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New suit jacket

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Hey all, I just bought a new suit jacket, unfortunately, it was without the matching pants.  I bought it at a thrift store, seeing as I am 18 and don't wear suits much at all, but it makes a nice addition to my collection.  The brand is Canali, I don't think it can be more than 3 years old, and I think that I got it for quite a steal at $3.58.  The color is a dark gray, and there is a black weave to the fabric.  This makes it hard to match pants to it, in fact I think it would be nearly impossible to find a reasonably priced matching pair.  My question to you is this: what color would be acceptable to wear with this?  I was thinking that a pair of black dress pants would look pretty good, nice for a casual situation.  I also have a pair of dark gray dress pants, good quality and almost the identical color, minus the patern.  Any input would be greatly appreciated.
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I'd probably avoid wearing either of those pairs of trousers with the jacket, for the same reasons I wouldn't wear black and navy together - it may look as if you dressed in the dark, and mismatched the top and bottom of two different suits by mistake. Perhaps you should aim for a color contrast - how about light gray? Camel? Jeans? Brown cords, even? Nick.
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