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What color trousers with a black shirt

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by YMark, Apr 17, 2005.

  1. YMark

    YMark Well-Known Member

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    I have a long sleeve button down shirt that is a very dark charcoal, not quite jet black. What color trousers could I wear with this shirt that won't cut me in half?

    I originally purchased the shirt to wear with jeans, but I'd like to also wear it with trousers. This will be without a tie or jacket.

    Thanks
     


  2. understated

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    A nice low contrast option that wouldn't cut you in half would seem to be a color approaching the darkness of your charcoal shirt. Something like perhaps a navy, charcoal or black itself.
     


  3. newyorker

    newyorker Senior member

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    If your shirt is charcoal, wear a pair of solid/pinstripe black pants.  If your shirt is black, wear a pair of solid/pinstripe charcoal pants. Nothing else would be as elegant, in my opinion.
     


  4. Alexander Kabbaz

    Alexander Kabbaz Senior member

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    Although understated's subtle low-contrast suggestions are ideal, personally, I would drill down through a few pages of threads and see if you can borrow those pink chinos. [​IMG]
     


  5. Luc-Emmanuel

    Luc-Emmanuel Senior member

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    Nothing, throw the shirt away. Black shirts just look like crap anyways.

    .luc
     


  6. YMark

    YMark Well-Known Member

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    Thanks for the help. Feel free to go piss up a rope.
     


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    JBZ Senior member

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    I have a black sport shirt that I wear with olive green trousers and black lace ups or loafers.  I think it's a really nice look, and my wife likes it, too (which matters to none of you at all, but matters to me a great deal).  Another option might be a pair of trousers in "stone" (that really light khaki color), again with black shoes.

    I would avoid black with white.  It makes you look like a waiter, IMHO (although, with a waiter, usually the pants are black and the shirt is white).  I don't know that I'd do black with charcoal grey, as the colors are really close, but black with a lighter grey would look nice.

    Regards,

    Jeff
     


  8. regularjoe

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    I see the ernest school of tact is alive and well...

    I second the idea of black pinstripe pants if you want to go with trousers.
     


  9. Luc-Emmanuel

    Luc-Emmanuel Senior member

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    (Luc-Emmanuel @ April 18 2005,04:30) Nothing, throw the shirt away. Black shirts just look like crap anyways. .luc
    Thanks for the help. Feel free to go piss up a rope.
    Sure, have a ball. .luc
     


  10. Luc-Emmanuel

    Luc-Emmanuel Senior member

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    Originally Posted by Luc-Emmanuel,April 18 2005,03:30
    Nothing, throw the shirt away. Black shirts just look like crap anyways. .luc
    I see the ernest school of tact is alive and well... I second the idea of black pinstripe pants if you want to go with trousers.
    Wait... you can pair it with a skin tight jeans and worn open over a pearl jam tee. this should be a subbtle way to get the thread moved to streetwear [​IMG] .luc
     


  11. Roy

    Roy Senior member

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    Not true, have you seen la Dolce Vita? In the end Mastroianni is wearing a very nice white suit with a black shirt. Looks stunning.

    But i would wear a black shirt only in combination with a white suit or jacket.
     


  12. Manton

    Manton RINO Dubiously Honored

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    Reminds me of Mr. Roarke. Edit: it occurs to me that Mr. Roarke's shirts were white; his ties were black. Â My apologies to Ricardo Montalban and to Fantasy Island's costume designer. I do think that the white over black look is not a good one, though. Â Maybe Guys and Dolls is the better analogy.
     


  13. ROI

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    How about brown shoes with a black shirt?
     


  14. imageWIS

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    Hard to pull off. Really hard. The black and brown have to be the right shade, and I can't image what color the pants would have to be.

    Jon.
     


  15. Alexander Kabbaz

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    Pink chinos. Pink chinos. Pink chinos. Pink chinos. Pink chinos. Pink chinos.
     


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