What color suit should I get?

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  1. hachibanramen

    hachibanramen New Member

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    Ok, so I am basically a "suit virgin" per say...hahah...only time I ever have worn suits is prom and occasional parties or fancy outings.

    So, I need a suit for a presentation and I do not think a black suit with black tie will work, haha.

    What are suggested colors for suits for a presentation?

    Would a dark grey suit with black tie work?

    Or should I use a darker blue? Not sure if it matters, but my hair is black so die that affect suit color? :p

    Any suits work well with tan pants? What color tie with tan?

    I would prefer a darker suit but in not sure if it would be appropriate.



    Lasteky, do white shoes work with suits at all? I want to keep a little casual as this is a presentation for my degree.

    Thanks in advance :D
     


  2. dragon8

    dragon8 Senior member

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    Go with a navy blue suit and no white shoes.
     


  3. hachibanramen

    hachibanramen New Member

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    Thanks. What colors would work with khaki pants?
     


  4. Archivist

    Archivist Senior member

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    A suit is a jacket and trousers, possibly also a waistcoat, made of the same cloth. You wouldn't wear the jacket with separate trousers. You are thinking of a sport coat or a blazer (same thing really, except a blazer is typically Navy, with gold or MOP buttons).

    Is this a school presentation? Work? Something else?

    Depending on the nature of the presentation, you might get away with getting a decent blazer and wearing it with khaki pants, good shoes. Either a Navy or dark gray suit would be acceptable. If you are going to start working on a wardrobe, I would think about a Navy blazer, a dark gray suit, and then follow that with a navy suit.
     
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    guymac12 Senior member

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    Agree with most..navy would be great to match with khakis.
     


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    Yes absolutely no white shoes for this one.
     


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    RogerC Senior member

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    Everyone with fewer than 10 posts should first read this
     


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