I've never understood the CM fear of navy trousers. I would guess it comes from the idea that the top half always be darker than the bottom half in odd jacket fits, but that's very much a safety rule for beginners.
totally agree. perversely, I like my job and enjoy choking on my ties. (edit: okay, I don't enjoy it that much) I've been known to do a yoga class in a tie. Not hot yoga - Hatha, and it was outside, and kinda cold.
it's a class thing. busmen, janitors etc wear navy. just one of those 'it is what it is' things in MC.
I don't think it's the colour itself - we all wear navy suits after all.
It's that if you add a grey jacket, striped tie and black shoes, you can sometimes look like a schoolboy or a security guard or airline ground crew. But with Pingson's autumnal textures. lovely tie, perfect shoe choice etc. there's just no danger of his looking like anything other than a very well-dressed professor.
I'm thinking of rocking this suit/tie/pocket square to a wedding, but am looking for shirt suggestions.
I'm thinking it will need a pattern as the suit and tie are solid?
Apologies for the general scruffiness!
The shirt doesn't "need" a pattern just because the suit and tie are solid. There are plenty of all solid combinations that look great. I would avoid having the pocket square be the only pattern, but that may just be me. Now, as for the rest, I don't feel like your look will get much love here. The suit jacket is far too short. I can't tell if those are peak lapels, but microscopic peak lapels make me cringe. If they aren't peak lapels, they are still too small. The button stance is too high. It just generally looks too small for you, and ill fitting. I also hate the tie and PS in this context. I'm sorry to say that it looks like you have never worn a suit before, and simply threw something together from stuff you found at H&M.
Haha, fair enough. Different strokes for different folks I guess. I honestly don't feel it at all. I sometimes even forget that I'm wearing one, which can be a little dangerous when eating, as my ties have been closer to dipping into bowls of soup than I deem comfortable many a time.