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Gray suit - shirt, tie and shoes

gomes

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Gentlemen,

Hate to ask this kind of question yet another time, but in the similar threads I found the suits were usually a different shade, pinstriped or plaid and the folks wearing it had quite a different skin tone from mine, so here I am.

Anyway, I've got a wedding coming up next week, and I've been so caught up in my uni work I neglected to think what to wear. Actually, I think I should have got the suit fitted too, but that's another problem. Moving on - I'll come clean - I'm pretty much lost regarding what to pair the suit with.

I'd like to go with brown shoes. Not too sure on the tone, though. Maybe cognac? Or a tad darker (the colours in the photos are moderately accurate, so feel free to make any suggestions). I do have one problem, though - it's been next to impossible to spot some oxfords where I live (the old continent). I don't know why, really. I suppose my budget should be the equivalent to $150, although I seriously doubt I'll be able to find any specific models you suggest. They would be great as pointers, though.

Now, the shirt + tie. I've read about lavender and navy being a nice combo (shirt / tie). I've also heard white shirt and maroon tie. And light blue and purple too. Personally, I'm quite fond of cold purples (and, oddly, I've been seeing a lot of it lately), but don't let that weight too much on any suggestion. Oh, some examples would be lovely!

And I believe this is all. Thank you for taking the time to reply.


 

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General rule: Blue with grey, Grey with blue; so go out and get a blue tie. If you prefer purple, go for that. Purple is not my thing, but that's me. I think the white shirt in the photo is just fine, but a blue stripe or check would be a nice change of pace. Try pink if you are feeling adventurous. On shoes, I would really have to see it. I (and I know I am in the minority on this forum) prefer black with most greys, especially light grey. On tailoring, I do think the suit needs some, but it is not a disaster.
 

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^ agreed in general. I generally wear a light grey like yours with black shoes and belt. I think the white shirt is most formal, whereas anything beyond a crisp plain blue, pink, purple, etc and a venture into checks or stripes could become to casual... As for tie color, personally I would wear a darker shade tie with that white shirt and light suit, otherwise it all becomes washed out. Think about navy, maroon, dark green (maybe with brown shoes/belt), or even just black tie with white/black pocket square if you're feeling funky.
 

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What kind of suit is that? Where did you get it? I needed a gray suit in a hurry and could only find pinstriped...

Thanks.

jag
 

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A black or dark blue tie would work well with a suit like that and a crisp white or lightly striped shirt.
 

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Im in the same sitiuation as you


i got a grey blazer, n trousurs, n the grey waistcoat, but shirt and tie i just dont no
 

gomes

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Originally Posted by porcelain monkey
General rule: Blue with grey, Grey with blue; so go out and get a blue tie. If you prefer purple, go for that. Purple is not my thing, but that's me. I think the white shirt in the photo is just fine, but a blue stripe or check would be a nice change of pace. Try pink if you are feeling adventurous. On shoes, I would really have to see it. I (and I know I am in the minority on this forum) prefer black with most greys, especially light grey. On tailoring, I do think the suit needs some, but it is not a disaster.

Originally Posted by Master-Classter
^ agreed in general. I generally wear a light grey like yours with black shoes and belt. I think the white shirt is most formal, whereas anything beyond a crisp plain blue, pink, purple, etc and a venture into checks or stripes could become to casual... As for tie color, personally I would wear a darker shade tie with that white shirt and light suit, otherwise it all becomes washed out. Think about navy, maroon, dark green (maybe with brown shoes/belt), or even just black tie with white/black pocket square if you're feeling funky.

Originally Posted by dopamine
A black or dark blue tie would work well with a suit like that and a crisp white or lightly striped shirt.
Haha I wasn't expecting to find one (let alone two!) defenders of black shoes in this thread. I'll end up following your advice, though - spotted some very nice black oxfords today


As for the shirt + tie combo, your guidance is sound too. I'll look for the navy tie and a nicer shirt tomorrow.

Lastly, socks and (a funky) pocket square. I've got a pretty good idea what to get sock-wise, so no issue there. The pocket square is another issue. That's uncharted waters, as far as am concerned.

Oh, and thanks!

Originally Posted by jagmqt
What kind of suit is that? Where did you get it? I needed a gray suit in a hurry and could only find pinstriped...

Thanks.

jag

It's from Decenio - an Italian (yeah right) brand produced in Portugal. They're quite nice, actually, although they're not the cheapest.
 

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