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What to wear with a white dress shirt and black blazer?

post #1 of 23
Thread Starter 
Hello all, I'm new to the forum and have a question.

I'll be going to my first wedding next week and I need some advice. I'm wearing a nice, white dress shirt and a black blazer. I'm no good at color coordination and I'm not sure what color pants to wear. I have light khaki but I don't think it looks very good, especially with black shoes/belt. I have a black and brown dressy belt and black shoes.

Should I get different colored pants and wear black shoes or should I get brown shoes with khaki pants and match the belt accordingly?

Thanks!
post #2 of 23
Wear another blazer, particularly if the wedding is during the day
post #3 of 23
Not sure that a black blazer is right for a wedding, but if it's all you've got maybe go with grey pants? Do you not have a suit?
post #4 of 23
Thread Starter 
I would but I don't have one. frown.gif

I'm 23, 6'0, and 145lbs. You think dark brown dress shoes, khaki pants would look best or go with a darker color pants and wear black shoes and belt? I feel like the latter would be WAY too much black for a day wedding.

Also, the wedding is not super formal or anything. I'm sure there will be lots of people in just khakis and a polo shirt.
post #5 of 23
Wow, you are rail thin, dude. I would stick with the black shoes. Brown shoes with a black blazer is a faux pas to me. See what the other guys think...
post #6 of 23
Thread Starter 
lol, yeah I'm a runner and a cyclist.

So if black shoes/belt/blazer, what color pants do you suggest?
post #7 of 23
Gray or olive, and black shoes. The shoes aren't negotiable, brown shoes with a black blazer is a bad idea. Khakis are fine, but not in tan.

If you don't have black shoes, go with the tan khakis and brown shoes and buy a sweater instead. V neck, burgundy, navy, green, brown. Wear a tasteful tie.
post #8 of 23
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Originally Posted by Klobber View Post

Wear another blazer, particularly if the wedding is during the day

+1,000,000.00
post #9 of 23
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Originally Posted by cptjeff View Post

Gray or olive, and black shoes. The shoes aren't negotiable, brown shoes with a black blazer is a bad idea. Khakis are fine, but not in tan.
If you don't have black shoes, go with the tan khakis and brown shoes and buy a sweater instead. V neck, burgundy, navy, green, brown. Wear a tasteful tie.

I second the sweater idea.
post #10 of 23

Black suit can look too severe if the wedding is during the day, maybe a lighter color or light blue perhaps.

post #11 of 23
If you must wear the black blazer. Buy wool light grey pants on the cheap at J Crew / H&M / Uniqlo / Gap. Wear black shoes and belt no question. Also skip the khaki, one pet peeve I have is khaki + black.
post #12 of 23
Black is very somber. However, since you cannot change it, I suggest medium-gray trousers.
post #13 of 23
Hickory-stripe trousers, plus a black or grey vest if you can swing it. Tie should either be monochrome, or a conservative pattern in festive colors. Add a bowler hat for extra effect. biggrin.gif
post #14 of 23
I would suggest going sans blazer, get a good fitting and light shirt to with the khakis and brown shoes. If that's too cold, go with a sweater.
post #15 of 23
If that's all you have, another vote for gray slacks and black shoes. Also, I think you will find that your fiancee will resent you referring to it as your "first wedding". biggrin.gif
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