Midnight blue suit - shirt, tie & shoes?

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  1. style37

    style37 Member

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    I'm going to be attending a big birthday bash coming up. I just need something fashionable as I won't have seen many friends and family for quite a while and it will be nice to impress with a good suit. I've just been fitted for a tailored two piece midnight blue suit. I'm in my mid-twenties, tall slim/athletic build. I want to go for a rather sleek look, hence a slim fitted midnight blue suit.

    I do need some help with the rest of the outfit as I can't decide on what will work best.

    I'm currently thinking dark brown shoes, as black seems a little boring for what I want.

    With regards to the shirt I'm thinking a nice crisp white or black shirt (black would look better open collar without a tie do you think?)

    I've been looking online and recently I saw a monochromatic look and quite like it - example:
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    It's quite hard to tell but is some of this actual black (shirt maybe?) Any helpful recommendations for a similar attempt with regards to shirt/tie/pocket square?

    Any thoughts on the mono look or otherwise (white shirt etc.) is appreciated. Thanks in advance.
     
  2. Gauss17

    Gauss17 Senior member

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    You will find little love here for the monochrome look. My standard advice for that suit would be:

    1. White FC (French Cuff) Shirt
    2. Burgundy or Silver/Grey Tie
    3. Black Shoes/Belt or if you are feeling adventurous, walnut shoes/belt
     
  3. wumingde

    wumingde Well-Known Member

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    Avoid monochromatic outfits like the plague. Take Guass17's advice.
     
  4. wimsey

    wimsey New Member

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    I think people who wear monochrome want to look "edgy," but it usually comes off looking cheap. It looks kind of okay on this guy, but he's a model wearing a MTM suit. (For the record, I think the suit and shirt are both shades of blue; not sure about the pocket square).

    Gauss17's advice is good. I might go for a bolder/more colorful tie and silk knot cufflinks that pick up a color in the tie. I would avoid the suit-with-open shirt look: it says a lot of things, including: (1) I just came here from work; or (2) I've gained weight and it's uncomfortable for me to button the top button of my collar.
     
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    newyorknoir Senior member

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    I would go with a light blue shirt
     
  6. style37

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    Thanks for the input guys.

    What do you think of this look.. Fairly simple but smart. Again, I can't quite tell if the tie is a dark blue or black though - so hard with these very dark blues!

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  7. Gauss17

    Gauss17 Senior member

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    It's fine. I would just prefer a little more color in the mix were it me.
     
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    I think your (style37) second choice with the white shirt is better than the first. And BLU8 choice looks the best of the lot with the colour in the tie. A much more class act IMO.
     
  10. style37

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    Having a similar look to Bond can't be a bad thing. I'm going for the second fitting tomorrow; I think I'll take a white shirt and try some ties to see how it looks. Thanks again for all the feedback. I've become a big fan of this forum lately (been reading & researching for a week or so) - there's lots of great info.
     
  11. Ivar

    Ivar Senior member

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    With midnight-blue suits, I think white shirts are the only sensible option. As for the tie ... Personally I would go for something high contrast -- chocolate, burgundy, forest -- in as dark a shade as possible, but I can see something like mid-grey and silver working well, too.
     
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  12. unbelragazzo

    unbelragazzo Jewfro Dubiously Honored

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    Definitely wear white shirt and black shoes. I'm assuming this party is at night?
     

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