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Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by Master-Classter, Sep 28, 2008.

  1. patrickBOOTH

    patrickBOOTH Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    Yes, while technically the rule is that loafers should not be worn with suits it is so commonplace today that it is deemed as appropriate. Nobody would question it.
     


  2. dah328

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    A brown sport coat is actually one of the more versatile sport coats out there. The combination you mention is probably the most common and classic combination, but it should work with a variety of shades of gray trousers. Navy odd trousers are not the most classic choice of color for an odd trouser, but should you choose to wear them, they would also work with a brown jacket. You might be able to pair darker brown and olive trousers with it as well. Light blue shirts are always a good choice. Ties with navy, dark green, maroon, and orange bases would all work depending on the color of the trousers.
     


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    dah328 Senior member

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    The color of the second suit makes it a better choice since there is a precedent for odd jackets in solid blues. There is really no such precedent for odd jackets in solid gray.
     


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    How commonplace it is varies widely by location (within the US, I mean - I get that other countries have their own customs). But certainly in the northeast corridor (Boston, NYC, Philadelphia, Baltimore/DC), it's well accepted. Indeed, nice loafers with a suit is practically the standard uniform amongst certain segments of the legal community.

    A lot depends on the loafers, though. Just because some loafers are acceptable, doesn't mean that all loafers are acceptable.
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    A friend of mine is going to a semi-formal event. So far he has a dark-ish navy suit and some dark brown shoes (I personally do not agree with dark brown shoes, I would prefer black, but, well.) He is planning to wear a bow tie and I have no clue what kind of bow tie he could pull off without looking to cheesy or just silly. A black one I just cannot see working because of the shoes first and foremost. Should I just tell him he is better off going with a tie as that is a lot easier to do or do you guys have any experience with bow ties with navy suits`?
     


  6. patrickBOOTH

    patrickBOOTH Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    You can pretty much wear any color tie with a navy blazer.
     


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    There's no reason a bow-tie couldn't look perfectly good, though if he doesn't have the ability to choose which one himself then he probably shouldn't be wearing one to begin with.
     


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    You won't find much love for black suits on SF, or even black shoes for that matter (Mr. patrickBOOTH being an exception). Blue suit and brown shoes should look just fine, although not sure what to say about the bow tie. I always like the idea of an approachable bow tie option, but unless you can pull it off like this guy, might have to pass:

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    makewayhomer Senior member

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    ok, or go with a solid blue shirt?

    that's a navy blazer, this is for a party

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    patrickBOOTH Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    Well, for a party I would go with a white shirt. I am not a fan of pink ties to begin with so I am not feeling the pink one in the photo.
     


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    +1 :lol:


    this looks like Depp's Willy Wonka if he'd gotten dressed at Etro... I'd love this if the blue were slightly darker...
     


  13. JubeiSpiegel

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    Ask and you shall receive... :D

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    ^ haha... nice job! It's pretty cool now... just the thing I need for my hallucinatory, drug-addled NYE party!
     


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    Comments on how the colors match?

    White and purple checked shirt

    Grey v-neck sweater

    Beige/Khaki chinos

    Black/Dark Grey Sperry Chukkas or Clark's DBs Beeswax
     


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