I will be starting a new job in Japan soon and need advice about what clothing to bring with me. As some of you may know, Japan is a pretty conservative society so men are required to wear suits and ties at work. Moreover, the color combinations and styles allowed are conservative as well. This example PDF will give you an idea of what I mean:
In addition to those conservative standards, I'm only bringing 2 suitcases with me...anymore than that will cost a lot and be really hard to transport.
Therefore, I'm trying to be as efficient as possible with the clothing that I bring. For example, I can wear a white dress shirt with any suit color combination, which is great.
Unfortunately, my sense of style is almost nonexistent. I'm trying to pair coats with different color pants, but I have no idea what color combinations look good.
Let's say I buy a navy sport coat. What color dress pants could I wear with that? I know khaki would be an option, but what about grey pants or black pants?
The same goes for a light or dark grey coat. I have no idea what color pants I could wear with that...
For what it's worth, right now I have the following:
- A medium grey suit (pants and coat) and
- A black suit (pants and coat) with a slight checkered design
- Plain black pants
- Olive pants
- Off white pants (the shade of these are hard to describe. They aren't bright white, more like a dull white. I don't know if "eggshell white" would be correct because they don't have a beige tint to them)
- Tan pants (medium shade, not really dark or really light)
I don't think I could wear the black coat with anything else because of the checkered design, but that's OK.
I'm hoping to buy a light tan suit, a navy sport coat, and a light grey suit or sport coat.
Any advice is greatly appreciated! Thank you!
Edited by tcatsninfan - 1/4/16 at 10:36pm