Advice: Velvet Blazer Outfit

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  1. doriangray87

    doriangray87 Member

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    Hi, I'm trying to put together an outfit for a christmas dinner party.


    I have a the below Velvet navy blazer and I have decided to pair it with this shirt:




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    Firstly the collar has a black rim, so - Do you think this works with the blue?

    Secondly I plan to replace the visible top button on the shirt with this small gold and navy (not black) button (I got the idea from a Versace shirt I saw of almost similar design but they didn't have my size) :


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    I also have 2 large versions of this button that I could put on the blazer to match, but my thoughts right now is that doing that would be too much. Better just the nice touch of a single small button on the shirt, thoughts?

    To match bottom half:

    Option 1 (my initial thought) : Dark navy tapered suit pants and Dark Brown shiny Mezlan shoes (They're actually a lot darker, the flash lightened them in this photo):

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    Option 2: Black tapered suit pants and long black Sergio Rossi brogues.

    Option 3 (just a random thought): White pants but they're more like chino's than suit pants. I have the above brown shoes or some light tan toe-cap Allen Edmonds to match.

    Also any suggestions for what my pocket square could be like, other than white (and obviously not navy)?

    Thanks guys,

    I'm having a lot of fun putting this together :)
     
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  2. aalewis

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    As far as pocket square goes I think you're safe to try something with a bit of colour and pattern, maybe gold/ burnt orange?

    One thing that is important, do you have matching belts for your shoes? Also I think gold buckle would be preferable to match your custom button.
     


  3. plei89

    plei89 Senior member

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    What's with the ugly laces on those shoes? :uhoh:
     


  4. doriangray87

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    I actually like the laces on the shoes, I like the leather ends. Each to his own I guess. Thoughts on the outfit, and which bottoms to opt for
     
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    Quadcammer Senior member

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    just start over dude, I can't even comment seriously here.
     


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    Your choice isn't traditional, and your accessorizing will stand out ... but I doubt you'll be shown the door.

    Oh ... I don't suggest the 'white' chinos this time of year ... nor the navy pants given that the coat is a deep blue. The black trousers might work with the touch of black in the collar.

    BTW, you should not take random confessions ... I don't care how much you or they have had to drink.
     
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  8. doriangray87

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    Thanks, I'll avoid the white pants. The navy pants are actually darker than the blazer. Good point with the black pants, I might go with them.

    Evidently a few of you dislike the shirt, maybe it brings back bad memories from your childhood? I have other plain white shirts with a traditional collar, or can you suggest some other look I may be able to wear with the blazer.

    Here's me trying it out with a dark red velvety bow tie and traditional plain white shirt, which is a safer option (Sorry for poor picture quality I was rushing. No decision on pocket square yet, this is the same exact blazer but a smaller size than I have since thats all they had in the store to test out with).


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    Quote: I'd prefer you to tear it apart and state why so I don't make the same mistakes twice.
     
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    If you end up wearing a tie then perhaps you can have your pocket square compliment the color/s in the tie.

    I have no issue with the brown shoes ... but black shoes (I rarely wear myself) wouldn't be bad with that look you are putting together. After all, that's not really a navy blazer.

    If the blue trousers are even close to the color of the coat ... avoid them. You don't want it too look like a suit that missed.

    Do you have any charcoal grey trousers?
     
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  10. GusW

    GusW Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    How about charcoal gray flannels, French cuff collared shirt, velvet house slippers and a silk paisley ascot (or the bow tie). For a house party that should be elegant and festive.


    RSS, good to see you back! :)
     


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    Thanks. I can get charcoal grey trousers yes, I take it your suggesting grey trousers and brown shoes over wearing black pants with brown shoes?
     


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    Thanks Pocketsquareguy ... and good advice. I like the idea of velvet house slippers. I was about to suggest the paisley ... either in the tie or the pocket square. I think it works better in the tie ... perhaps a madder cloth ... then pick a pocket square with a color or colors that match/compliment (but NO matchy-match).

    And the flannels are exactly what I was thinking.

    And Doriangrey87, I prefer the white shirt with collar which allows for a bow tie. It's looking better.
     
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  13. doriangray87

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    Nice, I like the sounds of it. OK so I'll be looking to pick up some charcoal flannel trousers to go with this, it seems like it will complement the blazer and brown shoes nicely, slippers are a nice idea but will save them for another time :)

    I will keep paisley in mind for the pocket square or bow tie/tie. I actually tried it on with an Etro paisley shirt but it seemed a bit much.
     


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    Maybe you can try wearing your velvet blazer with an open collared white shirt, then simply add a casual cravat or scarf . Flannel trousers are good too or with your regular dark wash jeans.
     


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    Yes, charcoal trousers with the brown shoes. Although if you opt for the velvet slippers ... you could go black ... or black and blue (Eton slippers).
     
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