Charcoal worn casually - black or brown?

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  1. misterbowles

    misterbowles Senior member

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    Hi. Another sartorial question needing a quick response...

    What's best with a charcoal suit worn in a casual setting (probably tie-less), black or brown/burgundy shoes? My guess is black; now that I think about, maybe that's the only answer?

    Quick replies would be great.

    Thanks,
    John
     
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    LA Guy Opposite Santa Staff Member Admin Moderator

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    If it's an evening thing, black. Brown is great for the day time, but is sort of business-y. And try a sleek black pair that won't be mistaken for business wear. Sorry guys, that means Prada Spazzos, not Vass U-lasts. Ditch the tie unless you want to make an impression with a matte textured skinny tie (no patterns - that's a daytime, businesswear thing), and make sure you have a shirt that stands on its own. And ideally, the suit should be slimmer and cut more like an evening suit than a daytime business suit as well.

    Also helps if you have Brad Pitt's physique.
     
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    It's a non-vented charcoal 3-button I got thrifting; there is a Lord&Taylor tag inside, but no actual manufacturer info. Sized 42R by the tag, but it's been tailored, and fits in exactly the slim way you suggest, as I am usually a 46R. A hot suit, really.

    Burberry french-cuffed shirt w/red/maroon stripes and some antique cufflinks to add a little flair.

    Black plain-toe AEs. Slick.

    Thanks for the advice, LA.

    - jpb
     

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