I'm a newcomer here, and I'm seeking for some advice.
I have a graduation party to attend that'll happen at night. I only own two suits, one being a light gray and the other being a black one with discreet pinstripes. Since I don't want to stand out from my peers that much, I'm pretty much settled on wearing the black suit (I'm not a longtime reader, but from the few posts I've read I could sense you guys pretty much detest black suits, but what can you do). I also own a black vest, which I was vehemently inclined to wear.
I have enough available funds to buy a new shirt and tie. The suit is slim, and I'm aiming at a modern look, so probably the shirt and tie will be as well. I would like some opinions then on which colors I should consider.
If my tastes matter, which I think they do a bit, I really do like somber tones. So I'd probably be willing to use a more colorful tie, but not a colorful shirt. I love plum, purple, lilac or any such color in that range. Red is somewhat of a no-no: being a Law graduation, there'll probably be a lot of people wearing that already. I would also prefer to avoid white shirts, if that's possible.
Thanks in advance,