Outfit Crisis! on Business Trip...

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  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?
     


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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

    AlanC Minister of Trad

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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.
     


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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.
     


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    Tarmac Senior member

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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

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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.
     


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