Hello everyone, first post here. This forum was the first one that always came up in search so I decided to join and post my question. I recently started a new job where suit and tie is required daily. I'm all squared away there. My dilemma is an awards ceremony this Friday. The attire is "evening casual" I want to go with a nice blazer and pants we wear a tie everyday so for this particular occasion I definitely want to go without the tie. Here is what I have in mind:
Gray knit blazer with navy pants I would love to go brown shoes and belt but not sure if the black buttons on the blazer allow for it? Also what color shirt should I go with underneath that will complement the polka dot pocket square? If I can go brown shoes, I plan to wear these Cole Haan wingtip lunargrand's in woodbury with a matching belt.
Need some serious feedback on this. I guess my main question is: Should I play it safe with black shoes and belt. Or are these Cole Haans ok with a matching belt.