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What color pants to wear with dark blue shirt and black and blue tie

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RK73

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I have a dark blue shirt and blue and black tie and need to know what pant color i should wear with it. I will be wearing a suit jacket some of the time. It's a formal dinner.
 

msulinski

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Oh my, where to start? Are you trolling?

At least tell us the color of the jacket (dont call it a suit jacket unless it is part of a suit, ie has matching pants) and also be more specific about what you mean by formal.
 

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This combination is way out of the ordinary for classic menswear and is not formal at all. So whatever anyone recommends won't pull the dark blue shirt and navy/black tie into something classic...ever, especially without a jacket that matches your pants (in other words a suit). At best, what you'll get is a coordinated semi-dressy fashion-forward outfit that's still not appropriate for a formal dinner (and by formal I'm assuming black tie tuxedo).

So to do this right, invest in an actual suit and wear this:
1. Solid Charcoal/dark grey dress suit
2. White dress shirt
3. Burgundy tie
4. Black belt
5. Black dress shoes
6. Charcoal/dark grey dress socks

The above is classic and while it's not exactly formal, it will get you by. I would recommend a black suit, but it doesn't sound like you wear suits very often. At least a dark grey suit will serve you well for many other occasions including job interviews, wedding, anniversaries, etc.
 
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Dark shirts should never be worn with ties, they are casual only. Invest in a white or a light blue shirt.

And the other posters are correct- if it doesn't have matching pants, it's not a suit jacket- it's a sportcoat. If it does have matching pants, wear those with a white shirt and a tie. If it doesn't, the tan pants and a navy jacket would be excellent- with a better shirt.
 

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@magnanimist okay so I used formal in the wrong way haha. It's a dinner with my freshman High school class mates through our school
 

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I was wondering about those dark shirts that some actors wear with their suits. It doesn't do any justice to the suit, the suit stands out more with a lighter colored shirt.
 

msulinski

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So what color is the jacket?

I am going to agree that you shouldn't wear the dark blue shirt.
 

Magnanimist

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OK, high school freshman class. Nice dinner. You want to look good.

Here are some solid options:
1. Grey suit ensemble as mentioned above.
2. Everything the same except a navy suit.
3. Everything the same except navy sport coat and grey dress slacks.

Either way ditch the navy shirt/tie and black pants.
 

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