I've never paid much attention to style; I usually just wear what's comfortable, and try not to look like a slob. There are occasions, of course, where I have to dress up, and that is where I would like some input.
First, about me: I am 40 years old, 5'6", 140 lbs. I am caucasian with average skin tone and dark brown hair.
I have always tended toward dark colours because I am not a flashy person at all; I don't like drawing attention to myself.
My question is regarding what color shirt and tie to wear with my black suit, when I need to wear it. In my profession as a sound technician, I work formal events where I am generally right beside or on the stage, but always need to be invisible.
Before coming to this site, I always thought that black/black/black was a sharp look, and I have worn it on several occasions in the last few years, but I have been reading elsewhere on the forum that is a gangster look. I'm wondering, is also appropriate in my work situation?
For other formal events like weddings and such, I still like my clothing to be understated, as I mentioned above. I don't have many options in my closet right now, but I could definitely pick something else up as needed. I have only three shirts suitable for wearing with a suit: white, black, and black with stripes (pictured).
I also have only three ties: black, textured black, and blue w/ stripes.
(Yes, I leave them tied. I have a hard time getting the knots to sit square, so when they landed right I didn't want to lose them!)
What suggestions would you have given my work situation and personal preference to avoid attention, but still look nice? If black shirts are still a no-go, would a navy shirt be OK?