Stone colored suit, quick color question

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  1. Beta

    Beta Senior member

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    Girlfriend got me a stone colored cotton suit (very light in color). Modern cut jacket, flat front pants.

    this is it....I think she did pretty good for $200.
    http://bananarepublic.gap.com/browse...002&tid=brfr1r

    Event is a wedding on friday.

    She is wearing a black dress, wants me to wear a black tie and black shoes with this outfit.

    Will this look ridiculous? All of my better shoes are black (i have a single monk and a wingtip that are decent, which ones?), but I had originally intended to wear a navy w/ white dots tie/ white shirt/ white PS/ shitty brown loafers.

    Should i ditch the belt?

    kind of going for the look in this thread, but the color is much lighter.
    http://www.styleforum.net/showthread.php?t=126082

    Thanks guys.
     
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    Will this look ridiculous?
    Ummm, I'd have to say probably. Someone may ask you to refresh their drink. Are you sure you want to wear a light cotton suit to a wedding anyway?
     
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    Its hot as shit here in florida.
     
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    Girlfriend got me a stone colored cotton suit (very light in color). Modern cut jacket, flat front pants.

    this is it....I think she did pretty good for $200.
    http://bananarepublic.gap.com/browse...002&tid=brfr1r

    Event is a wedding on friday.

    She is wearing a black dress, wants me to wear a black tie and black shoes with this outfit.

    Will this look ridiculous? All of my better shoes are black (i have a single monk and a wingtip that are decent, which ones?), but I had originally intended to wear a navy w/ white dots tie/ white shirt/ white PS/ shitty brown loafers.

    Should i ditch the belt?

    kind of going for the look in this thread, but the color is much lighter.
    http://www.styleforum.net/showthread.php?t=126082

    Thanks guys.


    It'll look fine with black shoes and a black tie. I love brown shoes as much as the next guy, but there's nothing wrong with a black shoe, monk or wingtip. Better than shitty brown loafers in any case. You didn't mention a belt, but just make it black and you're good to go.
     
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    This is confirmation that the idea that women instinctively know style is a lie. If you are wearing a tan/beige/stone/khaki suit with black shoes and a black tie, you will look like a douche.
    It'll look fine with black shoes and a black tie. I love brown shoes as much as the next guy, but there's nothing wrong with a black shoe, monk or wingtip. Better than shitty brown loafers in any case. You didn't mention a belt, but just make it black and you're good to go.
    Keep your yap shut if you don't know what you're talking about.
     
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    Ummm, I'd have to say probably. Someone may ask you to refresh their drink.

    Are you sure you want to wear a light cotton suit to a wedding anyway?


    Light cotton suit is pretty standard fare for a summer wedding...
     
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    This is confirmation that the idea that women instinctively know style is a lie. If you are wearing a tan/beige/stone/khaki suit with black shoes and a black tie, you will look like a douche.



    Keep your yap shut if you don't know what you're talking about.



    No, I know this, she suggests bad shit all the time and loves square toe shoes etc. I tried it on and I wasn't sure, the navy was what I had in my mind before. Option 2 is to wear like a navy or red tie with some black in it, but the navy with white dots looked good. I may just have to buy emergency brown shoes.
     
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    there's nothing wrong with a black shoe, monk or wingtip.

    There's nothing wrong with black shoes in principle, for example with a navy suit, but with that particular suit they will look ridiculous.
     
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    black shoes are too dark with this suit.

    Dude, a 3 piece? i hope you're not really planning to wear a vest at a summer wedding in florida.

    Your navy dots tie sounds good.

    I would go out and buy a pair of brown captoes.
     
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    sorry, forgot to mention no vest. agree that would look retarded, just the regular jacket and pants.
     
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    Please find yourself a pair of shoes that complement the suit, even white bucks or a light-coloured loafer, and a light coloured tie - blue, pink, a combination of these and other appropriate colours. Your belt should be a fairly close match to your shoes.
     
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    Summer colors would certainly work better, i'd go with a pink dots tie for the ultimate combo.

    I meant to say Tan captoes earlier. Since its a more formal occasion i would go with captoes.
     
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    Light blue shirt, darker blue tie, medium brown shoes.
     
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    Girlfriend got me a stone colored cotton suit (very light in color). Modern cut jacket, flat front pants.

    this is it....I think she did pretty good for $200.
    http://bananarepublic.gap.com/browse...002&tid=brfr1r

    Event is a wedding on friday.

    She is wearing a black dress, wants me to wear a black tie and black shoes with this outfit.

    Will this look ridiculous? All of my better shoes are black (i have a single monk and a wingtip that are decent, which ones?), but I had originally intended to wear a navy w/ white dots tie/ white shirt/ white PS/ shitty brown loafers.

    Should i ditch the belt?


    Where to begin. First, your girlfriend really should reconsider wearing a black dress. This is wrong on multiple levels. Though the rule is, unfortunately, loosening, women wearing black at weddings is not really in the best of taste. Second, assuming this wedding is during the day, she shouldn't be wearing black anywhere. Third, it's a bad idea to be wearing black when it is "hot as shit" anywhere.

    As to your outfit, black shoes and khaki/stone suit look too military/security guard. Cordovan is OK. Brown is probably better, maybe in suede for extra points -- but not loafers.

    The tie might be OK. The pocket square, probably not. With a light suit and a white shirt, you'll want something with a bit more visual interest. I think no PS would be better than a white one. It's sometimes amazing how much details like your PS and shoes make or break a light suit.
     

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