What color pants to wear with dark blue shirt and black and blue tie
Poll Results: Color for pants
50% (1)Black Dress Pants
50% (1)Dark Tan Khaki Pants
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This combination is way out of the ordinary for classic menswear and is not formal at all. So whatever anyone recommends won't pull the dark blue shirt and navy/black tie into something classic...ever, especially without a jacket that matches your pants (in other words a suit). At best, what you'll get is a coordinated semi-dressy fashion-forward outfit that's still not appropriate for a formal dinner (and by formal I'm assuming black tie tuxedo).
So to do this right, invest in an actual suit and wear this:
1. Solid Charcoal/dark grey dress suit
2. White dress shirt
3. Burgundy tie
4. Black belt
5. Black dress shoes
6. Charcoal/dark grey dress socks
The above is classic and while it's not exactly formal, it will get you by. I would recommend a black suit, but it doesn't sound like you wear suits very often. At least a dark grey suit will serve you well for many other occasions including job interviews, wedding, anniversaries, etc.
And the other posters are correct- if it doesn't have matching pants, it's not a suit jacket- it's a sportcoat. If it does have matching pants, wear those with a white shirt and a tie. If it doesn't, the tan pants and a navy jacket would be excellent- with a better shirt.
OK, high school freshman class. Nice dinner. You want to look good.
Here are some solid options:
1. Grey suit ensemble as mentioned above.
2. Everything the same except a navy suit.
3. Everything the same except navy sport coat and grey dress slacks.
Either way ditch the navy shirt/tie and black pants.