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Work xmas party (black suit black shirt?)

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I have my work xmas party next weekend. It is business professional attire. I really only own one suit, shirt, tie combo (what i wore last year). The suit is black. I haven't had a reason to own another suit. Anyway I wanted to get a new shirt and tie as to not wear the same thing again this year. I picked up a black shirt and red stripped tie this past weekend because i thought it looked really good together. That being said I am now reconsidering thinking the black shirt with a black suit might be too much and am not sure i can pull it off. Any suggestions greatly appreciated.

thanks

i think i have a picture attached to this post
 

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Originally Posted by dztt
I have my work xmas party next weekend. It is business professional attire. I really only own one suit, shirt, tie combo (what i wore last year). The suit is black. I haven't had a reason to own another suit. Anyway I wanted to get a new shirt and tie as to not wear the same thing again this year. I picked up a black shirt and red stripped tie this past weekend because i thought it looked really good together. That being said I am now reconsidering thinking the black shirt with a black suit might be too much and am not sure i can pull it off. Any suggestions greatly appreciated. thanks i think i have a picture attached to this post
I don't like black shirts with a black jacket unless the pants are a different color. If you're set on wearing that, I would wear it without the tie. I would invest in some more clothing if you only own one dress shirt and tie. Is buying another shirt an option?
 

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Originally Posted by suited
I don't like black shirts with a black jacket unless the pants are a different color. If you're set on wearing that, I would wear it without the tie.

I would invest in some more clothing if you only own one dress shirt and tie. Is buying another shirt an option?


Yes buying another shirt is an option. Any suggestions?
 

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black suit black shirt, you'll end up looking like the wait staff. Get another shirt.
 

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Very high school prom. How is it that you don't own a single white shirt?
 

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Originally Posted by hamish5178
Very high school prom. How is it that you don't own a single white shirt?

I do own a white shirt. I have to wear business casual to work and haven't interviewed for a job in 6+ years. I've had no reason to own formal clothing.
 

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Are you a ninja? If not, then I would definitely ditch the black shirt.
 

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If you are a ninja...that's super!

If look like this guy, go for the black/black...



If not, I would follow the other posters suggestions and use a white shirt with the tie...

jag
 

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Black shirt black suit? If you have to ask.... no. It's a pretty terrible look that is fantastic .00001% of the time.
 

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Originally Posted by dztt
I do own a white shirt. I have to wear business casual to work and haven't interviewed for a job in 6+ years. I've had no reason to own formal clothing.
I'd wear the white shirt. I'm not a fan of dark dress shirts.
 

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Almost anything looks good if the items fit you very well. Not so much if it's a frumpy suit, cheap tie and cheap, baggy shirt.

If the items fit, I would just wear the black shirt and black suit. Or you could return the shirt and get something in powder blue, pink or lavendar (when i say powder I mean it should be quite light in color). Let this be a lesson that black suits (in my valued opinion) are pretty lame for this reason.

Black shirt would look a lot better with a grey or blue suit.
 

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Don't pay too much attention to all the black suit hatred here. It's a sort of automatic reaction on sf. For a party (which presumably will be in the evening), a black suit is perfectly appropriate.

Black suit and black shirt can work but, as others have noted, good fit is even more essential than normal. Any chance you could post a pic of you wearing the suit and shirt?

In any case, I would strongly recommend against wearing the tie with that combo - it doesn't go with them and the look is far better tie-less imho.
 

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Ditch the tie and if you really want to be on the safe side wear a white shirt. Pink also works well.
 

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What you propose will look dreadful. Wear a white shirt.
 

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