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Light Grey suit with sweater vest

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by RichieP85, Sep 27, 2012.

  1. RichieP85

    RichieP85 New Member

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    I recently bought a light grey 2 piece suit for a wedding and Im thinking about getting a sweater vest to wear with it. Im not sure if this is ok or if it will really look good. Im just kinda trying to get a general idea of what people think. When it comes to the shirt and tie im pretty open to whatever colors and combo people think would look good. I was thinking of a white shirt with a black tie, light purple shirt with a purple silver tie or a light blue shirt with a silver tie. If I went with one of these combos which color vest should I get? Should I go plain or with a pattern? Any help would be great
     


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    RichieP85 New Member

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    This is very similar to the color suit i have
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  3. VinnyMac

    VinnyMac Senior member

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    Are you getting married or are you just attending? If you're getting married, then don't wear a sweater vest....

    Solid black would work, but take a look at argyle patterns....Grey and black argyle sweater, white shirt, mainly grey tie.
     


  4. RichieP85

    RichieP85 New Member

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    No I'm not getting married just attending. Should I go with a button up or just pull over
     


  5. mason

    mason Well-Known Member

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    If you're wearing that kind of suit, then that's fine. Asweater vest, not too crazy about it for a wedding.
     


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    I am pretty confident that a sweater vest significantly darker than your suit will not look very good, just like a shirt significantly darker than your suit would not look very good.

    What makes this hard is that your suit is a pretty light gray. If you have to wear a sweater (vest), then I think it would look best if it were around the same shade as your suit (a little darker or a little lighter is fine, but not much darker), and not gray: think solid, unsaturated colors or neutrals---tan might be your best bet. Light blue shirt, navy tie.

    What makes this tricky is that light unsaturated colors are pastel, and you don't want pastels---hence my recommendation of a neutral (tan) over a color.

    Wearing a sweater to a wedding strikes me as somewhat odd, additionally; but that's neither here nor there.
     


  8. VinnyMac

    VinnyMac Senior member

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    ...but that's a different situation. We're not talking dark shirt under light suit. We're talking about light suit, dark vest, light shirt. Besides, almost anything can work if it's done the right way. OP just needs to try a few things on.
     


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    mymil Senior member

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    I don't think it's that different. If a crewneck sweater, it's nearly identical. If v-neck or a cardigan, it's a matter of degree: the higher the V, the more like a shirt.
     


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    mymil Senior member

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    Here is some visual support for what I'm trying to say. I'm not saying these are perfect. But I do think that the sweater layer works pretty well to extremely well in all of these cases, and it is nearly always lighter than the jacket (or analogous piece). I think you could do darker if it were a neutral pattern that weren't completely darker, like tan and brown (as in the second and final images below).


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  11. malat

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    If it's going to be cold until you're inside the venue, wear an overcoat, otherwise, why muck up a good looking suit by wearing a sweater underneath it?
     


  12. malat

    malat Senior member

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    None of these except maybe the 4th picture are suits, and even that one looks terrible.
     


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    mymil Senior member

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    ^ Just because they're not suits doesn't mean there isn't anything that can't be applied to a suit. You're welcome to your opinion, but you don't need to be belligerent about it. I disagree that the layers under the jackets in these images look "terrible."
     


  14. malat

    malat Senior member

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    No
     


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    No: Just wear the suit and don't wear such tawdry accessories, they add nothing to your appearance.
     


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