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Advice complete this outfit?

aalewis

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I'm looking on advice to complete this outfit (ignore the shirt) I have the pants and shoes. It's for a evening christmas party.



Option 1:
Matching red velvet blazer
Black shirt
black velvet bow tie

Option 2:
Black velvet jacket
White tux style shirt/plain white shirt
Black velvet bow tie

Or your suggestions.

Thanks, much appreciated.
 
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Whatever you do, don't wear a black shirt. White shirt is the only option with a formal outfit. And it always looks better.
 

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Are you the turn?

You will look a fool and be thought a fool but it is Christmas. Burn the shoes quickly.
 

FlyingMonkey

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Are you the turn?

You will look a fool and be thought a fool but it is Christmas. Burn the shoes quickly.

GBR, do you ever say anything constructive or helpful? As you say, it's Christmas. People like to have fun. Most people are not going to be sneering at other people's shoes. And if he has friends like him, it is unlikely that they will share your particular social or sartorial norms. However, within the options he has set out, we can still enable him to fit in, have fun and look like he has made an effort. Or at the least, you can say the things you want to say without the condescension.
 

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I will try to be the first helpful answer. : get some pants that are the correct length, those ankle-freezers look ridiculous.(sorry, even if others wear them, they look just as bad.)
or get them fixed which can be done by people in an hour or less. if you want to wear them as-is, wear some nice ankle high boots.
of the two choices, the red velvet! FTW!!!!!!
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white shirt, black textured bow tie.

it's a party not a funeral. good luck.
 

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Dorothy called. She wants her footwear back.
 

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Whatever you do, don't wear a black shirt. White shirt is the only option with a formal outfit. And it always looks better.

I will try to be the first helpful answer. : get some pants that are the correct length, those ankle-freezers look ridiculous.(sorry, even if others wear them, they look just as bad.)
or get them fixed which can be done by people in an hour or less. if you want to wear them as-is, wear some nice ankle high boots.
of the two choices, the red velvet! FTW!!!!!!
icon_gu_b_slayer[1].gif
white shirt, black textured bow tie.

it's a party not a funeral. good luck.

I felt the same about the pant length, although my tailor was insisting that this was the correct "look" for dress slippers. My pants are however receiving further adjustments right now I'm tempted to bring them down slightly too.

The matching red velvet blazer is $3000, Giorgio Armani. I'm not going to pay that much so unless I find a cheaper alternative I might have to settle on black to avoid risking any clashing between the shoes and a non-matching red blazer.
 

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