This depends on your style and also what the occasion is for this outfit. The blue and pink mixture is a great look. I have a pair of heathered blue pants with a white shirt?
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Our recommendation, either go all the way with the modern minimalist look and wear a white shirt and black or gray tie or dress in the colors that work with you. The minimalist look will stand out if you do it right. Wearing clothes that fit not with a bunch of colors on them , is how to stand out.
A more colorful approach could work, though. Just be sure to limit the color palette to one or two colors and make sure that those colors work for you. How do you know whether they work for you or not? Start by checking out our guide to dressing from the inside out and picking shirt colors that work for you. 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. I was wondering if this would look alright if I were to wear them with black pants and black shoes.
Also, what colour of tie should I wear with a white shirt? The whole look becomes a muddled mix. The same is true for combining charcoal gray with black.
As for what tie color to wear with a white shirt. Our recommendation is not to worry about the tie matching the shirt, but focus on matching you. Our rule of thumb is match your ties to your eyes. Look for ties with some blue in them. Doing this will help your clothes emphasize your best features, one of the keys to dressing well.
The answer, contrary to what many people think, is no. Light colored jackets and black pants create a really high contrast. We recommend lightening up those pants a shade or two to a gray and the contrast will be much improved. I have lite grey slacks and a dark grey jacket with a dark blue shirt and a blue and grey tie does that work together. Will the outfit look good on you? Clothes matching each other is of minor importance.
The main thing is how well do they match you? Do they fit you well? Check out the articles in our Flawless Fit category to gain a better understanding of how your clothes should fit. Do the colors and contrasts work with your coloring and contrast? Going to a low key wedding. My girlfriend is wearing a burgundy dress. Also need some suggestions on a tie. We highly recommend you wear a jacket either instead of or in addition to the vest, lest you be mistaken for a part of the catering staff.
That said, as we tell just about everyone who comments here, the idea is not to get your clothes to match each other, but to get them to match you. The best way to do that is to look at yourself in the mirror first, then find the clothes that work with you. A more rotund gentleman, on the other hand, might do better with a low-contrast combo like the gray pants.
We want to arm you with the information to dress from the inside out. I have a choice of two combinations for a wedding this weekend. Thinking of mixing a grey blazer with dark purple pants and a white dress shirt. Any recommendations on tie color? Second choice is a anchor blue suit with a floral print dress shirt which also happens to be dark blue with sky blue flowers a lot of blue thinking of off setting this with a maroon knit tie.
Is this an acceptable combo? We realize the event may have already passed. While the Compass is not an on-demand tie matching service, we do try to answer comments with helpful advice promptly. Your best bet, though is to contact a Black Lapel stylist directly at concierge blacklapel. Our stylists primarily help customers customize their Black Lapel clothes, but are always on hand to answer style questions, so we encourage you to take advantage.
Our general rule of thumb is to make sure the tie is darker than the shirt. When surrounded by neutrals, match your ties to your eyes. Got blue eyes, reach for a blue tie. Light green tie it is. Soon I will be attending my prom, I currently have a tailored Cambridge grey suit which I am thinking about wearing a white shirt and a navy tie. I was thinking about wearing a contrasted vest with it to stand out a little with the suit since it is not an extreme formal dress code.
I was thinking about wearing either a charcoal, light navy or black vest. What would be the best combination? If it helps I am 5ft 8 and have caramel skin. The answer to your question is more about your personal preferences than anything else. All of the vest options you mentioned should work. I have some black pin dot suit pants that do fit.
Now reading through some of the comments I have come to know your position on dark blue jackets with black pants to be sloppy, muddled, etc. However despite your recommendation against such a pairing of darks I was wondering if it still would somehow be a viable option if I were to wear either a lavender or periwinkle shirt which I have that I believe could help to add contrast to the overall outfit.
If you think that this could work I'm betting not but just going out on a limb then I would also like your opinion on a tie because I have lots of them.
Thanks in advance for your advice. What are thoughts on a tan coat with very faint blue strips, white shirt, silver tie, and black pants? Sorry the description is a little basic. We appreciate you coming to us before suiting up, Greg. Hopefully we can teach you a thing or two and steer you in the right direction. Black is too strong of a color contrast against your tan blazer, shirt, and tie combination. Light and dark suit separates can work in classic color combinations like gray and blue, gray and black, blue and brown, the list goes on… The outfit you describe could work if you base it off the classic blue and brown combo.
Your jacket is tan a light shade of brown and incorporates blue already. A lighter shade of blue pants will work too. Got a wedding at the weekend. You could rock a skinny, medium to dark or heather gray tie as an alternative, but the black tie you mention is going to make your outfit look the most cohesive. What are your thoughts on a grey double breasted blazer black turtleneck black pants combo for a wedding?
We like the idea of the outfit, John. However, does the wedding have a dress code? This is an important question to ask yourself when suiting up for any special event. We suggest you read up on what wedding dress codes really mean and then reassess your outfit. Hi I have a wedding to go to in Maine. But we can tell you that neutral items like navy blue pants and a white shirt leave you with a lot of options.
My husband and I are attending two weddings in October one on the 1st and another on the 16th. Is it too late to wear an ecru colored blazer? That depends on the location of the weddings, Becky.
Hi we are going to a Gatsby themed wedding on Saturday. My husband is going to wear a cream linen suit and I am thinking a blue shirt with gold tie with pocket square just picking out a bit of gold and a waistcoat a darker shade than the suit. My question is does he have to have a linen waistcoat or will another material by ok? What a great wedding theme and this outfit sounds spot on to Gatsby. A waistcoat in a linen, cotton, or wool blend will still work with the suit.
And if there was one fabric we would urge you to avoid, it would just be silk. Enjoy the wedding and remember, a little party never killed nobody. I am getting married in October in Australia, so the start of Spring by the beach. I am looking to have a suit or separates that show a more informal approach. With this in mind i have decided and you can tell me its a terrible idea to have light blue and navy as my colour choices.
Not sure which as pant and which as jacket. You mean kind of like this combination of jacket and pants , David? Want to get a look like this? Hit us up at concierge blacklapel. Would it be that bad to match with black suit pants?
What are you supposed to do? Well at Black Lapel, we specialize in making garments completely custom from the fit down to all the bells and whistles. Feel free to send an email over to concierge blacklapel. It is a light gray suit for a outdoor wedding. His shoes and belt will be brown. Wearing a non-matching vest is a stylish move that not enough guys do.
We call it the 3-Piece Remix and we devoted a whole article to it this past winter. Of course, since that article came out in the winter it featured heavier fabrics. Hi Black Lapel, i bought a navy pin stripe suit. I gave the jacket to my tailor for refitting and he ruined the jacket.
Now i have the trousers. Can yoy please tell me the best combination of jacket thaf goes with blue stripe trousers. Ah, Sanee, perhaps you pulled the trigger too quickly on the comments. Sorry, but there may not be any salvaging this suit. A word to the wise: I am not very interested in wearing the matching pants and would rather get a new pair of pants to go with the jacket.
Do you have any suggestion on the color of pants that would go with the jacket? I am thinking a dark blue but would love to see an example of a blue that would work. Also am wondering what color tie I should wear. I have a skinny black tie available. Gray is a neutral, so it works with a lot of colors. Navy blue and gray have been paired for hundreds of years with great outcomes, so navy blue pants like these and a gray jacket would definitely work.
My husband loves a cream colored suit with navy stripes. He is tall and thin. Would this be appropriate for an October wedding? He is the father of the groom. What color shirt, belt and shoes. The suit is cotton.
A light colored cotton suit may not be the best bet for an October wedding. Maybe if the wedding is in, say, Miami, but not if the wedding is anywhere further north where fall will be in full swing by October. Pinstripes are either businesslike and serious or, like this one might be, throwback-style attention getters. Instead, we would recommend a more fall-appropriate suit in either a darker, autumn inspired color like this Charcoal Brown Custom Suit with Blue Overcheck or, if the weather is really warm, this Tobacco Brown Linen Blend Custom Suit.
Hi, we have an autumn wedding coming up. My husband will be wearing a golden beige suit and I am thinking of putting my two boys in charcoal grey. Will they look good next to each other? How about Charcoal Blue instead? Blue and beige go together better than beige and gray, and this light charcoal blue color still has slight hues of gray in it. Thank you for the insightful article. I have one more question for you, would be really obliged if you could help with it.
I have to attend a wedding this weekend and was thinking of pairing my royal blue jacket with black trousers and a white shirt probably a black tie as well Do you think this is a good combination? Also note, that the fabric of both the jacket and trousers is nearly the same, should that be a problem? Hi Raza, happy to be of service here. That being said, royal blue and black can still work as a color combo. If the color contrast is similar to or great than the contrast in the outfit in that link, than yes, you have a good suit separates combination.
Also, we approve of adding a white shirt with a black tie to the outfit. Hey, thanks for the article… came across it on a google search. White, baby blue, or either? Hey JP, we like your outfit idea here. We think a white tee is the best choice and will look cool with your blue sneakers. Stumbled upon this site and have enjoyed the good advice. I generally like lighter shirts and dark, thinner ties but am open to suggestions.
If it helps I have brown hair, light skin and an athletic frame. Check it out for which shirt to start your combination with. Certainly, although this sounds like a formal dinnertime outfit. Always make sure the occasion is right.
Sure you can wear it. That depends on a lot of factors. What jacket will you wear over it? What kind of shirt will you wear? Where will you be wearing it? But the most important factor is how does it look on you. We get a lot of questions here at The Compass asking about what clothes go with what other clothes and we always give the same answer: Is it then ok?
Brighter, more saturated colors can be jarringly when paired with black so the solution is not to change the pants, but change the jacket. Having some trouble picturing those pants but, as you can see here , navy pants work with a wide variety of jackets. If my groomsmen are wearing black suits and black ties, is it ok if i wear a dark navy blue suit with the black lapels and black bow tie? I like the look more than the black suit with black lapel but is it bad to not wear the same suit color as my groomsmen?
The blue will have black in it atleast, is that enough? Wearing a different suit than your groomsmen is perfectly acceptable. We say go for it, Zaman. Hello I have a wedding coming up I wanted to look smart casual and stand out of the crowd I was thinking of wearing khaki pants preferably light brown please let me know how I can match it colour of blazer shirt and shoes I am light skinned a bit brown. How about a Light Blue Blazer?
This one is also a linen blend fabric to keep you cool at that wedding. If you decide to go with a patterned blazer, try to make sure the background fabric is light in color.
To keep the smart in your look, we recommend a crisp white dress shirt and dark brown loafers. Leather shoes are optional and, in fact, suede may be a better choice for summer. But as we noted above, the name of the game when it comes to clothing pairings is contrast. Black and dark gray have almost no contrast and make for a pretty dull combination. Can a non-pattern black suit jacket work, with a white dress shirt, a neutral solid colored tie, and gray dress slacks work for a job interview?
My boyfriend and I are attending a wedding in August. The wedding is at 1: So the question is what to wear to a summer wedding? In reality, black is the most limiting suit color you can get. As for what color your beau should wear, that has more to do with what he looks like than anything else. A simple rule of thumb is to pair your jacket with your hair. Guys with lighter hair should wear suits that are a shade or two lighter. A suit should last him many years, after all.
Would wearing a blue pants and grey vest together with a red tie be advisable? Or would it be too much of a mismatch? How about a maroon tie instead? Wearing black blazer with stripes and same color pant without stripes is good or not at all accepted.
While there are tons of ways to break up and combine suit separates, you can rule pinstripes out of that bunch. I have a black pin stripe tuxedo, but the pants disappeared.
I like the jacket — could I pair them with black tux pants with silk stripe and not look like I lost the matching pants? Hi, I have a wedding on Saturday and am in need of some advice.
I have a pair of navy pants and was wondering what color vests and shirts would be appropriate? I have a grey one that still fits ok. Also if the grey vest goes with navy pants, what color shirt should I go with? I can purchase a new one in time so any suggestion would be fine.
Thank you for the help in advance, Matt. It looks like we might not have gotten to your issue in time—we hope the wedding was still a blast. A gray vest certainly goes with navy pants, and the best shirt option here is just your classic white dress shirt.
While Black Lapel makes custom fit, made-to-measure dress shirts perfect for your new weight! Would black chinos with a charcoal blazer look odd? This actually sounds like a really good combination. A tie in a lighter-than-charcoal gray or burgundy will look good here too. Hi My son has got his deep plum tuxedo blazer and matching trousers. The satin lapel collar is navy. Can he wear a navy waistcoat as i am unable to find a deep plum waistcoat that perfectly matches.
A contrasting waistcoat with a tuxedo can work. Our recommendation, skip the waistcoat and go with a cummerbund instead. Classic and classy, a black cummerbund and black bow tie always work. Hi Black Lapel, first time on the site, but I love it already.
Just bought a pair of navy cotton pants with lighter navy polka dots, wondering what would be a great blazer combination to pair this with for smart casual events. My other question was about mixing materials, I have a great pair of dark maroon cotton pants, and was wondering if wearing tweed or silk with that is a no-no or if it could be pulled off. We think the light colored blazer is a good option for the first outfit you mention. Navy and light gray is a classic, smart-casual color combination.
The polka dots sounds like they will add some sprez to the outfit too. To answer your second question, mixing materials can definitely be pulled off. A lot of times, we actually encourage it. A tweed jacket will pair well with your cotton pants, but tread a little more carefully with silk. Perhaps a silk blended jacket is a better option for your cotton pants.
Hope this was helpful! I have a wedding in Santorini mid Sep. Well, since Black Lapel is a brand made up of over 40 people, we rarely have one opinion on anything. The closest we get to a unanimous opinion, though, is what we said in the second paragraph of this article: Breaking up the lines, by wearing just the pants or just the jacket, makes your whole outfit look incomplete, like you half-assed the outfit.
Our son is getting ready to go off to college and will need a suit maybe two. I am thinking Navy Blue and the other grey. My thought is he could mix them to get more variety, your thoughts? First off, congratulations on successfully preparing a young man for college and kudos to you for getting him off on the right foot with some suits. Your idea about starting off with a navy blue suit is a good one.
Lighten up the gray and you give life to the whole outfit, as you can see in this navy blue jacket photographed with light gray pants. So we suggest a light gray suit or medium gray, like this Cool Gray suit as a second suit. What color choices for the suit jacket would work best with the outfit I have? We recommend sticking with gray for the jacket. Just be sure the gray is a different shade than the pants.
Then you would end up with an outfit like this. No, but it sure does bring the whole look together. We are attending a wedding in June and my 12yr old wants to wear a suit. I found a lovely grey waistcoat and pants but the jacket we have is slightly different colour — is this a definite no-no. First of all, kudos to the young man for expressing an interest in dressing well at an early age. As for the non-matching waistcoat.
It depends on how different it is from the suit. As you can see in our article on How to Wear a Vest the Modern Way , we are proponents of what we call the three-piece remix. A friend of mine took my measurements o. It was a gamble but the jacket is a perfect fit. The pants bieber will never fit me. I have tried to find a fabric that matches but the blue is just a bit lighter than traditional navy blues.
I will eventually have to go to a local suit maker and try to get a very close matching fabric. In the meantime i would like to wear my lovely dark blue jacket but with what? I am going to a wedding in laur autumn in tropical qld but still want to sout up.
Would a lighter grey pair of pants go with a darker blue and a brown shoe? I am a larger size man but like to own my look at formal type events. Light gray pants with a blue jacket is a classic color combination. As you can see here and here and here and here , we like this combination and go back to it again and again. So we say go forth with gray! Black suit pants with a dark navy blue jacket.
I say no, dad says yes. Fashion or faux pas? Black pants and a navy blue jacket are just too close together. The resulting mishmash of dark on dark will look sloppy, like you mistakenly confused two suits. Black and dark blue can get along, but the black has to be an accent, like black shoes with a navy blue suit or black lapels on a midnight blue tuxedo.
I need help please! My husband has a basic black suit wool. He can no longer wear the pants. I replaced them 2 yrs ago with a pr of polyseter pants. He now needs to replace them. Is it ok to mix the two materials? I have no idea and neither does he really. Although wool can work as an all seasonal fabric, it can be put off-balance when you pair it with a lesser fabric polyester. What about upgrading to a basic dark gray wool suit? Your husband could even still hold onto his black wool jacket and wear it with these gray pants for a less formal, suit separates outfit.
Hey Black Lapel I have a job interview for an office position, and I had two outfits I was thinking about that I was wondering if I could get some tips on.
What kind of job are you seeking? Is there a dress code at the office? What stage are you in careerwise? And perhaps most importantly, what do you look like? Our first bit of advice is to be careful wearing separates to a job interview. We always suggest erring on the side of formal for a job interview. What does that mean? We highly recommend wearing one of those or something like them. As for the outfits, they sound fine.
The answer to that question is the key to style. Oh and one more thing…depending on where you live, it might be starting to warm up already. In that case, we recommend you check out our Hot Weather Interview Tips before heading in to the first round. Hey I have my school prom coming up, I currently have a lightish grey checked jacket with a white shirt, would matching it up with black pants and shoes go well? Thanks also stuck between a black tie along with it or a completely contrasting bowtie with braces.
If the jacket has undertones of blue instead, dark navy pants will probably go along better. Your tie or bow tie dilemma can be up to you, but we like the idea of braces regardless. No one will probably see them until your jacket comes off on the dance floor, which is great timing for that look.
A black tie will look more formal. Maybe consult with your date? Hi there, I have a wedding coming up and wanted to mix a white shirt, grey wool jacket, blue trousers, turned up to show a little ankle and brown brogues.
My wife disagrees, am I about to commit fashion suicide??? Pant legs with no break are a stylish choice for many guys. Rolling up a pair of wool dress slacks is not recommended because the inside hem of your dress pants will show, revealing the stitching and breaking the clean line of your trousers.
Sorry to break it to you, Pete, but the Mrs. Hi I have a formal event to go to and I was wondering if a beige blazer would look odd with slim black chinos and cognac colored dress shoes. Also if that is acceptable what color shirt and tie would you pair it with? Black chinos with a beige jacket and cognac dress shoes is a no-no, Neesh. Because black pants generally means black shoes for one. We say keep the jacket and the shoes, but go with dark blue or brown dress slacks. See how changing the pants changes everything?
My husband and I have a wedding to attend at the end of April in Brisbane. It still looks like its going to be damn hot. The invitation has no dress code but is a rather formal, classic black and white invite. My husband was going to wear a suit that we have had for years. Black, classic slim line cut. I was concerned he would look like the groom, an office worker or an undertaker. What can you team with a black slim cut jacket and look classy?
Buying a new suit is out of the question. That sounds like quite a bind, Carolyn. It sounds like your only option is gray pants.
A pair of subtly patterned gray glen plaid pants will work. If none of the above works then he might just have to bite the bullet and get a suit. If you do, you know where to look for a great one. Nice site I wish I had found this site earlier pls I am thinking of combining a black suit with lilac blue pants and sky blue shirt with a pink tie for my project defence what do you think.
But beware, a black suit jacket will kill this look. I am going to a very fancy restaurant. I want to mix and match my blazer with my dress pants. I wanted to wear my solid navy blazer with a white or black turtleneck and a very light solid grey pants? Give me your best combo please.
I have plent turtlenecks, blazers, and dress pants to choose from. We say stick with wool turtlenecks. Either go with a thin one made from Merino wool or a chunkier sweater but stick with wool either way. As for other colors of turtlenecks to wear, the answer is it depends. Men who dress well match their clothes to themselves. How to Choose Your Clothes: I love this website — thanks!
I have a black, double breasted blazer with gold shiny, lion-monogrammed buttons. She wants me to try to match the blazer black with dress pants, which I highly doubt. What are my other options? We hate to be this guy , but your wife is on to something here.
That being said, do you own any other full suits? A business formal suit is typically dark-colored with no bold patterns. I did find a pair of sharp black dress pants at the back of the closet that more than adequately did the job. The light blue and brown suits did stand out however, for all the wrong reasons. Thanks for your help! Thanks for putting this together. This has been very helpful. I love to know what color pants solid or otherwise would you recommend with a solid beige suit jacket.
And what do you think about the shirt? I plan to skip the tie. Beige is a neutral and can be worn with any color you like. In the photos above we combined a tan jacket with gray glen plaid pants.
Go buy yourself some v-neck undershirts or better yet, wear none -- they're by no means required and save the crewnecks for days when you wear a tie. Not getting your jacket sleeves hemmed or tailored. Most men assume that once their pants are hemmed, they're done. But jacket sleeves are just as important, if not more so, to have tailored. Too-long sleeves look careless, and too-short sleeves look dorky.
In addition, take care to tailor the jacket width around the bicep and the torso. Most guys' suit jackets are way too roomy, making them look heavier or simply sloppier. Choosing jackets that are too long. A good way to test the length? Let the jacket hem fall where your fingertips end naturally. It's as easy as that. Forgetting to remove the brand label off the jacket sleeve.
We're shaking our heads. Forgetting to cut open the thread on the the back vent and the pockets. Choosing lapels that are too big. If they're big enough for Rush Limbaugh, they're too big.
Wearing pants with pleats. You're not the dad from "Leave It To Beaver" or this guy and this isn't Flat-front pants are the way to go so you don't look 10 pounds heavier. Wearing pants that are too long. Mind the break -- the break, that is, in the fabric that occurs when the bottom of your pants skim the tops of your shoes, creating a horizontal crease a "break" in the fabric.
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