light or dark preferably light gray jacket you could wear with this outfit instead? If so, we think that will suit you the best.
Sorry Saahil, we have no imagination for what color this blazer is and what it looks like. A picture or example would be more helpful here. I have a white shirt from Eton and a pair of beige chinos from Hilfiger. Im having a hard time finding a blazer to go with this look.
This depends on your style and also what the occasion is for this outfit. Wear the classic navy blazer with gold button s. Try a brown blazer with a subtle pattern. Are you a style guy? Need a more business casual look? Opt for an interesting blue blazer. I have a shawl lapel black shiny blazer and matt dark grey pants.. What kind of shirt would look good?
Some tough love, here John: Black blazers are pretty limiting to start with. And invest in quality. If that means you spend a bit more today, think of it this way: We hear ya, Chuck. By the way, have you seen our latest collection? I have a dark emerald green jacket and dark brown trousers, what colour shirt would you recommend? I was thinking light pink. A light pink shirt would look nice with the dark brown trousers, but adding a emerald green jacket on top of that is too much.
Emerald green and brown are both strong solid colors, so you should decide between two dress shirt colors that go with virtually anything: Hope this helps, Joe.
Jacket Appears solid charcoal blue from a distance. It is actuall small grey checks with blue stripes running through How can I dress up for a new dress down with jeans.
This sounds like a great blazer and appropriate to pair with jeans. Other shirt options could be a light blue dress shirt or oxford.
Hi, I have a black trouser, white shirt and black and black wingtip dress shoes. Can I use camel or gray blazer? What color shirt and tie could be used? I have a black pants, white shirt and knitted ties. A gray blazer would be a good choice? What could wear shirts and ties? Yes, the gray blazer is a good choice here. In the photos of examples of article blazers have patterns, it is mandatory? Tweed, herringbone, houndstooth, ect. Or plain blazer okay?
Patterns give your look personality but many guys stick with plain solids because of an irrational fear of mismatching. Patterned jackets are nothing to be afraid of. As we noted in look three, patterns can make matching easier because they give you more colors to work with.
If you have a jacket with gray and brown and burgundy accents, Gray pants, brown pants and burgundy chinos all complement it nicely.
So, no, it is not mandatory that you wear patterned jackets, but it sure does make things easier and more stylish. Does navy blazer and cream pant match prefectly? There is no such thing as matching perfectly, Asmatullah. Some combinations work better than others, but the truth is the colors of your clothes matching is only a small part of dressing well.
The much more important thing to keep in mind is how well do you your clothes match you. When you break that up it breaks up the whole look and makes you look like you forgot half of your suit. I have light beige color blazer. Can you advise any good combination of pant, shirt and tie with it?
Using the rule in Look 2 above, you can try bringing more brown to town. With a pair of dark brown slacks and white dress shirt, your light beige blazer will have a very complementary outfit. If you need help matching shirts and ties, read more here.
We like this pair of pants with a shirt with a small blue pattern. Since beige is a more summery, casual color for a blazer, you can even think about foregoing the tie on this outfit. That spots are part of the material. I got a plain black shirt and dark blue denim jeans with lite shades patterns over it. Would you prefer me any other better combinations that would be better for my blazer so that I could wear it for my cousins wedding ceremony.
I am a guy with cm height , Lil over weight and medium colour. Both of those items are too casual for the occasion. Instead, wear a white shirt which works with everything and some dress pants in gray, blue or black.
These two changes will dress your look up appropriately and keep you looking sharp. Would we recommend it? That tie will disrupt the color harmony by introducing black into an otherwise earthtoned outfit. Swap it out for one that does not include black for a safer bet. Of course, all of this has nothing to do with how it will look good on you.
Orange and blue is a high contrast combination with two very strong saturated colors. This can come off a little gaudy. A medium blue jacket and orange chinos and loafers might be great for a walking tour of Milan this summer. Wearing it to work at a law firm? Once you decide on that, the trick is not to focus on the color combination in a vacuum but to look at the colors on yourself. For more on this, check out our article on dressing yourself from the inside out.
Not to oversell it, but it will drastically change the way you see the world! What are the rules for matching textures? I have a pair of textured weave dress pants. Does the blazer have to have the same texture or stitching? Jon, the Unsuit is its own rule-breaking category of clothing. Most of the looks in this article are a mix of plain and textured weaves. Should I buy it, if I did what should I match it with, all I could think of is white shirt with tassel loafers.
I also found pinstripe light navy pants, what would I match those with jackets. There are so many factors that go into your purchases, from style to budget to fabrics to quality of construction to how they fit into your current wardrobe, to wear you plan to wear them, etc. What looks good on you may look awful on someone else and vice versa. Instead, we all need to learn to dress from the inside out. Dressing from the inside out is such a big deal we devoted a whole article to it that we highly recommend: How to Choose Your Clothes: Now, armed with that knowledge, you tell us, do teal dress pants work with your coloring and your existing wardrobe?
Wear those standout teal pants once a week and they start to lose their uniqueness. It may be better to have some basic blues and grays and tans before going out for a spin around the less versatile portions of the color wheel. As for pinstripe pants, we suggest wearing them with the matching jacket to keep the clean lines of the pinstripes going all the way up and down.
Gray pants are the way to go. Any strong colors are going to create too jarring of a contrast with a black jacket and any earthtones will make for a strange combination. For instance, you mentioned brown shoes, but those would not look good with a black jacket.
And while we said that strong colors are jarring against black, too dark colors, like a navy tie, create a mushy low contrast look. Our advice is to stick with shades of gray when you wear this black jacket but to only wear this jacket sparingly and go with a more versatile blazer in blue or gray, like any of these.
Gray and pink make for a strong color combination, but the blue shirt sounds like an unnecessary addition of color. The jacket will be the star of the show. Super dark nearly black navy blue coat. Light gray inner polo. Your blazer and pants combination sounds like a good match. We suggest you stick with the dark-ish gray pants.
In no situation do we think you should wear a polo shirt with a tie. Hey, I have a black jacket, a white shirt and grey pants…I also have black and blue pants. Can I mix a black jacket with grey pants or I should just stick to black on black. A black jacket with gray pants is a great match and this color combination is typically more flattering to most skin tones than black on black is.
What color shirt would match best? I will wear an open collar shirt with no tie. An outfit is made of pieces, a jacket, pants, a shirt, a pocket square, a pair of socks, shoes etc. In this case, think about what this collage needs. Sounds like it needs a splash of color. That depends on how you look. Then a light blue dress shirt would be the way to go. Try a darker blue shirt. Got jet black hair? Try a shirt with some black in it.
If you go that route, just add a pocket square with some color in it again, echoing some of your own coloring just to give this look an accent. I have a very dark navy sport coat. I would like it pair it with a white shirt and blue pants. I need advice though, as I have read that as long as your pants are not too close of a color match, that the blue trousers could be acceptable. In my case, the blazer is a very dark navy, almost black, and the pants are a medium-blue.
There is a high color differentiation and no chance that someone might think I was trying to unduly make a navy suit out of the pairing. If so, what type of ties would go well with the outfit? Neither the blazer nor the pants are patterned.
Contrast is the key component. As for a tie to work with your blue-on-blue tonal outfit we recommend sticking with the blue color family but changing up some other element of the tie. We like a knit tie for the job. The textural contrast with all of the smooth worsted wool provides the right amount of visual difference. You can go with a solid navy blue knit tie for a truly minimalist approach or a striped tie that echoes the two tones of blue in the rest of the outfit like this navy knit tie with light blue stripes or this blue striped knit tie that has three different shades of blue in it.
Hi, am a 48 yrs man with height of cms, weight around 68 kg, black hair, brown near to black eyes, skin color Tan. Thank you so much in anticipation. You could hire a personal stylist to map out an entire wardrobe for you. This is an option that some men use and love. In fact, some of the original members of the Black Lapel Custom Clothiers team were personal stylists. A personal stylist can save a lot of time and help you build a wardrobe that works.
You can figure out what looks good on you and build your own wardrobe full of pieces that can be combined and recombined many times over. Thank you so much for your helpful suggestions. I really appreciate it. Have a great day ahead. Blues also work well with brown. We paired the Hudson Navy Windowpane Custom Blazer with caramel toned chinos when we photographed it but this jacket would also work with darker brown slacks, as would other lighter blues.
Brown is neutral enough to go with lots of colors. The black blazer is the misfit in this outfit. For one, the combination of dark navy pants and a black jacket provides no contrast.
And a black blazer with brown shoes is a mismatch. That will give you the contrast you need to bring this look to life. For inspiration, take a look at our page of blazers. I have a navy blue suit, is it possible to use the jacket from that to go with the first look on here? You can use a navy blue jacket to recreate the first look above. In fact, we did it for you when we shot our Navy Blue Custom Blazer with the same pants. As for the difference between a blazer and a suit jacket.
There was a time when blazers were distinctly different from suit jackets but these days the two branches have, for the most part, grown back together and suit jackets are commonly worn separate from their matching pants. I have a butter colour with black label and light ash pant and lailac shirt. Can I combine these? Confidence, on the other hand, goes with everything. I have black, grey, light grey, and tan pants for work am adding a white shirt and various ties.
I need a sport coat to pretty much go with all of it. What recommendations do you have? But the answer is looking back at you in the mirror. Use your own coloring your skin tone, hair color, eyes, etc.
With a neutral colored item like a cream blazer, you can wear just about any other color you want with it. But there is hope. The answers you seek are looking back at you in the mirror. Understanding what colors and combinations work for you is easy. It starts with understanding your own coloring and contrast. My husband age 72 will be attending an afternoon wedding…..
Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated! The trick to putting together an outfit is less about making sure the clothes match each other and more about making sure they match the man. They will echo his hair color and tie everything together. Plus, with a burgundy jacket these will let the color of the jacket be the centerpiece of the look. For a shirt and tie we usually suggest echoing your eye color. Finally, with any of these looks, we recommend cordovan or oxblood shoes as a way to keep the whole look cohesive from top to bottom but brown or even black shoes will also work.
I have a university dinner tomorrow night. I have decided to wear a black blazer with a light blue dress shirt and off white trousers. I am still confused whether should I go with the off white trouser or not. Black and white go together, well, like black and white. Things can get tricky once another color is thrown into the mix though. How about keeping this a two-toned outfit?
If you have a white dress shirt which we think you should , you should pair that with your black blazer and off-white trousers. Then we say yes to the off-white trousers! Black and white are neutral. Or you could not add any colors and simply go with shades of gray for the jacket and tie for a monochromatic look.
Instead, focus on matching your clothes to you. You just need to look in the mirror. The key is to look at your own coloring and the contrast between your hair and skin tone. We call it dressing from the inside out and we wrote a whole article about how to do it. Check it out here: I have maroon pants with a little white check on it. And i have a black coat with it. Can you please guide me with shirt and tie combination which will go perfect with it. Without any idea what you look like we can only offer recommendations that go together with your clothes.
Go with a white shirt and a tie that incorporates dark red and black, like this one. The answer to what looks good on you is not going to be in the comments section of any website but it will be there every time you look in the mirror.
When choosing color combinations, making sure your clothes match you is many times more important than trying to match clothes to other clothes. Woah, a shiny silver blazer? We imagine you have exciting places and events to wear this to. Just purchased a light lavender sports coat , wanted to wear jeans but am unsure Jean color as well as shoes and shirt , thinking white shirt with baby blue accents already in my closet and darker blue jeans but not quite indigo as suggested, brown shoes.
Have a little more faith in your outfit building skills, Matt! Darker blue jeans are always a good idea and definitely stay away from indigo as that color usually incorporates purple undertones. Brown shoes pair well with dark blue jeans and the white shirt you mention.
I going to a wedding, so i have a red chino and a beige linen blazer, so what must follow next with regards to shirt color, cravat color and shoes color? In regards to shirt color, we recommend a white button-down shirt to keep things crisp and clean. You should definitely wear brown shoes to compliment your beige blazer, but a light or dark brown shoe color will both work. As for cravat color, we foresee a lightly-colored perhaps light pink or red , subtly-patterned cravat looking really good with this wedding ensemble.
However extremely confused in the choice of colours and not sure what to go for. Matching your clothing colors to each other is really quite simple.
The above examples are all two-color combinations. Pick two colors that work with your own coloring and repeat them throughout your outfit. Do they have to be exact matches? No, in fact, exact tone is a sure sign of a style amateur. The pros know that staying in the same color family is all it takes to make a look hold together. Follow these simple guidelines and your looks will always be cohesive.
I am going to a gala and want to wear my brown velvet jacket. What is a good combination I can put together? I also have a black velvet jacket that I want to wear to another event. A gala always requires black tie. You should wear black tuxedo pants, a white tuxedo shirt, and a black bow tie to match your dinner jacket. As for your other event, you should stick to a similar, classic black tie combination.
Again, we recommend black tuxedo pants, a white tuxedo shirt, and a black bow tie. Enjoy your events, Keith. I have got a desert or rather gold color sleeveless cotton jacket and my skin complexion is fair white. What color cotton shirt and trouser should I go ahead with. That jacket or is it a vest? The trick is to pick clothes that work with you first and each other second. So get yourself in front of a mirror and take a look at our article on How to Choose Your Clothes: Would like your thoughts on a shirt color that would go with a cream blazer and chocolate slacks.
White is the obvious; wondering if a color might be a nice option. What color is that? Check out our article on How to Choose Your Clothes: I am planning on wearing gray dress pants with a navy jacket for a wedding in a couple of weeks. What are your thoughts on a light purple gingham vs light blue gingham style shirt, and what color and style of tie would work best? Thanks for your advice. Gingham gives you a more relaxed look. As for which color to wear, often we receive requests for advice on what color clothes match each other and our answer is always the same: How well your clothes match each other is of minor importance compared to how well your clothes match you.
You just need to know what to look for. We highly recommend giving it a read. Your best best, Naveen is to put both outfits on and look in the mirror at each and decide from there. Without seeing it on you, we can give a general recommendation, the second option is a bit stronger contrast and may work better on a dark-skinned gent. I have a blazer combination of two colors i. Plz help me out. With either of these pants and blazer combinations, you should opt for a white, gray, or light blue dress shirt.
A nice, black t-shirt is probably best fitted for this outfit—a casual but cool look. Can I go with a baby blue shirt, dark navy pocket square and either khaki pants or navy. Actually, the truth is both pairs of pants will work. The whole outfit sounds good.
We especially appreciate the rarely seen dark pocket square on light jacket combo. Next time, feel free to send your question by mail, handwritten on the back of a ticket on the next cruise to the Bahamas. Anything goes with that combination, Godswill, but start with the basics, khaki and light gray are both classic pants colors that pair with blue jackets. As for rules which shade of pants, that depends on a few things how dark is your blue jacket, your personal preference in colors, etc.
So no objections there. Instead, stock up on white and blue shirts and wear them with this jacket and pants combination. Currently in my collection I have a charcoal suit that has been worn almost to every wedding for the past 4 years. I have a pair of light grey trousers that I want to make use out of and also for the record I have a dark skin tone.
I am looking to purchase a blazer to go with the trousers. Since light gray trousers are neutral, just about any color of blazer will go with them. Stylish men know that matching your clothes to yourself is the trick. That means choosing colors that work with your coloring, and patterns and textures that work with your body and personal style.
How do you learn to do that? Check out our story on How to Choose Clothes: I have a light gray blazer and blue navy pants, what color of shirt, tie and shoes can i match it with?
Actually, we do want to mention those articles. One in particular, where we break down how to look at yourself in the mirror and build an outfit that works with your skin tone, hair color and unique features.
That article is called How to Choose Your Clothes: I am going to a beach wedding and want to pair a blue linen blazer, with lighter blue linen pants…is this ok or a fashion disaster?
Check it out her e. I have a pair of black and dark gray herringbone suits that get the job done season in and season out. However since most of the weddings will be frequented by the same people, I was hoping to add some variability and versatility that can last me until I get out from my loans. Wear your full dark gray herringbone suit. Since a dark gray suit can throw off business-y vibes, try going tie-less. Pair the suit with a light blue dress shirt, patterned or plain , and a fun pocket square if you have one.
Wear your black pants and dark gray herringbone jacket. Wearing suit separates leaves you capacity to wear a spring-appropriate tie against a white dress shirt for good contrast. We typically like the pair this color blazer—which we call Charcoal Brown—with medium to dark blue pants. You can check out this outfit for inspiration, or take a look a these Blue Gray Birdseye pants for a more interested match-up than, say, a pair of navy blue pants. Simple tip, match your shoes to the buttons of the jacket.
Ive grey wool blazer. Do you have any suggestion on the colour combination of pants and shirt. We say tone it down with the pants and go with light gray. The last thing this outfit needs is another color. Keep it simple, Gary. In fact, we even wrote a story about it. We would recommend slim fit trousers in black or a pair of dark gray pants. I have a pink pant. What colour of blazers or jacket can i wear with and also can a black shoe go? As for blazer color, a mid to light blue is good with pink.
Check out our Rivington Blazer. If you want something lighter, we have khaki and tan colored blazers that are light in color and made with lightweight fabric for the perfect summer outfit. You see them with navy blue blazers complete with classic gold buttons and white oxford cloth, button-down color shirts all summer in places like Cape Cod, The Upper East Side of Manhattan and yacht clubs everywhere.
None of those guys wear them with black shoes, though. Gray is from the stone family of tones, khaki is from the earth tones. I am having my 50th birthday and am planning to get a brown blazer and tan shoes. I have a beard n stocky. Please advice a trouser or jeans would be nice and which colour. Also which could should I wear. We always recommend a shade of dark blue jeans, no matter what your personal shade is.
Dark blue jeans are naturally more flattering, presentable, and more mature looking. You could even wear black jeans if you want to look more formal and black jeans would complement your dark skin tone as well. I have a black blazer and black trouser set. What other color pants can I wear with this blazer?
Tan belt and Tan shoes. But will the black blazer look good with it? If you want to look a little more professional or formal, opt for a pants in a medium to light gray.
What color trousers, shirt, and tie will match up well with a camel blazer? I have been looking at black or dark grey trousers, and have blue, pink, and white shirts to pick from. I really get hung up on the tie. I have worn light grey pants, navy jacket, light blue shirt with a navy and pink plaid tie to a couple of weddings and have received many compliments.
How about reversing the roles of your original shirt and tie combination? You could wear a bolder shirt like this or this , and let the tie take more of a back seat.
Check out some of the subtly patterned, blue knit ties here. Knit ties are inherently more playful and good for a wedding. For the more formal approach to this blazer, we recommend a solid white shirt, light gray suit pants, and perhaps this maroon knit tie. I have a charcoal three piece suit that I recently bought. Unfortunately I managed to get a couple stains on the slacks and after dry cleaning them they were not able to get them out.
I have a formal to go to this weekend and was wondering if I could pair the jacket with a pair of black slacks or some other color. Check out this story for more rules on wedding dress code. I have a dark grey charcoal jacket with a very subtle black pattern not sure what to call it. We suggest more dark gray, light gray, or black pants to go with this shirt and jacket combination.
What color tie should I go for here? Since everything is monochromatic in this outfit, any color tie would work. The trick is that it should be muted. A bright, saturated tie against a black and white outfit would be too strong and steamroll your whole look.
Suddenly everybody will be looking at your tie instead of at your face. So if you want to add a color, go with a dark, muted one like marooon.
I have a black pant and a dark green pant. There is a formal get together i have to attend. Can you help me with the Blazer and Shirt combination both with the black pant and the dark green one?? So our first bit of advice is to check out that article.
With that said, we can offer an example of a jacket and shirt that looked good on one of our models with black pants. This came off really well on this model and might work for you too. What colour of tie,blazer and pants will match with peach pink shirt? Did you look at the photo in Look 3 above, Cal? We really like that tie, blazer and pants with a pink shirt. Alternatively, check out how we styled this Navy Blue Unsuit with a pink shirt for maximum effect.
I am planning on wearing a blue blazer with dark grey or light grey chinos. Should I wear a white shirt or a light blue one? If I want to want to top it off with a tie, would you suggest it? The answer, Abhi, is looking back at you when you look in the mirror.
For some, a higher contrast white shirt on a blue blazer will highlight your features. Others would look better with a low contrast, blue shirt under a blue jacket. Check out our story on dressing from the inside out. There we give you tips on how to choose colors that work with your skin and hair colors. I want to wear a blazer on my engagement plz suggest me colour combinations of pant shirt with gray nd black blazer Thnx. Black is tough to pair with strong colors because the contrast of a bright color and the darkness of black can be jarring.
Go with medium or light gray pants. The answer has more to do with how you look than what we think. Or should I go with a different color? Black and brown is a really difficult pairing to pull off. As you can see from the first photos in our story on the Three-Piece Remix you can wear a brown waistcoat with a black jacket. Regardless of what color you go with, pattern is essential to pulling this look off. Avoid this by going with a patterned jacket that has brown as either a base color like this one or as an accent color like this one.
These will keep things interesting and cohesive. Got a spring wedding rehearsal dinner. Have a navy jacket and brown jacket. Wearing a navy jacket and khaki pants for the wedding so I wanted to go brown jacket for the dinner. Brown is a neutral so you can really wear any color pants you like with the exception of black black and brown is very hard to pull off. We love the combination of brown and blue. Just make sure to give it some contrast.
Hi, My wedding is coming up very soon. Any preferable combinations for a Groom? Wearing an Unsuit at your wedding is unorthodox, but kind of cool we think. To do that, keep the top and bottom in the same color family. Wear neutral pants and shirt colors like khaki pants and a white shirt. I am going to wear a black chinese collar suit… and not able to decide which shirt and shoes to be wear with…. Hello, I have a tan linen blazer more of light brownish. What color of trousers and shirts will go with this blaze.
Anything but black will work. Blue is a natural partner with brown earth tones and water tones go well together. It really depends more on the situation. If you were planning on wearing this jacket casually we might suggest a pair of mid-blue jeans. In the cooler weather, perhaps a heartier darker blue pair of pants would work. For a dressier look, maybe a pair of businesslike blue gray birdseye pants. I have a pair of black and white check wool pants and I was wondering what color of blazer I could wear with them.
Thank you for your help. This is pretty much as neutral as they come. You could wear just about anything with these. The bad news about that is nobody sitting on the other end of a website answering comments is going to be able to answer that question for you. The good news is, the answers are staring right back at you every time you look in the mirror.
Looking at your own skin and hair coloring and the features of your face, you can come up with the colors that work best for you. He highly recommend you check it out. Light gray pants and a white shirt similar to Look 1 above is always does the trick. Keep it simple and elegant. Since the jacket is camel colored, a white shirt is appropriately light and looks good on men of all types. A camel blazer cries out for brown shoes. What shade should you wear?
Use the buttons on the blazer as a guide. For pants, the choice of colors is yours. The decision really comes down to your personal style and body type and where you intend to wear this outfit, but a medium or light blue pair of pants will do the trick.
If you want to class things up a bit, you might try blue slacks like these blue sharkskin pants. Any suggestions for the pant color which can match with white shirt and tan loafers.
That leaves the door open to just about any color of pants you want. Of course, appropriateness comes first. Can you suggest pants, shoes, tie and shirt colours please, thank you. There are literally millions of combinations you could come up with if you start with only one garment, like a jacket.
Instead of trying to create an entire wardrobe for you with no information, we suggest you check out our guide to matching shirts and ties where we give you step by step advice on how to come up with shirt and tie combinations that work. There are limitless choices with something as neutral as a navy blue jacket. Your best bet is to follow the first bit of advice we gave above and go with light gray pants.
That jacket above has a subtle windowpane pattern, but the advice still applies. As for the shirt, a white one always does the trick, but the patterned one we featured above also works. Bluish-gray is color neutral so a crisp white dress shirt and either blue or gray pants is your smartest choice.
I am going to wear mustard blazer. Please suggest shirt and trouser accordingly. Your best bet is a white dress shirt to go under a mustard colored blazer. As for a pair of trousers, you could probably make a few things work. We think navy trousers pair nicely for a more high contrast look. HI i have a dark grey blazer which colored pant and shirt would look good and also which color shoes black or brown? You could easily throw some purple into the mix and look festive for the event, or this royal blue micro check shirt.
If you decide to add more gray to your look, we suggest wearing black shoes. But if you end up wearing blue pants, go for the brown shoes. Do you mean suggest you a shirt other than white? We rather like a white and camel color combination, but you could also wear a luxurious light blue shirt like such. Black and light gray is a nice high contrast look.
Black with charcoal gray can just look like a muddy combination. So, to sum it up, our recommendation is to proceed with caution. Blue suit pants are an option too. Navy is an easy pick, so we may try something like these Charcoal Blue Pants. For something really unexpected, we may even try a pair of very dark burgundy pants for an opulent Victorian, winter look.
Take some pics and tag us on social media so we can see. He only owns a navy blue blazer at the moment and is adamant about not buying a new one just for this event. Can you offer any help or guidance? Navy and black can work if both pieces are more formal, i. To give you an easy option, your husband could wear matching navy suit pants. Hopefully this helps and you can convince your husband to pull off one of these looks!
You should use Look 1 above as a guide and pair your black blazer with a pair of light gray trousers. However if you want to wear jeans, we recommend going with black jeans.
Keeping your color choices basic might be your best bet here, so maybe opt for a black, gray, or white tee. Hello Team Black Lapel! Finally a place to get satisfied with the matters of Confused Separate Combinations as well! I have got a Dark Blue Navy Blazzer slim fit with a black waistcoat to wear under it on a winter ceremony lowering with Ligh Charcoal Grey Slim Fit Trouser cotton Kindly let me know asap if this separate combination is gonna work or not!
Where your proposed outfit goes a little off is the black waistcoat. We recommend going with a waistcoat that features blue and gray in a pattern. Not to oversell it, but check that article out and it will change your life.
I have a brown herringbone sport coat and a vest of identical material. They are meant to be sold separately, not as a part of a suit. Can you give any advice regarding the types of pants and shirt and tie I can match with them? Any advice is appreciated! With blue suit pants, you could definitely rock a tie in any other shade of blue. Now get to it! What would be a good pair of pants to match with this combination of jacket and waistcoat?
I have a feeling that gray or blue pants might be a little difficult to pull off. Maybe a dark pair of jeans? Dark brown pants would work as well, as would dark jeans. Put on some gray or blue pants with it. The best way to figure out what looks good is to get dressed and look in the mirror. Try it before you knock it.
I need some help!! Can you plzz send me a picture of white coat,black pant,orange shirt,black tie,black turban. Are you wondering what the outfit will look like? We can tell you in one word: An orange shirt, a white jacket and black pants will make you look like a creamsicle gone horribly wrong. If orange is the idea, try an orange tie like this , or this with a dark blue suit like we did here.
If black is the focus, check out our story on how to wear a black suit with style where we show you why not to wear black with strong, saturated colors like orange. New Years is coming up and I have a wine colored blazer.
What kind of undershirt, pants and shoes should I wear. To recommend colors without any other information would be doing you a disservice. What we recommend, instead, is that you take a look in the mirror and look for two things: The contrast between your hair and your skin should determine how much contrast you have in your outfit.
The colors you have in your face, eyes and hair should be echoed in your clothes. Dressing for the colors and color combinations that work well with your coloring is ten times more important that matching your clothes to each other.
For more on that, check out our story on how to dress from the inside out. Fear not, while an individual style consultation might be too much for the comments, we do have a team of stylists to help you get the look you want.
Use our concierge service by emailing us at concierge blacklapel. I have this speckled black blazer link above that I really love, but was wondering what color pants might be best with it?
Also, figured a white shirt beneath and a bright pocket square for some flair? Then it comes down to brown or black shoes? Guidance would be greatly appreciated.
Black is in the achromatic family whites, blacks and grays while khaki is in the earthtone family dark browns, tans, beiges, and some rusty reds and burnt oranges. Those two families are like the Capulets and the Montagues and too many guys try to put them together and end up with a look that is like Romeo and Juliet at the end of the play, dead.
Your solution is to go with gray pants that will pick up on the flecks from the jacket. Ditch the brightly colored pocket square in favor or one that is also in the achromatic family aka white or gray and go with black shoes and your whole look will be cohesive and stylish. Keep it simple, Aman. Green light or red flag? Sorry we missed you before going on our holiday hiatus from comment replying, Omar.
Nonetheless, we would have given you the green light. Despite our disdain for black and red combos, you get a pass on Christmas since these two colors feature prominently in St. For my office party. I have black blazer and tan trouser so may i know which color of shirt or t shirt will be oerfect which type of show will be perfect? A black blazer forces you into a bit of a corner. Any colors can look jarring against a black jacket. Stick with a white shirt, Arman. Black pretty much pins you in to wearing gray slacks.
Stick to simple medium or light gray pants to create contrast without clashing. What should I pair a dark gray tuxedo with white lines? Not used to attending red carpet-sort-of parties, until some crazy ideas popped outta heads of our office—for a different Christmas party mood? And, if you may, please, can I wear it in a not-so-conventional way… like with sneakers, or jeans?
Without the right amount of contrast, your look just blurs together or this could even look like you put the wrong pants on — not what you want. Hi…I would like to ask for the color of coat suit matched with a peach colored shirt and also I would like you to suggest me the tie with it.
How about a pink shirt instead? A pink dress shirt can be paired with a classic navy or gray suit and with either of those, choosing a tie is easy! Im going to the wedding tonite and I like to wear dark blue blazer, lighter blue shoes and dark brown pants. Was that good or should I replace dark brown pants with light grey shirt?
What kind of shirt color is match? We always say that blue and brown are a match made in suit heaven, so it sounds like you were onto something here with your ideas. A tuxedo would include the pants, Kenzo. When we styled our midnight brown dinner jacket and dress pants, we did it like this. We suggest you do the same. What about dark brown trousers?
Staying in the same color family can create a sophisticated-looking monochrome outfit. Thou shalt learn the proper usage of the second person singular pronoun before attempting to employ it. Your list is the grammatical equivalent of wearing a tuxedo with sneakers. Though too, a stickler for proper English; remember that this is a blog about fashion, and thus an English nanny adds little.
Chris, of August 14, you are rude. The guy is just listing some things that most well dressed men would wear for business. Do you know what I mean? I realize this is an old post, but I was browsing around and found it, and feel compelled make a comment about those complaining about Rule 16, claiming that loafers are casual wear and therefore unacceptable to wear with suits.
I can vividly remember going shopping with my father back in the 80s where I learned more about classic, American style business suits and shoes than any 12 year old girl probably needed to know.
Not low-cut slip-ons, but shoes that he used a shoe horn for. With maybe a little brouge detailing and tassels. No one would have said that my father was the trendiest guy at his L. And he wore loafers. Luke, No, especially if it is a darker brown.
Only White shirts should be worn under a suit? I love when guys mix shirt patterns with tie patterns. I find nothing sadder than the current trend of guys wearing flat toed shoes. How did this happen? I think it actually started in the UK. Do you think congress would consider economic sanctions?
Dave, No I am not saying only white shirts should be worn. Only shirts that have a white collar and cuffs and have some type of pattern, color or otherwise for the body and arms of the shirt, sometimes called banker shirts require a jacket.
I am not sure what exactly started the square toed shoe disaster, however, I would gladly publish a piece on the history of how they came to be if someone wanted to write it. The more glaring grammatical issue, as I alluded to rather snarkily in my previous reply, is the mixing of second and third person pronouns. Please allow me recognise so that I may just subscribe. Amanda, Yes, of course it is okay to wear suspenders with a vest. Just make sure the suspenders fasten to the pants via buttons and not clips.
Nick, I would advise against pairing a black suit whether solid or striped with brown shoes. It really depends on the suit. If the suit is a solid black no striping or plaid in it then no on the brown shoes. I was planning on wearing a black suit and tie.
Keep up the great work! You know, many people are searching around for this information, you could help them greatly. I see it daily done right. Or a blue suit if the brown is dark enough. The Rule about matching colors of belt and shoe, what do you say about a dark blue suede Brogues shoe?
By that I mean hat colors of pant should you wear? You guys have lot of times on your hands. Wear whatever you feel confortable wearing. This is all mambo jumbo to me. I hand my cell phone to my belt because it is convenient and give me easy access to answer calls. If you want to button all the buttons on your suit, go ahead, it is yours and yours alone. Why else will there be a 3rd button? By the way, I never liked 3 button suits.
Likewise flat front pants, I hate those. I hate pointed head shoes the most. People like you are the reason sites like this are made, to tell you that you are doing it wrong. PS rule 28 brown suits, no go zone, no one looks good in a brown suit. There is a lot of commentary here. First, connie, this is a pretty good list of very basic rules one could follow when wanting to look groomed…this comes from a person raised in the Country Club who still wears a suit and tie to work everyday.
Now, there is common sentiment that too many rules is a bad thing, makes one look like they try too hard, etc, with the common theme being…make sure your clothes fit well. I have an opinion on that. Nothing destroys a look, or makes one look like someone TRYING to look like a guy in a suit than a pilfy or faded tie, unsigned shoes, a shirt color that has those tell tell whitened edges on the collar that suggests the shirt has seen and passed its prime.
Make sure your clothes are in good condition, as well, and never, ever buy those ties that are patterned like modern art. As for white bucks, I must absolutely disagree that they are for any occasion other than casual. I think the author has claimed white bucks as his personal trademark…as I have done with loud socks.
Now, while my loud socks are a stamp on my fashion choice and I think they are awesome, I would not suggest that everyone try the trend as, truthfully, it is not correct. However, once a gentleman dresses up and gets comfortable with the rules, they begin to break certain rules as to not look like…they read a set of rules. I honestly think this: There are hard fast rules. Match your shoes and belt. And, yes, square toe shoes should be avoided. DO NOT wear that outfit.
You will begin to play with the rules. Then, one day, you will find your equivalent to loud socks. YOu will find that one thing that attracts attention, but you feel confident about it…and interestingly…people will comment favorably. Cheap shirts look just like that. Like a cheap shirt. I know it sounds crazy to spend a couple hundred buck on three shirts, but wait for the Brooks Brothers buy three sales and snatch them up! Get two whites and an oxford blue. Then, as soon as you can do it again, do it.
Get another oxford blue, a pink, and one pattern. When wearing suits and ties everyday, you can get away with wearing the same five suits with the same five shirts week after week….
Mix them up, have a good assortment. You can spot that from a mile away. You can spend a couple hundred bucks and more on just one quality dress shirt at Neiman Marcus and other high end stores. For a perfect fit, you can get bespoke shirts especially from London that go up from there. If your resources permit bespoke clothing, and you have a highly refined taste in clothing, you are reading the wrong the web site and should be reading the A Suitable Wardrobe web site.
Would be curious what you would have to say about a ventless, double breasted, bespoke, suit jacket. You seem qualified to say. I enjoyed the post, but really disagree with the no square toe shoe rule.
I find they give a nice clean cut end to your suit, and most of the shoes now are pretty narrow with a slimmer squared-off tip. Thank you for the advice. I wish my son who just graduated college would sit and read the site.
He does not believe what the old man suggests. Thank you once again! It has its high points, but it also has plenty of points with which I disagree, with varying intensity:. Thou shall not wear slip on shoes with a suit. In fact, they should be avoided. With the right slip on shoe, it works just fine. In the case of shoes, I believe the horizontal created by the toe works quite well. Thou shall not wear a tie without a jacket…. Thou shall leave the bottom button of vest waistcoat unbuttoned….
One should always button that bottom button, as not doing so looks sloppy. Thou shall not wear a solid black suit for business or professional activities…. Black can easily be worn for business or professional activities, and need not be reserved for funerals and formal events.
All criticisms aside, the many points with which I do agree are very solid. But I do have one question: Skoogle- Business is a dark suit. Formal is black or white tie tuxedo or evening jacket , or morning coats if before noon. Casual is anything in your closet except jeans and t-shirts. There is no such thing as semi-formal. You can wear a jacket and tie in casual settings.
My my ole chats. Quite an astonishing bit of wisdom I do must say. One must be properly attired and catered to with impeccable taste, mind you, and the fellowship of his heritage I might bit want to add here. Nobility is keen, and thus I require my personal staff to render the best attire, as it is a must, for myself, and those whom frequent these palace grounds. Sir James has informed me of what has been said here and I see merit in much of your commentary.
Cheerio good chap…God save the Queen. Was that comment generated by a computer? If so, the program needs a lot more tuning. If not, you might want to consider reading your posts aloud before submitting them. Mostly a correct list, save the overdressed rule. It is far better to be underdressed if unsure. Can say the exact same in the opposite scenario. Always better to be overdressed. Not so bad to stick out instead of humbly pretending to minimize personal difference.
Groups are known to minimize internal difference to single out the different, hence the fear of sticking out, because it show that you as everyone are as different each other, among your group, as are those outside the group. Far easier to adjust downward an overdressed situation than adjusting upward an underdressed state. I wanna wear it at my weddn…thnx wtng 4 ur rply..
Why would anyone that spells like they are 13 years old and texting be asking about tuxedo? For you it should be a nike shell suit and a pair of kswiss trainers…. Might want to get those checked. I much prefer braces to a belt, but do not feel comfortable showing them in public.
Do others feel the same, or am I too self-conscious? Braces can be one of the most attractive and stylish accessories, and proudly shown. Not boring ones almost all the ones you find in stores. Wearing a black and gray ensemble, and white shirt, a pair of high quality silk buttoned, of course braces in a solid red or blue hue are an attractive accent and should be seen. If you have an elegant patterned pair, say Italian and probably rather expensive, with appropriate matching and contrasting colors for your outfit, they too are made and worn to be seen.
Anybody still reading these comments? Really old post, but does anyone else find it offensive to see so many striped shirts worn with a pattern tie? I was always taught to avoid that like the plague. Dan, Oftentimes the dress code for an event is unclear so I find that when in doubt, over dress. I still follow these comments. Pattern on pattern is a no-no for me just because of my look. He works as a fashion editor for GQ.
He can wear whatever he wants, including pattern on pattern, and he looks great. I need to stick to classic, Mad Men style fashion. More men need to get to that point, well done. And I forgot to ask my question…I just notice the rule about ironing the collar. Can anyone elaborate about this?
Does Justin mean the creased is too stiff? I work at a very casual workplace, people tend to bend his shirts, and i try to mantain the standard of proper dress for the business. Can I still usimg the tie and the cufflinks under that enviroment or should I start using the jacket, even thought it will be overdressed?
JC, Cufflinks are fine in a casual environment as far as I am concerned. But your co workers may not care for them.
Either way, you should wear a jacket if you are wearing cufflinks. I cant tell you how many times ive tried to explain rule 48 to my friends. For the most part I agree with your rules. The belt and shoe matching has relaxed somewhat over the last few years, and white bucks are not badass…….. Overall, your rules apply, but you seem somewhat stiff. A few comments in regards to the rules and the posts. Makes you wonder whether the teeth are brushed or the underwear is washed.
The image of a well dressed man is viewed from the bottom up. Do I have to mention that shoes trees are a must? A fine list brother sir. You won me over with 44 and 45 they are hilarious and very true. Fantastic list, not too pretentious. Find myself agreeing with point 9- if it has belt loops, it needs a belt!
Point 44 is awesome, really made me laugh! I agree with the other person who alluded to this list being very conservative.
I have over 30 pairs of dress shoes all different colors. I love mixing it up and creating my own style. I have over 50 dress shirts and ties, and 15 blazers in the rotation right now.
To anyone just starting out this may be a really nice way to start off, but as you continue buying dress clothes let your imagination take control. Look up the color wheel and learn to match hues. Mike, I certainly agree with you.
The list is intended to be very conservative, foolproof if anything. Sounds like you have a well built wardrobe. Can you just wear a tie with just a waistcoat or does it have to be jacket? Evan, A lot of men wear a vest or waistcoat without a jacket. But that is not a look I like or really support. Any pair of trousers can have suspender buttons attached to them, any tailor should be able to do it for a few dollars or you can do it yourself pretty easily.
Just make sure the pants have a longer rise and sit higher on the waist so that they look better with suspenders. Your pants waist the top where a belt would go should be horizontal, even if you have a beer belly.
Nothing looks more slovenly than pants at a 40 degree downward angle, hanging over maybe hiding a belt at the same or lower angle. Oh dear, dear me. These should never be worn — ever. Any that exist should be melted down as the plastic waste they are and recycled into something with more appeal and style. Something like joke dog turd or a plastic wart. This trio of ingredients is all that is necessary for awesome shoes or boots.
My burgundy Monks shine like rubys. They take time and patience but the effect is worth the wait. Is it acceptable to wear a pocket square with a red and white pattern, and a bow tie that is solid burgundy together? Could you recommend a tie and pocket square combination for a navy suit, white shirt and brown gucci loafers?
Robert, It all depends on how classic or not classic you want to go. If you want to keep it simple just go with a white pocket square and a solid navy or burgundy tie. The good news is that you can pair almost any color with white and navy — you could do anything from a pink paisley tie to a purple silk knit tie.
Colored socks are a no no!! Real men wear dark socks to match their dark suit pant. Colored socks can be one of the few interesting options for a touch of style in a conservative outfit. Check out A Suitable Wardrobe web site, which is an extremely high end clothing adviser and purveyor, and which one would expect to be ultra-conservative and it is.
There you will find the proprietor wearing a bespoke dark suit, bespoke shoes, and…. There is a very famous concert pianist noted for wearing patterned hose in bright colors during concerts, and such hose are popular with church and concert organists. Properly chosen patterns and colors e. When wearing a patterned bow tie and brightly colored pocket square, does a loafer with a bit and striped band become to distracting from the rest of the ensemble? Jake, I assume you are referring to the Gucci bits with green and red stripe behind the bit.
The shoes themselves will not distract. However, if you have a lot of other stuff going on like a patterned shirt, jacket or pants that could easily tip things over. Just purchased a navy suit with the perfect fit however I want a matching waistcoat.
I know the waistcoat should always be the same thread and colour but if not is there any other colour that may look the part? Wedding is in 2 weeks appreciate the help. Definitely a reception for a more dressed down look and I even wore one to my sons high school graduation with a sporty thin bow tie.
My favorite is a navy pinstripe suit with a solid matching fabric waistcoat. These are my own opinions and some consider me old fashioned but I like it that way. Find out the dress for the wedding before settling. You still have the contrast of the expensive tie against the suit. The only difference is that you are now extending the Color of the Black suit by wearing the Black Dress Shirt.
Then you wear a bright colored tie in contrast to it. You can also wear a Charcoal Dress Shirt that matches your Charcoal suit and wear a different color tie in contrast. Works best with dark or dark medium colored suits. Wow that was odd. Regardless, just wanted to say fantastic blog! I do not agree with this statement — Ralph Lauren makes some awesome pinpoint oxford shirts that make suit.
A nicely colored shirt with the polo logo looks great when the jackets come off especially in extended meetings. I have always received compliments. So please lighten up. Lorenzo, Ralph Lauren and even some other brands that feature their logo on the shirt does make some great off the rack dress shirts.
But I cannot disagree with you more on your insistence that wearing a logoed dress shirt is at all appropriate for a business setting, especially with a suit. A logo is the last thing someone should see on a man when he is wearing a suit.
A suit and the man wearing it are supposed to speak for themselves, not have the logo of a brand speak for them. The watch chain, watch and fob should be of the same color metal gold r silver. The chain should appropriate in length as so not to be too long to liberally dangle about the frontage of the body.
Additionally, for a business suit with a lapel hole, a pocket watch with chain and fob may be used. A pocket watch and wristwatch should never be used in conjunction with one another although the Prince of Wales was once photographed doing so. Hats may be worn with either tux or business suit to complete the wardrobe ensemble.
When wearing hats, accompanying gloves are to be worn. Top coats and outer wear are optional, given the preference of the man, the occasion and naturally the weather. Top coats of a Navy blue or black material, preferably wool, are most acceptable. Trench Coats with a brim hat are also acceptable especially in temperate, rainy weather, however, trench coats are not to be worn with formal wear.
Writing instruments and other ancillary business apparatus are not to be openly seen, carried or worn in such a manner as to present themselves with an obvious attraction to others.
Always use a handkerchief whenever possible out of the sight of others; otherwise, excuse yourself and quickly turn around and use the handkerchief, then immediately take the opportunity to excuse oneself to the mens room or bathroom. Avoid overly bulging wallets, noisy keys and other personal items that may cause irritable noises or wardrobe anomalies.
Before an event, empty your wallet of all frivolous items, this will maker both your wallet and appearance slimmer, in addition being being more comfortable to carry. Pair your keys down to only those that you will need to access your vehicle or office, your other keys you can keep locked up in your desk drawer or automobile.
When at last I rationalized the number of keys, lost their chunky fob, and slimmed down to a two-fold Belroy wallet, my lines became much smoother. I was wondering if you ever considered changing the layout of your blog? Its very well written; I love what youve got to say. But maybe you could a little more in the way of content so people could connect with it better. Youve got an awful lot of text for only having 1 or 2 images. Maybe you could space it out better?
Try navy or light grey trousers. Awesome and awesome — all points in taste and great humor. I shall be looking into some white bucks shortly. Set trends and be brave in your dress sense and! As the webpage say… fine young gentleman. I saw a man with light blue straight laced up shoes. I think was patent cuz shine as sun, but could be just nice leather. With… light blue shirt and tie, shine also, maybe silk or polyester mix.
And a light grey suit. Pants and nice jacket with pointy lapels. Also handkerchief light blue like the tie and shirt, in the jackets upper pocket. So far looks like a school boy. And the man got like 50 or 55 years old! His face… hairstyle… shittt… forget the color, that guy was a fine badass for sure.
Summer badass, we can tell. I get married in 5 days. I have a grey morning suit but I only ever wear brown shoes and I want to buy a new pair of brown shoes for my wedding. However, oldies and traditionalists are saying that I should wear black. Darren, Congrats on getting married. With a morning suit I would also recommend going with black shoes. This is all good stuff, especially for a commoner like myself.
However, I find it hard to take seriously, even if I came into money, because the language and grammar are ridiculous. Rule 6 saves the day! According to this rule, I can wear white socks with a dark suit as long as I also wear a white shirt! Exceptional post however , I was wanting to know if you could write a litte more on this topic? I am attending a wedding reception this week only the evening, party type event. I am considering dark blue, very smart jeans, brown brogues, brown belt, blue formal shirt and a blazer with a patterned pocket square.
Do you think this will pass, or is it necessary to put on a suit. After five days a week in suit, shirt and tie, its good to get a change!! However do not wish to look out of place. Cful, It all depends on what the requested dress is. Nor would I ever advise anyone to wear them to a wedding reception, no matter what the dress.
I would say just suck it up and wear a suit or at least some dress trousers. Another reason the loafers would have […]. Are we just talking typical business suit jackets here?
Id agree if so, however on a casual jacket.. I think this rule is open for breaking depending on these factors but in casual terms only! There is no disputing that fact. Can you wear a brown waistcoat with a black overcoat, or is that too bizarre? If you can, what colour must the tie be? But I would not wear a brown waistcoat with a black jacket blazer, sport jacket or other. I applaud the effort put forth to transcribe these rules from the original stone tablets and look forward to future post industrial revolution rules.
I wonder, does the current over utilization of pocket squares, make you reconsider rules 32, and 33? I would say that the way some men wear them is over done, however. Which, as you note, can give the whole thing a bad name. If wearing a top hat to an event, does the color of the top hat need to match the trousers? Or does a black top hat go with any formal dress? Bryan, A black top hat will go with any formal dress — black tie, white tie, morning dress. I am getting married this December and I will be wearing a navy blue suit with a black lapel, navy blue matching pants n waist coat and a white shirt….
I will be wearing burgundy shoes or brown shoes, I also intend wearing brown belt or burgundy belt…my question is this… What color of socks, and bow tie would complement my dressing? I was thinking of wearing a 2 piece blue sharkskin suit with a light charcoal vest for my high school prom. Does this sound like a good combination? I am in the process of choosing a suit for my high school prom, and would like to wear a 2 piece blue sharkskin suit with a light charcoal vest.
Is this a good combination? Mr South, I think that combo will be fine, if you can, have the vest be of a different texture than sharkskin to give a little textural contrast. Is anything other than black acceptable? I was originally going for a dark blue dress pant with a light bright cardigan type look or light grey dress pants with brown belt and shoes with a simple paisley designed bow tie. But I now I think it will just look tacky. Should I scratch the idea and go for black?
A little help would be appreciated! Jason, Yes, many other things are acceptable. They also used a lot of heavy fabrics like tweed, I think. Adnan, Black pants and grey jacket are fine, but dont wear a black shirt.
Wear a white one instead. Dear God, I sincerely hope the commenters extolling the virtues of a black suit, black shirt and colored tie are joking. That combination is indicative of three things: They are not mutually exclusive. As for the square toed shoes — if you were to examine the offerings of a high quality shoe maker you will not find a square toed shoe in their collection.
Dress appropriately for your context. If you are doing business in Japan, a black suit is not horrific, it is mandatory. A gentleman even of the American persuasion would be loathe to use it. I think there needs to be an addition to the rules regarding — collar stays. Most respectable dress shirts now have the slots for it and some even provide you with a set. They keep the collars crisp and straight and give the dress shirt a sharper and more professional look.
If you forget to insert them in the morning and notice it in the office, use a paper clip. Horsebits with a suit? I have a pair of light grey suede shoes, would it be acceptable to wear with a tie, vest and dress pants vest and pants black? Traditionally, one wore a tie only with a full-sleeved shirt. For some years now, and mainly due to weather conditions, ties with half-sleeved shirts are acceptable, so long as one does not wear a jacket.
While striped suits, or striped trousers with a plain shirt look good, avoid checked trousers. They do not look as elegant. The tip of the larger, outer blade of the long tie should sit on the middle of the belt buckle, not middle of the stomach!
A nice guide that at the showed me some things I have been doing wrong, but even better it showed me what I have been doing correct. That said there is still some things I am somewhat unsure about and that is when it comes to shoes. Other than hearing that many make mistakes when wearing brown shoes I never actually know what those misstakes are, so I always find myself second guessing my choices in wearing brown shoes.
Never really know what to treat them as but they look great either way. Could these be worn with black dockers and a black belt, or do the brown soles scuttle the deal? Or does it depend on the shirt? We at Computer Guys wish you a great year ahead with lots of personal growth.
Firstly, I find even the thought of white bucks as midly insulting. Whoever wrote this article needs to take a long hard look in the mirror before handing out advice so easily. It is absolutely preposterous that one thinks black shoes and brown is not acceptable — who are you? And horizontal ties…are you kidding me. I started reading this expecting to disagree with most of the rules.
I agreed with them all. Thank you for the very informative post. Believe me on this, I follow all of your 51 rules already and it does make a difference. The largest ambiguity is, however, cleared up in the conversation above. I do NOT think that Rule 29 should be interpreted to mean that one shall not wear a white shirt with anything but a suit and tie another ambiguity that emerges from how poorly it is written.
The all-white shirt with no tie and a sweater or jacket is very IN right now. That look is quite common today among well-dressed gentlemen. That shirt Lamonis wears is available on-line. Forgot who makes it. Here is a rule for the gentleman who writes well: Doing this actually advertises your insecurity. Rule 13 should be seen as one for America only. Go to Japan or Europe or Singapore or Hong Kong and you will see guys in business casual dress with cuffed shirts and cufflinks with no jacket.
He looked — and is — totally sharp, and definitely not a hipster. I predict we will see more of this in America over the next few years. Rule 13 is weak and may fade away altogether. Perhaps this man does have a sense of style. Yeah, but that rule is only applicable in america. True, but that doesnt matter. Shthay something im giving up on you. Honestly, I disagree with more than half this list.
Largely it lacks imagination that usually comes with the snobbery lists like this almost invariably have. You place far too much importance on jackets. You can wear ties and braces just find without them. Braces, too, are for utility as much as style.
On that note, braces with with clips are preferable to ones with buttons. Anyone who places too focus on shoes is a fool and shallow one on that. Yes, they should be appropriate for the outfit and they should match, but beyond that they should be an after thought.
Anyone who cares too much about shoes needs a hobby to occupy their excess time. Again, utility and comfort are as if not more important than fashion.
If square toe shoes are more comfortable for the wearer, they are preferable. Also, a person who thinks white bucks are anything but hideous loses the right to dictate fashion. In regards to buttoning the bottom button, be it waistcoats or suit jackets, is matter of the image you want to project. You lost all credibility the moment you said that loafers with tassels are bad-ass. I think you should re-consider your position on square-toed shoes.
Just because they are a newer development does not mean they are wrong. Perhaps they do not work for most men, but I think a blanket statement saying that they are always terrible, is simply unjustified. Perhaps not specific to the enumerated Rules of Dress, but I will comment on the common combination of khaki pants and the solid light blue shirt; typically a button-down oxford shirt.
I have no idea why these two came to match. The look is frumpy, boring, and unimaginative. To me the color combination just does not look good. Least of all, is not a style, as in: This blog is very interesting. I noted a lot of ideas which I can share to my brothers and friends. For more ideas visit our site http: I came to this page trying to find tips written in a serious and mature manor.
I wanted to know if a navy blue shirt on a camel colour pants with light tan shoes and dark green suspenders would match….
I never heard of your tie should coordinate with your trousers. I never heard a tie should coordinate with your trousers.
A tie should coordinate with your socks. They should not match, but pick up a color or coordinate with a color. Your trousers should match your suit coat unless you are wearing odd trousers and a blazer or sport jacket. Regarding the question from Alex: I would not be surprised if much of the negative feedback to this rule comes from a misunderstanding of your intent, rather than the spirit of the rule itself.
You do explain the rule in at least one of the comments, but there are several and they can be difficult to wade through. Thou shall always wear a jacket when wearing shirts with both a white collar and white cuffs. Thou shall always wear a jacket with shirts of both a white collar and white cuffs. The above rules such as: I, for one, have attended the finest boarding school in England, whereby most of these rules become second nature, and never once been told to curb my usage of such term.
Rule 34, however, I must disagree with. A bagpack backpack , is entirely suitable with a suit. Although, I must add, it is a designer bag and one designed to look at home next to my Gucci two piece. I have bought two options for the under-shirt, either a light blue or white both with a subtle pattern. Now, here is my dilemma.. I wanted to wear my brown shoes, brown belt and brown leather strapped watch with the suit. All the brown items are matched in colour.
Please let me know what to do here? I recently attended a piano recital for a young man in my neighborhood who studies music at a local university. A gentleman always uses proper grammar when writing for the public, and pays for proofreading if he cannot stand to do it properly himself. Suprised watch position was not addressed. You need to add the males watch should ONLY be worn on the left wrist.
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