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What to wear with a white dress shirt and black blazer?

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by Subie Love, Nov 10, 2011.

  1. Subie Love

    Subie Love Member

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    Hello all, I'm new to the forum and have a question.

    I'll be going to my first wedding next week and I need some advice. I'm wearing a nice, white dress shirt and a black blazer. I'm no good at color coordination and I'm not sure what color pants to wear. I have light khaki but I don't think it looks very good, especially with black shoes/belt. I have a black and brown dressy belt and black shoes.

    Should I get different colored pants and wear black shoes or should I get brown shoes with khaki pants and match the belt accordingly?

    Thanks!
     


  2. Klobber

    Klobber Senior member

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    Wear another blazer, particularly if the wedding is during the day
     


  3. JJGooden

    JJGooden Senior member

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    Not sure that a black blazer is right for a wedding, but if it's all you've got maybe go with grey pants? Do you not have a suit?
     


  4. Subie Love

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    I would but I don't have one. :(

    I'm 23, 6'0, and 145lbs. You think dark brown dress shoes, khaki pants would look best or go with a darker color pants and wear black shoes and belt? I feel like the latter would be WAY too much black for a day wedding.

    Also, the wedding is not super formal or anything. I'm sure there will be lots of people in just khakis and a polo shirt.
     


  5. JJGooden

    JJGooden Senior member

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    Wow, you are rail thin, dude. I would stick with the black shoes. Brown shoes with a black blazer is a faux pas to me. See what the other guys think...
     


  6. Subie Love

    Subie Love Member

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    lol, yeah I'm a runner and a cyclist.

    So if black shoes/belt/blazer, what color pants do you suggest?
     


  7. cptjeff

    cptjeff Senior member

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    Gray or olive, and black shoes. The shoes aren't negotiable, brown shoes with a black blazer is a bad idea. Khakis are fine, but not in tan.

    If you don't have black shoes, go with the tan khakis and brown shoes and buy a sweater instead. V neck, burgundy, navy, green, brown. Wear a tasteful tie.
     


  8. MyOtherLife

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    +1,000,000.00
     


  9. Texastyle

    Texastyle Senior member

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    I second the sweater idea.
     


  10. sullivan025

    sullivan025 Senior member

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    Black suit can look too severe if the wedding is during the day, maybe a lighter color or light blue perhaps.
     


  11. cioni2k

    cioni2k Senior member

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    If you must wear the black blazer. Buy wool light grey pants on the cheap at J Crew / H&M / Uniqlo / Gap. Wear black shoes and belt no question. Also skip the khaki, one pet peeve I have is khaki + black.
     


  12. Pawz

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    Black is very somber. However, since you cannot change it, I suggest medium-gray trousers.
     


  13. dasai

    dasai Senior member

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    Hickory-stripe trousers, plus a black or grey vest if you can swing it. Tie should either be monochrome, or a conservative pattern in festive colors. Add a bowler hat for extra effect. :D
     


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    I would suggest going sans blazer, get a good fitting and light shirt to with the khakis and brown shoes. If that's too cold, go with a sweater.
     


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    If that's all you have, another vote for gray slacks and black shoes. Also, I think you will find that your fiancee will resent you referring to it as your "first wedding". :D
     


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