• I'm happy to introduce the Styleforum Happy Hour, our brand new podcast featuring lively discussion about menswear and the fashion industry. In the inaugural edition, a discussion of what's going on in retail today. Please check it out on the Journal. All episodes will be also be available soon on your favorite podcast platform.

  • STYLE. COMMUNITY. GREAT CLOTHING.

    Bored of counting likes on social networks? At Styleforum, you’ll find rousing discussions that go beyond strings of emojis.

    Click Here to join Styleforum's thousands of style enthusiasts today!

Sweater (vest)+tie? Khakis?

jdongg

Member
Joined
Dec 14, 2010
Messages
8
Reaction score
0
I recently got a brown argyle sweater with lighter brown pattern on the front, as well as a dark heather sweater vest. I also kind of like the sweater/sweater vest + tie look but I'm not sure what color shirt to buy for underneath. I was thinking beige/light brown at first but I'm not sure. Suggestions?

I'm also really skinny and relatively short so I tend to have trouble finding anything in stores that actually fits me, so I'm not sure if there's a specific place that has stuff for me that I'm just missing or what.

I also have a quick question about straight fit jeans/khakis. I'm looking for new jeans and also a pair of khaki pants to go with the sweater. I like the well-fitted look, but hate the "skinny jeans" look. Judging from pictures it looks like straight fit would be good for me?
 

ktrp

Senior Member
Joined
Oct 22, 2010
Messages
447
Reaction score
10
Khakis will work, cords perhaps?

For shirts, white, cream, light blue.

I like brown, but it looks better with a punch of a non beige/brown tone. I'd wear a white shirt with a blue tie or a blue shirt w/ a tie back in the browns.
 

cptjeff

Distinguished Member
Joined
Jan 19, 2010
Messages
4,642
Reaction score
318
For shirts, I agree with ktrp. Your best bets are white, light blue, cream and the like. Basic Oxfords and such. Look for "slim fit" or "fitted" when buying shirts. And there's always online. LL Bean oxfords come in every size imaginable and they have slimmer fits in basic colors.

And yes, straight fit is what you're looking for.
 

Featured Sponsor

How many pairs of shoes do you own?

  • 1 - 4

    Votes: 12 4.1%
  • 5 - 10

    Votes: 46 15.6%
  • 11 - 20

    Votes: 92 31.2%
  • 21 - 30

    Votes: 55 18.6%
  • 31 - 40

    Votes: 22 7.5%
  • 41 - 50

    Votes: 19 6.4%
  • 51 - 60

    Votes: 11 3.7%
  • 61 - 70

    Votes: 6 2.0%
  • 71 - 80

    Votes: 12 4.1%
  • 81 - 90

    Votes: 2 0.7%
  • 91 - 100

    Votes: 2 0.7%
  • 100+

    Votes: 16 5.4%

Related Threads

Forum statistics

Threads
427,351
Messages
9,197,342
Members
193,173
Latest member
zippitale

Styleforum is proudly sponsored by

Top