In person it's a much richer yet not too saturated green. Any colors can look jarring against a black jacket. For advice on which particular colors to wear, the key is not focusing on whether the clothes match each other, but whether they look good on you. What color trousers, shirt, and tie will match up well with a camel blazer?
Thou shall match the metal of the bit on his loafers, belt buckle, suspenders, blazer buttons and cufflinks. Thou need not match the metal on his watch with the other metals he is wearing, however, it is preferable.
Thou shall only wear black, brown or oxblood burgundy leather shoes for business dress. The only exceptions allowed are white bucks. Blue, green or any other colored shoes are inappropriate. Thou shall match the color of his socks with the color of his pants. Thou shall match the color of his belt to that of his shoes. This holds true in all situations except when wearing white bucks.
Thou need not match the leather on his watchband with that of his shoes and belt, however, it is preferable. Thou shall never wear a tie and pocket square of the same pattern.
The sports commentators who do so look like fools. Thou shall always doubt salespeople and in-store tailors opinions on fashion, style and fit. The stores they work for pay them, not you.
Their motives are to sell products to who will buy them, not necessarily to who will look best in them. They should be avoided like the plague. They are aesthetically offensive. Their sole purpose lies in showing men what not to wear.
Money spent on these would have been better spent on Enron stock circa June Thou shall only wear patent leather shoes for black tie semi-formal and white-tie formal occasions. Patent leather is never acceptable to be worn in a dress or causal setting. Thou shall never wear a long necktie for a semi-formal black tie affair, even if that tie is solid black. Thou shall not wear Chesterfield coats, which are typically signified by a velvet collar, with anything of less formality than a suit.
They should not be worn with business casual attire. Thou shall not wear a tie without a jacket. If done so, he will run the risk of looking like a waiter at TGI Fridays. Thou shall only wear suspenders braces that utilize buttons, not clips.
Thou shall not wear a crew neck undershirt when the top button of a shirt is left unbuttoned. When leaving the top button unbuttoned thou shall wear a v-neck undershirt as The Dude does. Thou shall only wear shirts with white collars and white cuffs with a jacket. These shirts should not be part of a business casual wardrobe, that is, one where suits are not utilized. Thou shall leave the bottom button of vest waistcoat unbuttoned.
Except when wearing a double breasted or flat bottomed vest, in which case the bottom button should remain buttoned. Thou should iron the collar of a shirt before wearing it. Thou shall utilize a pocket square when wearing a jacket. Book bags are reserved for casual wear and students. Thou shall not wear a shirt with any type of logo on it in a business setting, including when in business casual dress. These shirts should be reserved for casual wear.
Thou shall wear a tie bar at a slant, not horizontal. Off color shirts with a white collar should have French double cuffs, regardless of whether of not the cuffs are white or the same color or pattern as the shirt. Thou shall never button all three buttons of a three button jacket. Sometimes the top, always the middle and never ever ever the bottom. Thou shall wear over the calf socks as opposed to crew socks whenever possible.
For they are far superior in both form and function. Thou shall not wear a solid black suit for business or professional activities. Save it for formal events and funerals. It is impossible for a man to be considered well dressed if his shoes are in poor taste or of noticeably poor quality. For any good ensemble is built on a fine pair of shoes.
Thou shall not wear sport sunglasses with a suit. Thou shall not wear a sports watch with a suit. It would be like playing lacrosse in dress shoes, and no one wants to see that. There should be no presence of logo or branding when wearing a suit.
For example, do not wear a Polo shirt with the Polo logo on it under a suit jacket or a Burberry tie with the Burberry tartan although the scarfs are fine. The emphasis of a suit should be the fit, not the brands it is worn with. A man need not an excuse to wear a tie or jacket. In other words, a man need not an excuse to dress up. Thou shall take off his sunglasses when talking to someone else who is not wearing sunglasses.
Unless thou is at the beach or pool. I think a slanted tie bar is fine for professional setting, I used to wear one as a big 4 auditor regularly. The horizontal tie bar is both more traditional and conservative.
I understand if you prefer a slanted tie bar but to put it on a list of rules,written in the style of the ten commandments, is a bit much. People with no experience will come here and take that statement as law, when it is a style of the minority. My father still points to this rule, but I find it to be a little dated. The practice of wearing FC shirts without a jacket is very common amongst well-dressed gentlemen these days, especially in Europe. When subtle links are used, it seems to work, when someone douche is wearing large cufflinks, a gold chain and has two top buttons unbuttoned, it is a different story.
Loafers are casual shoes, even Gucci bits, etc. I am in total agreement with PE and PicStiched. Never any loafers or jewelry on shoes with a suit. Save it for Saturday night dinner in the summer. However, buying a different set of suspenders for every color tie I have seems like an exceedingly expensive proposition.
Joe, First, an admirable thing switching from belts to suspenders, an understandable dilemma you ask about. A different set of suspenders is not needed for each color tie, you should be able to get by safely with a few basic colors. I would recommend starting with navy and burgundy; between the two of them you can match or compliment most color ties, they will also mesh well with almost any color suit. I would shy away from black, as I am of the belief that black suspenders should be reserved for semi formal and formal wear; but obviously it is up to you.
Actually, black suspenders are fine, as they are a subdued color. Suspenders are like sock garters, they are an undergarment that is never meant to be seen, which is why there is the rule never to wear them without a jacket. Thou shall not button all 3 buttons on a 3 button suit jacket or sport coat. The top button alone is fashionable if not a bit fashion forward. Buttoning the first and second buttons are fashionable yet conservative. Buttoning the middle button is always in conservatively good taste, especially in a mixed group of fashion frustrated folks.
Fastening all three buttons is a fashion fatality on the order of a bald man attempting to hide the obvious with a comb over. No one is fooled and everyone but the blind or ignorant notice the tasteless error. Not sure how I let this one slip through for so long… I get legitimately irritated when I see guys with all three buttons buttoned.
For some reason it seems security guards at office buildings and retail establishments are particularly prone to this offense. Uniforms coats are an exception in that they require all buttons to be buttoned, which may explain your security guard observation. You are correct on that one Sir. While in uniform, ALL buttons shall be buttoned. If there is a screw hole put a screw in it, if there is a button hole put a button in it. If one feels comfortable buttoning it then do so.
Wear your clothes for you and not for others. If anyone was to approach me and point out my fashion faux pas, I would remind them of the afore mentioned story, call them a kiss ass and walk away. Depend on the definition we give to it, I use to make a difference with fashion and style. Style is personal expression, of course you do it for others, in part, but you express yourself and make you fashion, instead of passively follow a trend. Imho snobism in untasty, unless you express it with extreme elegance and respect, without being holier than thou.
Most jackets are cut to hang at their best with the bottom button undisturbed. Try it yourself, see which looks best. Is it common to wear a tie bar at a slant?
I have never seen anyone wear a tie bar at a slant. I think it would look rather odd to wear a tie bar like this. I am guessing the reason is that that is how they see their peers wearing tie bars, but the masses are not always right. I also think rationality would make one think to wear it flat. But, style is not always rational… One of the ideas behind wearing it at a slant is to create a more vertical, not a horizontal line.
For horizontal lines tie bar worn flat tend to visually widen things whereas in contrast diagonal tie bar at a slant and vertical lines tend to heighten. Flatly placed tie bars also seem to clash more with necktie designs, as most seem to have some type of diagonal, as opposed to horizontal, line in them.
Your statements are often mis-directed. The fact that you have so many rules means none of this is second nature to you and you try far too hard.
You are a little too jumped up and eager to be a gentleman. Thanks for your feedback, I appreciate you taking the time to voice your opinion. The rules I put forth are meant as safe guidelines on how to dress well. The rules are not necessarily for me or the blog, but for the readers, such as yourself.
But my intent is not to insult readers by listing a set of rules. But as they say, rules are made to be broken. And I often break some of these rules and at times try to get others to do so with me.
Lastly, London is a great city, I envy you for living there. Overall, eventhough I had 1 or 2 issues, very fantastic job. Such vulgar language says more about a man than how he dresses. But if you were raised properly these rules should be second nature. I grew up with them over 50 years ago. It seems today parents are to relaxed with dress attire and this attitude is, unfortunately, passed onto their children.
It is sometimes the socio-economic standing that hinders that- not necessarily poor breeding. My father was a diplomat and yet I learned most of my queues from magazines and watching TV. If you have no need to dress well- why bother learning the rules. A gentleman is one who dresses appropriately as the occasion calls for and does not offend with his choice of clothing.
There are many gentlemen in the world not only London and to be appropriately dressed in whatever society you reside in says more about you than the clothes you wear. Every culture has a dress code and those who can adept and knowing what is proper and what is not are considered gentlemen. The man makes the clothes not the clothes the man!
Eventhough, I belief the blog is a good attempt to keep gentlemen honest or to inform those who so wish to dress like one. We must first keep in mind the key to being a gentlemen is first in the mind and attitude dress is second priority.
Now,I have to slightly concure with Mr. Ben here from London. Yes, great shoes are always important. It crushes the inspiration to be creative and unique. As long as a gentlemen owns a pair of fine shoes, wears bow ties to formals. Never button the last button on a suit.
Wear clothing that fits not to loosly and not too tightly. Get educate by a smart tailor on how to properly wear a suit. I think the rest can be waived. All the best and good luck on dressing like a gentlemen. This is simply not true. I myself have often been described as a gentleman, and I use the term badass quite frequently. Arguing on the internet is like racing in the Special Olympics. Did I seriously just read this? On a website intended to help gentleman dress well?
I, personally, am here to learn about how to better guide my husband on his dress choice in a world where he now advocates for our special needs son. I can honestly say that you, good sir, are an embarrassment to the word gentleman.
Thanks for the laugh. Sometimes the truth is offensive. It was just a joke. Yes, and you know how relatives can be.
But some rules do rule more then other rules. These shirts should not be part of a business casual wardrobe. Oh never mind I just figured it out. If your shirt has a white collar and white cuffs — wear a jacket. Does this same rule apply is the shirt is entire white?
Andrew, This rule only applies when the collar and cuffs are of a contrasting white. Eric, I think a few safe bets are surcingle, grosgrain ribbon or needlepoint belts for a more casual look. I have also found success in matching the color of my belt with the sole of my white bucks, which is a tan; it seems to tie things together well. I would not however, recommend wearing a white suede belt to match the shoes. My white bucks have a traditional brick red sole.
They are probably copying it from Navy dress Whites. All military uniforms use web belts because they can serve as a tourniquet in an emergency. Actually web belts can serve lots of emergency purposes since they can adjust any length. Maybe you are a female, and that is fine, of course. I just assumed that you are male.
Yes, men also wear hosiery. Joe — Slacks can be for both men and women. Perhaps the terminology varies by region, though. Seriously, the English language evolves, and regional differences exist.
Some definitions would be helpful. Also cuffs on pants when, only on double pleats? Single pleats, plain front pants? What about button down collars, only with a sport coat, never with a suit? What can one wear them with? Plain front suit pants? No cuffs, what about those specifics? Are you saying you are only to wear a white shirt with a suit while you wear a jacket?
Compare business attire with lawyer attire, this is why I need some definitions, are they the same? And those loafers with tassels are almost as bad as the flat square toed shoes you dislike.
Tassels are not kick ass but The Dude is. Thanks I like your site. Chestnut and oxblood may work, but it is preferable to match oxblood with oxblood. Not everybody cares about style and dress codes but some of us sucessful ones do. The first step to find your sock is to choose the type of fabric you […]. I was wondering, would it be a completely bad thing to wear burgundy wingtips with a tuxedo?
Chris, My thoughts are that burgundy wingtips would be quite inappropriate to wear with a tux and I love burgundy wingtips. Actually, the wingtip part may be more of a faux pas then the burgundy part. White bucks are for men who are confident enough in who they are not to allow insecure homophobic a-holes to dissuade them from wearing a classic and time-tested piece of footwear that looks fantastic for summer dress.
Have you ever thought about adding a little bit more than just your articles? I mean, what you say is important and all. Your content is excellent but with images and videos, this blog could definitely be one of the greatest in its niche. What I consider stylish may be different to […].
I do have a small set of keys on a brass swivel bolt snap that i clip it on my belt loop with the leather strap attached to the keys inside the rear pocket. Is there any other suggestions? How to better carry keys on a bolt snap,and a cell phone,even without a jacket? Jeffers is not threatened by loss of keys. I have a brass snap with bridle leather for my keys which I attach to my belt. Fine Young Gentleman… What is your viewpoint on wearing western boots with a suit?..
The black, dressy and fully polished kind, not the brown suede and matted kind…. Chris, Personally, it is not something that is part of my style, however, I have seen some men do it quite well.
I think the key is for the right man to do it at the right time. Is it okay to wear my red vivienne westwood plastic orb tuxedo slippers with my tux if my pocket square is a matching shade of red or how would I go about arranging this, this is killing me…my collar is winged and my lapel is shawled, no cummerbund instead I use a vest under my jacket the suit is completely black including the tie and shirt for a black out look.
The red shoes and pocket square are meant to make a contrasting effect. Or would that be too much? Love the rules, and if any suggestions please do tell! I like your stuff. Sounds like something out of State Department school trying to teach Young Marines how to wear civilian clothes. Rudolph, I see no problem in wearing a shirt with a pocket with suspenders. On a personal note, I prefer to avoid shirt pockets, but that is a matter of preference.
Tony, To be honest, I have never heard of the fedora and vest rule you speak of. Trousers are the pants to a suit. Slacks are pants to wear with a blazer or sport coat. Overall, I think you have a very good and very informative post.
Wish more people would follow. Im wearing a white shirt, white pants and a plue blue blazer with brown shoes…can I wear a white belt with outfit?
Or it should be brown? Chris, I would avoid a white leather belt. But a white braided one or something of that ilk would likely be fine. Brown would be the safer and more conservative choice. Why are square toed shoes to be avoided? That is my preferred shoe for business casual at work. The preference is purely looks, not fit. Many others in my office have the same preference. Is this just your own preference, or is there some etiquette reason for 18?
Briago, There are a few reasons. But mostly they are just a signifier of bad taste. From a more technical perspective, they cut off the foot and create an unflattering line for the shoe; they create a horizontal line, whereas you want more vertical lines lines that run the length of the foot. Furthermore, I have never seen a nice upper pattern dress a square toed last.
I have a pair of Express Photographer suit pants, in black, but cannot find a vest in black to match the fabric on the pants… would it be acceptable to wear a chalk white vest instead?
I am glad to be re-reading these comments. I had the same question, and so I am relieved to find this answer! Wow, everyone here agrees, what a boring pointless waist of time. First rule, there are no rules. Let loose man, indigo denim jeans, brown beat up brogues and a nice fitted shirt with top button undone. Gets the ladies everytime whilst the blazers are complementing each other on joining their exclusive club of banality.
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. These articles are great for building a wardrobe, but useful for building a single outfit that looks great on you.
I have a light grey blazer as well. Should I wear white or a light blue shirt? Also, what color tie? We recommend the white shirt. There we explain how to always make the smart choice when it comes to picking a shirt.
Give that a read. Not to oversell it, but it will change your life. If your blazer resembles this one, take cue and pair it with a white dress shirt and black tie. I will be outside and it will be hot. Are there any tricks that I should know where I could possibly show up with a tie and blazer and possibly take them both off if I notice that the atmosphere seems to be a bit more casual?
Our baseline answer is: Your Summer Suit Solution. Next, we recommend looking at the different parts of your outfit that can contribute to your overall temperature control, like your shoes, which, as we discussed in our story about Suede Shoes For Summer , can make a big difference.
I just purchased a brown and black houndstooth sport jacket with a bit of a plaid pattern. Also what color shirt would go best with this outfit? True, combining black and brown is generally frowned upon. As for shirts, a white shirt will work with everything. But for more options, focus more on what goes with you than what goes with your other clothes. If all of your clothes are in harmony with your own coloring, the matching will, largely, take care of itself.
NEVER wear black with brown. Black can be worn with taupe or even tan but never chocolate brown. Also, brown is a very unpopular color suit. Brown is good in a casual look like maybe a brown leather jacket. Anything dressy like a suit with a tie should not be brown.
That went out 40 years ago. Awesome guide blacklapel, thanks! My date is wearing a black and egg shell colored dress. Your input would be great! This sounds like a fun event and the outfit sounds sharp. The black and white top and bottom idea is a high degree of difficulty, though. I have a full suit of black color. Ah the black suit. Has there every been something so many guys own that is so hard to wear?
I have a black sports jacket. I was think a pink short sleeve shirt it light tan pants. The black jacket is throwing us off, Daniel. Black and pink creates a start contrast that will overpower almost any wearer since black makes any saturated color look really strong.
Two color families is a little more difficult but can be cool. Making the jacket and earthtone say a dark, textured brown would tie in to the tan pants and let the pastel in the pink shirt become the accent of the outfit. But once you get into three distinct color families, things go downhill and the outfit starts to look like a hodgepodge. I have a normal black jacket. Can I wear it with gray dress pants?
This outfit was cruising right along. Then, suddenly, a yelled and blue dotted tie ran out into the road, the outfit swerved and crashed and burned. The addition of yellow and blue seems totally…well…out of the blue. For this monochromatic outfit, stick with a black or gray tie. If you do add a color, stay way from hard contrasts that clash like yellow and go with muted tones like a burgundy tie.
I have a reception wedding to attend tomorrow night. I have a dark maroon valvet blazer.. Which shirt I should pick? And yes , I am a bit fat.. Sure, but black jeans are asking for trouble. But the pinstripe pants without a jacket? Not so sure about that one. Take a look at the photos above for some other inspiration. 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.
Nov 12, · White shirts and black pants have a reputation for painting men as waiters. Yet black pants have a slimming effect on most people. “Because the color [black] gives the eye a trick and it creates a slimming illusion for the wearer.” “Mostly, black. Nov 19, · This Site Might Help You. RE: Brown Dress Pants with A Black Jacket? I recently bought some brown dress pants. The only dressy winter jacket that I have is a double breasted black Status: Resolved. The great thing about the simple black suit jacket with grey pants look is that it works both ways. You can easily inverse the look and pair a simple grey blazer with black trousers too. You can easily inverse the look and pair a simple grey blazer with black trousers too.