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post #27661 of 33197
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Originally Posted by All Tatters View Post

You can be perfectly content with a dark shade of brown. However, you will still feel the need for black shoes soon enough, but you could schedule the investment in a good (non-cheap) pair to happen after a couple of paychecks.

Exactly. Dark brown now. Black later when you can.
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I am unfortunately required to wear a tie without a jacket for my job; what combinations of fabric/color/pattern (for everything - tie, trousers, shirt)  would help this get-up look least foolish?

post #27663 of 33197
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I am unfortunately required to wear a tie without a jacket for my job; what combinations of fabric/color/pattern (for everything - tie, trousers, shirt)  would help this get-up look least foolish?

What kind of job is it? Black jacket could be okay if you're a club doorman or something along those lines.
post #27664 of 33197
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Originally Posted by Veremund View Post


Exactly. Dark brown now. Black later when you can.

 

Dark brown over black even if pants selection will probably feature a lot of charcoals and greys?

post #27665 of 33197
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Originally Posted by Art0Vandelay View Post
 

 

Dark brown over black even if pants selection will probably feature a lot of charcoals and greys?

Taking into account that you are eyeing black brogues I would rather advise you to buy dark brown brogues (or any other formal style in dark brown) now and more formal black oxfords (plain cap toe or plain toe) later. Those most formal shoes are really correct in any occasion (except with a tuxedo or morning coat) and could be a staple piece in your shoe wardrobe for years to come.

post #27666 of 33197
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What kind of job is it? Black jacket could be okay if you're a club doorman or something along those lines.

I'm a student doing part time clerical work at a library - dress code is "dark jeans or khakis with a shirt and tie." Without a jacket, this is inappropriate to me, but I'd still like to look as decent as I possibly can, within the dress code limits - worsted trousers might be okay, but I'm doing a bit of kneeling/bending/lifting and I think some type of cotton trouser would prove more durable over time.

 

Specifically, would you prefer certain fabrics, colors, or patterns in order to add something positive to the outfit in the absence of a jacket, or do you just pretend you're wearing a jacket and follow the usual business casual rules?

post #27667 of 33197
Light cotton unstructured jackets?
post #27668 of 33197
I can't imagine a jacket wouldn't be perfectly acceptable under those rules, same with a sweater. And just wear khakis. No need to go for wool, khakis are perfectly good pants.
post #27669 of 33197

This suit is on sale at J Crew, it's a ludlow Glen Plaid wool/polyamide blend. I really love the suit but am curious if this is suitable for an office setting and if it's purely a winter style. My wife says winter but I can see it in the summer as well with a light blue shirt.

 

It's noted as black and khaki with a blue overcheck. Let me know your thoughts!

post #27670 of 33197
Quick questions:

1. This shirt more or less fits right, yeah? Like I should buy more of this brand/cut?



2. Whoah, what is going on here.



Ignoring the shirt, are these different patterns?? When I got the jacket (light brown zig-zagy) and pants (very fine blue checkerboard) I just assumed they were solids. But on closer inspection they're not. What is this??
post #27671 of 33197
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Originally Posted by Art0Vandelay View Post

Dark brown over black even if pants selection will probably feature a lot of charcoals and greys?

Yes.
post #27672 of 33197

Would navy wingtips be superfluous in a wardrobe that already has navy suede strands?


I'm wondering if it would ever be advisable to wear the wingtips where it's unacceptable to wear the suede shoes.

 

Thanks in advance!

 

 

Wingtips

 

Strands: Mine don't have the horween soles. This image taken from a different forum member.

 

post #27673 of 33197

There is always room for more shoes.  And unlike your suede numbers that are only really suitable for jeans/chinos, your shiny navy brogues could look spectacular with a grey suit - or chinos and a blazer.

post #27674 of 33197
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There is always room for more shoes.  And unlike your suede numbers that are only really suitable for jeans/chinos, your shiny navy brogues could look spectacular with a grey suit - or chinos and a blazer.

Thanks mimo!

I think the suede works pretty well with khakis and chinos and I've worn it with more casual scs.

Sounds like the wingtips are much more formal though. Now to decide if they're worth picking up before I own a pair of brown or burgundy wingtips! I have brown wingtip boots and black longwings but I think burgundy would fill a void. Maybe I'm typical sf fashion, I'll get both!
post #27675 of 33197

You know "both" is the correct answer.  And if you're picking up used or seconds, there's also the value of opportunity with something you really like.  You don't see navy brogues every day...

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