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Odd waistcoat and charcoal suit

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by cdumas10, Nov 16, 2009.

  1. cdumas10

    cdumas10 Member

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    I'd love to love suggestions on a waistcoat colour for a dark charcoal suit.
     
  2. gopherblue

    gopherblue Well-Known Member

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    Dove grey. That was my choice, but then again, I was the groom.
     
  3. cdumas10

    cdumas10 Member

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    Would you happen to have a picture of this combination?
    I was thinking black, but now you have me curious.
     
  4. Will

    Will Well-Known Member

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    Dove gray, cream and buff are the automatics.
     
  5. Dburr

    Dburr Well-Known Member

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    Dove gray or camel - never, ever black.
     
  6. MyOtherLife

    MyOtherLife Well-Known Member

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    Charcoal Grey suit
    Burgundy with paisley (or some other pattern/texture) waistcoat
    White (or cream) shirt
    Dark green/ torquoise or blue muted tie
    Whiskey or light brown shoes
    ..and a nice fedora.
    It's somewhat costume, but the colors will work.
    For better or worse, I get stares & smiles with this combo.
     
  7. ferguscan

    ferguscan Well-Known Member

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    A charcoal suit is a blank canvas. Almost any lighter coloured waistcoat (including checks and other patterns) will look OK.

    EDIT: if your waistcoat is fancy, your tie and shirt should be plain.

    Stuart
     
  8. ManofKent

    ManofKent Well-Known Member

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    More of Blue/Grey than charcoal, but a couple I tried recently:

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  9. Octavio Interrupted

    Octavio Interrupted Well-Known Member

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    Dove gray or camel - never, ever black.

    Nothing can ever be black! Nothing! Ever!!
     
  10. JayJay

    JayJay Well-Known Member

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    Light gray looks nice with charcoal.
     
  11. AlanC

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    Nothing can ever be black! Nothing! Ever!!

    Ties, shoes and belts. Formal wear.
     
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    Ties, shoes and belts. Formal wear.
    That's blasphemy! I'm telling Manton! Seriously though, you can pair a grey suit with a black vest, IF the right shirt / tie combination completes the look, if not it can easily backfire.
     
  13. AlanC

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    That's blasphemy! I'm telling Manton!

    I know you're joking, but...

    If I could have only one tie, it would be B&W shepherd's check. If two, the second would be black grenadine.
     
  14. imageWIS

    imageWIS Well-Known Member

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    I know you're joking, but...

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