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Originally Posted by JayLefler View Post
 

Unfortunately, I don't have much style at all to speak of... so I need the help of the forum members to help me here with my choices.

 

I have a navy sports coat and a charcoal sports coat and want to know if they would go with the following shirt/pant/shoe combinations.

 

Also, should I wear black shoes instead?

 

Thanks!

 

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Charcoal and green shirt will look sharp.  The darkest pants might look like you're trying to fake a suit - depends how dark your charcoal jacket is.  Green and navy, I'm not sure; depends really on where you're wearing it.  They can look good together, but I probably wouldn't wear it to the office; it's a pretty summery, casual combination, in my opinion.  All of the pants would look with the navy sport coat - put on a white shirt, grey pants, and a navy sport coat, and you can't go wrong.  You won't win a contest for originality, but you'll look sharp and classic.  The brown brogues are great with a sport coat and nice pants.

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Green shirt (preferably gingham) navy blazer, and khakis are one of my favorite combinations, but by no means office wear. Bonus points for yellow tie with sailboats, tennis racquets, or some such.

J
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Green shirt (preferably gingham) navy blazer, and khakis are one of my favorite combinations, but by no means office wear. Bonus points for yellow tie with sailboats, tennis racquets, or some such.

J


Depends on the office. I wear stuff like that every day. I've even worn orange pants.


It comes down to how formal the place is. Mine tends to be formal at times and informal at others. Kinda hard to explain but it works pretty well and if something I wear doesn't work at all, I can always change into scrubs for the day.

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Can a tailor do anything about overly puffy sleeves? I bought a BB sport shirt sight unseen and the sleeves are massive in the bicep area.. 

Yes. Slimming the sleeves is the same process as slimming the torso. In fact, it's one motion. The short is turned inside out and the tailor throws a new seam in taking in as much as desired. It's no more expensive to slim the torso and sleeves than it is to slim the torso alone.
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Originally Posted by JayLefler View Post

Unfortunately, I don't have much style at all to speak of... so I need the help of the forum members to help me here with my choices.

As a self-confessed style less noob, don't wear green shirts. Wear shirts that are solid white, solid light blue, or shirts that have fine blue stripes of fine light brown stripes. You can't go wrong with those.
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As a self-confessed style less noob, don't wear green shirts. Wear shirts that are solid white, solid light blue, or shirts that have fine blue stripes of fine light brown stripes. You can't go wrong with those.

 

Nah man. You gotta start somewhere. If you don't start experimenting with what works for you (if you're into that!) then you'll be wearing those shirts for life. Ain't nothin' wrong with that, but one could have so much more fun!

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What's a reasonable price for having someone put a topy on your shoes? What if you bring the topy?

 

Is there a good source for half soles online? Thinking of having a pair of boots switched over to rubber half soles and making them the winter boots.

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Just possibly not within the lofted realm of classic menswear.

 

However, I'm assuming the OP already owns that green shirt, in which case, fine.  But keep it for a more casual look.  It's not really right with the grey flannels: keep the shoes with it, because the colour contrast is very pleasant, but look to khakis/chinos and it will be a nice gentlemanly laid-back "off duty" look.

 

When it comes to proper work-wear though, Veremund speaks truth: nothing is better than a light blue shirt with a spread collar under a navy or charcoal suit.  White under navy is also perfect business dress.  Varying stripes, pale pink, and yes even light green, are workable.  But take a lot of consideration, and are essentially unnecessary.

 

If you want to be bold, wear red socks.  But never wear a bright shirt with a suit, unless you're in a rap video.

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Originally Posted by JayLefler View Post
 

Unfortunately, I don't have much style at all to speak of... so I need the help of the forum members to help me here with my choices.

 

I have a navy sports coat and a charcoal sports coat and want to know if they would go with the following shirt/pant/shoe combinations.

 

Also, should I wear black shoes instead?

 

Thanks!

 

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Hey Jay, I think the tone of green looks quite vibrant ...almost Kelly or Emerald, and that's a tricky wear for a plain shirt . That said bright green is in fashion this Autumn so its just how to wear it . I would say part of an " informalist" or "posh-casual" look would be fine , certainly not for most work environments. Much easier would be a bottle green or olive or army/khaki green as that can be a great weekend shirt for Autumn.  I bought the shirt below online the other week on SALE @ £20 GBP which was a bit of an impulse buy as I wouldn't normally choose this colour, but I've actually found it versatile with chinos, cords & grey flannels , and it feels right at this time of year.  The contrast facings are a nice touch too & comes with 2 sets collar bones which is great as I always lose those guys . 

 

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Originally Posted by ridethecliche View Post

Nah man. You gotta start somewhere. If you don't start experimenting with what works for you (if you're into that!...

That shirt looks terrible. Really awful. Don't wear it. Or, do your own experimenting as you suggest, in which case you needn't bother asking for advice.
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Originally Posted by Veremund View Post


As a self-confessed style less noob, don't wear green shirts. Wear shirts that are solid white, solid light blue, or shirts that have fine blue stripes of fine light brown stripes. You can't go wrong with those.

 

I agree to a point..White can also be a great pleasure especially a sensational white shirt made with David & John Anderson in 2/300's poplin that costs an absolute fortune but the experience is incomparable ....but some days you don't want to wrap yourself in such luxury and sophistication and I just have to choose my Turnbull & Asser's ...for that unmistakeable Jermyn Street feeling . . colourful eccentrically English stripes and checks as worn by HRH The Prince Of Wales every day, so I am led to believe .     Personally I would never wear light brown stripes.  
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But would you wear that bright turquoise green thing above?
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Originally Posted by Veremund View Post

But would you wear that bright turquoise green thing above?

I would. I wear orange and red shirts too.

I guess it might be a skin tone thing. I'm brown so I look pretty awful wearing a white shirt in the winter since it makes me look sick. Blue oxfords are fine. I personally like houndstooth shirts as well as striped blue/white oxfords or check patterns as well.
 
I work in a hospital, not as a banker on wall street, so my dress can be business casual. I get away with wearing half sleeve 'oxford' shirts etc all the time because I look put together and dress them up with my shoe choices. At the same time, I can also wear scrubs at work so it's different than most people. The doctors I work with are usually in a suit or slack/blazer combo and I often wear a blazer to work, even though I don't have to at all.
 
The point is that you have to figure out what works for you by trying different things. That green shirt would look great with khakis, rust pants, black pants, or even a darker gray. You just have to even it out. If you're wearing that with salmon pants, you'll look ridiculous (which at times I do on purpose). If you're scared to try something and have it not work, you'll never find what works for you.

As for me, I realized that you have to dress according to your skin tone, so what might work for someone who is white might not look as good on someone who is brown or black. I realized this when I started dressing for work when things would just look a little off if I was copying what I saw white 'models' wearing in menswear catalogs etc. Sure you can get by doing the super traditional thing. It works and looks great. However, if you're trying to develop your own sense of style, then why not try something else?

YMMV
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Originally Posted by Veremund View Post

But would you wear that bright turquoise green thing above?

 

Verumund. Honestly speaking. No I absolutely wouldn't , an all over plain "bright turquoise green" is indeed a very tricky wear.
However last week I was on the Tube and a guy got on wearing an expensive looking pair of pea-green suede full brogues with tan leather soles , with an otherwise well co-ordinated dark jacket, shirt, narrow grenadine tie , flannel trousers and horn-rimmed spectacles  Now those green brogues are something I would never ever consider either but I found myself strangely fascinated all the way from Marylebone to Piccadilly Circus ....  Of course nobody on the Tube speaks or catches the eye of anyone else, but staring at the floor or feet in general is perfectly acceptable.  It made me think why is this one guy wearing these shoes when everyone else is wearing uniformly black Oxfords ?       
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Hello! 


At the end of the day, what cut is the more versatile pant? The Express Producer or Photographer?

Thanks!

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