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I have a long sleeve button down shirt that is a very dark charcoal, not quite jet black. What color trousers could I wear with this shirt that won't cut me in half? I originally purchased the shirt to wear with jeans, but I'd like to also wear it with trousers. This will be without a tie or jacket. Thanks
post #2 of 16
A nice low contrast option that wouldn't cut you in half would seem to be a color approaching the darkness of your charcoal shirt. Something like perhaps a navy, charcoal or black itself.
post #3 of 16
If your shirt is charcoal, wear a pair of solid/pinstripe black pants.  If your shirt is black, wear a pair of solid/pinstripe charcoal pants. Nothing else would be as elegant, in my opinion.
post #4 of 16
Although understated's subtle low-contrast suggestions are ideal, personally, I would drill down through a few pages of threads and see if you can borrow those pink chinos.
post #5 of 16
Nothing, throw the shirt away. Black shirts just look like crap anyways. .luc
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Nothing, throw the shirt away. Black shirts just look like crap anyways. .luc
Thanks for the help. Feel free to go piss up a rope.
post #7 of 16
I have a black sport shirt that I wear with olive green trousers and black lace ups or loafers.  I think it's a really nice look, and my wife likes it, too (which matters to none of you at all, but matters to me a great deal).  Another option might be a pair of trousers in "stone" (that really light khaki color), again with black shoes. I would avoid black with white.  It makes you look like a waiter, IMHO (although, with a waiter, usually the pants are black and the shirt is white).  I don't know that I'd do black with charcoal grey, as the colors are really close, but black with a lighter grey would look nice. Regards, Jeff
post #8 of 16
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Nothing, throw the shirt away. Black shirts just look like crap anyways. .luc
I see the ernest school of tact is alive and well... I second the idea of black pinstripe pants if you want to go with trousers.
post #9 of 16
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(Luc-Emmanuel @ April 18 2005,04:30) Nothing, throw the shirt away. Black shirts just look like crap anyways. .luc
Thanks for the help. Feel free to go piss up a rope.
Sure, have a ball. .luc
post #10 of 16
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Originally Posted by Luc-Emmanuel,April 18 2005,03:30
Nothing, throw the shirt away. Black shirts just look like crap anyways. .luc
I see the ernest school of tact is alive and well... I second the idea of black pinstripe pants if you want to go with trousers.
Wait... you can pair it with a skin tight jeans and worn open over a pearl jam tee. this should be a subbtle way to get the thread moved to streetwear .luc
post #11 of 16
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Nothing, throw the shirt away. Black shirts just look like crap anyways. .luc
Not true, have you seen la Dolce Vita? In the end Mastroianni is wearing a very nice white suit with a black shirt. Looks stunning. But i would wear a black shirt only in combination with a white suit or jacket.
post #12 of 16
Reminds me of Mr. Roarke. Edit: it occurs to me that Mr. Roarke's shirts were white; his ties were black.  My apologies to Ricardo Montalban and to Fantasy Island's costume designer. I do think that the white over black look is not a good one, though.  Maybe Guys and Dolls is the better analogy.
post #13 of 16
How about brown shoes with a black shirt?
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How about brown shoes with a black shirt?
Hard to pull off. Really hard. The black and brown have to be the right shade, and I can't image what color the pants would have to be. Jon.
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I can't image what color the pants would have to be.
Pink chinos. Pink chinos. Pink chinos. Pink chinos. Pink chinos. Pink chinos.
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