I'm attending my sister's wedding next month in New York City. I bought this jacket to wear to it, but I'm at a loss as to what color pants I should pair with it. Any suggestions? The jacket is sort of a charcoal plaid with bits of green and blue in it.
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I was thinking maybe charcoal pants, but maybe navy or black would be better?
Whenever you put on an odd jacket, you want the pants to contrast the jacket enough that the two do not look like the person tried to make a suit out of two odd pieces. So light or, better yet, a medium (mid) grey would be a better option. (http://putthison.com/tagged/Color)
I am a little confused as to your question in the greater context. If you are going to a wedding, wouldn't more formal attire be in order like say a suit, perhaps navy blue or charcoal, especially since you are the brother of the bride? And if the wedding is in NYC, I would be surprised if suits wouldn't be the norm (most weddings that take place in Manhattan, and I have been to a few, actually require black tie). Can I take a stab and assume that this wedding is taking place in Brooklyn? Even if the wedding is taking place in that mecca of hipsterism, I still think a suit is the best option. But when in doubt take your cues from the groom and groomsmen. If they are in suits, where a suit. If they are wearing odd jackets, i still would wear a suit, but an odd jacket would not look out of place.