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What to wear with this suit?

mdg137

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I snagged what I thought was a Hickey Freeman Navy flannel chalkstripe suit on ebay last week when the cashback was at 30%--

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Upon arrival, the suit turns out to be black with a subtle taupe/warm/bronze toned striping, with ticket pocket, high armholes, great waist suppression, dual vents and great flat front pants. Jacket fits like a glove, with zero tailoring required. After a conversation and compromise solution with the seller, Ive decided to keep the suit.

Discussions about the propriety of black suits in general aside-- other than my semi formal/dinner wear, I dont own anything else black--

I find myself at a bit of a loss as to what to wear with it. All of my shirts are either composed of white, blues, pinks, purples, lavender-- Maybe Im unimaginative but Im stuck at white shirt and warm color tie, and unsure of the shoe possibilities...

Any thoughts or suggestions?
 

koolhistorian

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Blue and pink can be good - treat black as a form of very dark grey (which it is in fact), basic colors ties (blue, red, yellow). There are blacks and blacks - some of them very dusty, what I call "waiter black" and some that are very deep and rich in the tone and that look great! Also the stripping can aid...
Good luck!
 

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