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It really depends on your workplace, but trousers and a sportcoat is a good combination most places these days. The easiest thing to start with is a classic navy blazer and some gray, olive and khaki trousers. Then move carefully into traditional patterned jackets. A gray herringbone is a good choice, as are glen check, houndstooth, etc. I would stay away from solid black for jackets, and black can also be tricky for trousers. Some people here will warn against navy...
I actually have a black shawl-collar cardigan. It's OK but less versatile than my navy, gray and green cardigans. Look into shawl collars if you want a classic, more refined look.
This kind of shoe already exists. It's called "take the train." Seriously, why would anyone go from Brooklyn to Manhattan every day by foot in dress shoes? Even if your feet didn't shrivel and die, the shoes soon would.
Cardigans are more versatile than pullover V-neck sweaters, and maybe a step up in formality -- they can substitute for a jacket in casual settings. I'm not a fan of this particular example because of 1. the visible logo and 2. the color. For the love of all that is decent, yes, you must always use a shirt underneath. And by that I mean a SHIRT. You know, with buttons and a collar. Not a T-shirt. Do not button the bottom button. If worn properly, it would go well with the...
Couldn't help but think of the Blues Brothers: We got both kinds, country AND western.
If you make choices based on what is "just about back" or whatever, soon enough you'll be dumping your wide lapels the way you're currently dumping your micro lapels. Instead, make choices based on classic styles that flatter you. Do wide lapels look good on your body shape?
A school dance is one of the few places a black shirt might be appropriate, and I can't think of a better tie option with that getup than silver, so go with your instincts on that one. Avoid at all costs the temptation to wear a red tie. If you truly hate plain ties (but you're fine with wearing a tie with a black shirt?) maybe look for something in a diagonal stripe or microdot pattern. Is this college, high school, middle school? Is there a particular recommended attire...
Wearing French-cuff shirts without a jacket is an even bigger crime.
You'll be fine for a first date. Wear a different shirt (just about anything will work under a crew neck sweater) and brown shoes if you have them. If you don't have them, you'll still be OK just this once. Stick around here, read lots of threads, and apply what you learn. Soon you will get plenty of compliments on your attire.
What is the occasion? I think most people would tell you that "black dress shirt" and "black casual dress shoes" are misnomers, but I think I see what you're saying. White shirt is better than black in every use. By "typical pattern of white and gray diamonds," do you mean an argyle sweater? Crewneck, V-neck or cardigan? I'm not a fan of lighter-colored chinos ("khakis") in fall/winter, but that's me. Another personal preference of mine: peacoats should be navy. But what...
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