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I think you will be fine!
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I have a business formal evening event coming up, and I am not sure what to wear. Most on this board seem to recommend a navy suit for evening, and black shoes for evening. However, there is also a contingent that recommends against a navy suit with black shoes. What is the ideal configuration here?

Regarding a tie, I suppose it should be shiny. I was thinking burgundy, but I could also do black or navy grenadine. Any suggestions?
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Looking for versatile trousers. Wanted to get different shades of gray, beige, and some others that go well with almost all outfits. Hugo boss sharp fit me well, but I am having trouble deciding which colors to get from nordstrom sale. Which colors from the following would be ideal/versatile?

 

Solid trousers will be much more versatile than anything patterned.

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I have a business formal evening event coming up, and I am not sure what to wear. Most on this board seem to recommend a navy suit for evening, and black shoes for evening. However, there is also a contingent that recommends against a navy suit with black shoes. What is the ideal configuration here?

Regarding a tie, I suppose it should be shiny. I was thinking burgundy, but I could also do black or navy grenadine. Any suggestions?

Black shoes are 100% fine with a navy suit.

I would go solid navy suit, solid white shirt, black/white tie, and black shoes. Youll be better dressed than anyone there.
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When is the best time to stock up on Extra slim fit BB dress shirts for the lowest or close to the lowest price possible? Just looking for some staple items  - white and blue dress shirts. I heard there's a deal on the 17th in regards to dress shirts. What's the best way to claim my size before it runs out? I'm a 14.5/32. Go to the store or wait for the deal to go live on 6/17? 

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MSulinski,

 

Black shoes are more formal, and it's a relatively formal event, so go for it.  To be clear, there used to be a "rule" that brown shoes were unsuitable for business and suits, which was officially terminated about fifteen years ago.  But black is still more formal and therefore safer than brown, and with brown, the lighter you go the less formal you get.

 

So, blue suit, black shoes it is.  What colour shirt?  White is OK, light blue is nicer.  And I'd go with the burgundy tie - perfect.  Add a white pocket square too.

post #22237 of 33081
Thanks for the advice.

As for brown shoes, I have no problem with them for business, as I usually wear brown to work. My main objection is that they aren't appropriate for evening.

I almost always wear blue shirts, but I was thinking white since it is evening.

I do own a PoW check tie, though it is not black but navy. It is very dark though, so it looks black.
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Most on this board seem to recommend a navy suit for evening, and black shoes for evening.
I suspect just as many recommend a grey suit, as recommend a navy suit.

But yes, light colored shoes are mostly for daytime. Not nighttime. Same way that light colored suits are mostly for daytime, not nighttime.
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However, there is also a contingent that recommends against a navy suit with black shoes. What is the ideal configuration here?
Those who maintain that one should never wear black shoes with a navy suit, are every bit as foolish as those who maintain that black shoes are mandatory with a navy suit.

However, if you really don't want to wear a navy suit and black shoes at night, go ahead and wear a grey suit and black shoes, instead. Problem solved.
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Regarding a tie, I suppose it should be shiny.
That's a perfectly reasonable choice, but it's not the only choice.
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I was thinking burgundy, but I could also do black or navy grenadine. Any suggestions?
I'd prefer burgundy or navy, to black, although a black tie with a navy suit isn't necessarily an awful choice. And a grenadine is fine, although (again) it's just one possibility and certainly not the only possibility.
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I almost always wear blue shirts, but I was thinking white since it is evening.
If you wear a navy suit, and a blue shirt, I'd recommend avoiding the navy tie. Because that's a whole lotta blue you'd have going for you.

In fact, if you wear the navy suit, wear the white (or, better still in my opinion, ecru) shirt. Personally, I'm not wild about navy suits worn with blue shirts, but if the blue is very pale (which it should be, in a dress shirt) it can look okay. I just don't think it's the best possible choice with a navy suit, most of the time.
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I do own a PoW check tie, though it is not black but navy. It is very dark though, so it looks black.
Whether it seems black or not, it's probably a perfectly reasonable choice.
post #22240 of 33081
Thanks for all of the responses so far. I think I am set in the white shirt. I am approaching this like I would as a guest at a wedding.

Here are the 2 ties I am leaning towards:



Does anyone think the Shepherds check is too large in scale?
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Does anyone think the Shepherds check is too large in scale?
I do.
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Solid trousers will be much more versatile than anything patterned.

I know, but the "sharp" fit me well and I am trying to figure out which of these patterns is most versatile....
post #22243 of 33081

MS - lean back towards the burgundy!

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How often do RTW suitmakers like Kiton, Brioni, Oxxford etc. release a collection? Do they have more than A/W and S/S collections?

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Hi,

I recently removed a stitched on path/crest from the chest pocket of my blazer. Now there's small indentations, and a few slightly larger holes where the stitches were.

Fabric is navy hopsack wool

What can I do to fix this?

Please see picture below:

Thanks.


Edited by rdstour - 6/15/13 at 2:50pm
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