What to wear with a dark navy pinstripe suit? - Page 2
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I have been told the opposite. Both rules are equally silly. If you're appearing in Court, or attending an important (and conservative) meeting, consider black shoes. If you're not, consider brown.
A navy suit is one of the basics, and is wearable with most decent shirt and tie combinations. That said, I haven't been brave enough to try pairing a navy suit with a navy or black tie yet...
I don't see why a white shirt and a navy tie with a navy suit wouldn't look good.
So far as white shirts and navy suits are concerned, the tie choices suggested by Manton in the following post are both correct and relatively foolproof.
That is, something in the silver, grey or black families - depending on the time of day and the occasion. Light blue ground is also a popular choice for politicians in daytime. Something to do with projecting trustworthiness and optimism. A navy tie with a navy suit risks matchy-matchy. Navy tie with grey suit good.
I would be thinking about pattern more. Since the suit has a pattern you want to avoid a similar pattern on your shirt/tie/pocket square. I'm lazy so with a pinstripe suit I always go for a plain shirt and plain tie or a tie with small dots. If you have more enthusiasm you can wear a striped shirt as long as the stripes are sufficiently different from the suit.
For me personally: 1) Navy Pinstripe suit (double breast with working buttons) 2) Light pink double cuff shirts 3) Red Cognac Oxford lace-up shoes 4) Blood Red socks 5) Plain burgundy tie 6) Pale pink pocket squre
All, I think doctorj has figured out how to wear a pinstripe suit in the three years he's owned one. Also, that, right there is a pinstripe suit with patch pockets and a pocket square that reminds me of a caterpillar's cocoon.
As to Mr. Chu's question, which bumped the thread, if the tie were a solid, it would need to match perfectly, and then the whole thing would be a little austere. I have no problem wearing a repp tie with a navy-ish ground with a navy blazer, and I guess that would work with a suit.
Brown shoes with a navy pinstripe? You need to get yourself a subscription to GQ, or hire a woman pronto to give you fashion advice. That's a serious faux pas, on par with wearing white after labor day! I understand that African Americans like to "peacock" (stand out with their attire using flashy colors) but you won't be impressing anyone who isn't a fellow fashion victim.