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Outfit Crisis! on Business Trip...

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by stephen, Jun 3, 2007.

  1. stephen

    stephen Well-Known Member

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    So, I brought my new brown Allen-Edmonds shoes with me on my most recent business trip. (std. dress is polos and khakis). I was hoping to use them with my gray slacks, but a brown belt on grey just looks so STRANGE! [​IMG]

    Given that I only have a few options to work with, is the outfit below passable? Tell me the ways in which it is unfit for human eyes...

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  2. josepidal

    josepidal Senior member

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    Yes.

    IMHO, the first isn't bad, too. Lots of guys here pair charcoal suits with dark brown shoes, don't they?
     
  3. Bandwagonesque

    Bandwagonesque Senior member

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  4. strazzaque

    strazzaque Senior member

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    The lighting under which that pic was taken makes your pants 'moss-green' in colour. It could also be down to my poor office CRT monitor.

    What type of grey is it? Light? I have never thought brown on grey a strange combo. What makes you say that, if you can put it down to a cause?

    Then again,I avoid black clothing altogether, as often as possible.

    If it makes you self conscious, don't do it, but I see little wrong.
     
  5. strazzaque

    strazzaque Senior member

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    Here are some grey brown pant/shoe pics I found on the Sartorialist. Some shades of brown resemble other colours, but you get the idea....


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  6. acidboy

    acidboy Senior member

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    Passable, yes- but I strongly recommend you wear a sportscoat, and pocket squares
     
  7. AlanC

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    Passable, yes- but I strongly recommend you wear a sportscoat, and pocket squares

    And pull the pants up.
     
  8. southbound35

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    Solid shirt + solid pants = boring

    Throw on a shirt with some pattern.

    On a positive note, that shirt does fit you well and the buttondown collar has an excellent "roll" to it.
     
  9. LabelKing

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    Nothing inherently wrong, but it is unconditionally bland.
     
  10. Brian278

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    Solid shirt + solid pants = boring

    Throw on a shirt with some pattern.

    On a positive note, that shirt does fit you well and the buttondown collar has an excellent "roll" to it.


    +1

    The bottom half is fine, but use some color up top. And gray pants with brown shoes can work anywhere between passable and spectacular; see above examples.
     
  11. Tarmac

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    this guy on the left is kicking a lot of ass
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  12. josepidal

    josepidal Senior member

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    Nothing inherently wrong, but it is unconditionally bland.
    Well, maybe he needs to be bland for business, and has a separate party shirt (see other thread).
     
  13. LabelKing

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    Well, maybe he needs to be bland for business, and has a separate party shirt (see other thread).

    Do you own some sort of a party shirt? Perhaps with mustard accents?
     
  14. epa

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    but a brown belt on grey just looks so STRANGE! [​IMG]
    Actually, some of my favourite combinations include brown shoes and belt with grey flannel trousers. I never thought of brown and grey as a "difficult" match.
    The pictures look fine to me, but yes, maybe a bit "bland" but that will depend on the sport coat. And on the pocket square.
     
  15. mumbojumbo

    mumbojumbo Senior member

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    On a positive note, that shirt does fit you well

    Arent the shirt's shoulders a bit wide?

    And the pants are IMO a tad long.
     
  16. tiecollector

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    Arent the shirt's shoulders a bit wide?

    And the pants are IMO a tad long.


    Yes, the shirt does look a bit big, perhaps size down and get it taken in on the sides.

    The color combination works, albeit a bit boring. I think you could make it fun with those colors if you added a pinstripe pant or a patterned shirt.
     
  17. Leslierc

    Leslierc Senior member

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    Brown shoes and belt with a grey suit or grey trousers is a great look!
     
  18. Niels

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    I think it looks just fine.
     
  19. LA Guy

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    I think that brown shoes and belt revive otherwise dull medium grays and charcoals. The outfit you posted is fine, but, as other posters have pointed out, is remarkably dull.
     
  20. Bandwagonesque

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    Do you own some sort of a party shirt? Perhaps with mustard accents?

    My business attire has mustard accents.

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