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Other Picking a shirt and shoes

Discussion in 'General' started by murraynt, 14 Aug 2012.

  1. murraynt

    murraynt Modder

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    Hello all.

    Here's the story.

    I have my girlfriends graduation coming up next week and I need new shoes and a shirt.


    I already have a dark grey suit. Something like below.
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    The tie and pocket square will be this colour as it has to match her dress.
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    I'm not sure if I should opt for brown shoes or black shoes.
    I have been looking at these shoes.
    http://www.newlook.com/eu/shop/mens/shoes-and-boots/black-lace-up-gibson-shoes_240325501


    My last question is what colour shirt would go with it all?
    Everybody will be wearing white shirts but I'd like some think with a bit more kick in it.
    Maybe a baby blue?

    Any advice is appreciated.
     
  2. dancingbear84

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    I'd say black shoes with grey suit personally.
    Black shirt perhaps?

    I have no sense of style though apparently.
     
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    No brown in town.
     
  4. IamJudd

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    Brown shoes or oxblood with grey suit. Black shoes everything else!
     
  5. Elton

    Elton Officially a Whisky Nerd

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    A grey suit with a light cyan tie? I'd say a black shirt, but that looks strange given the grey suit. That's a tough one, a white shirt would look good but be boring.

    The Cyan tie is difficult. Speaking of which, I need a blue and a red tie, just in case.
     
  6. murraynt

    murraynt Modder

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    The tie colour still isn't set in stone. The dress is actually a few shades greener than the tie I have shown above.

    I already have a black shirt so i could always fall back on that.

    I wore a white shirt with a teal tie for another graduation mass last year so i wanted to avoid that again.
     
  7. dancingbear84

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    Matching waistcoat and white shirt? Then you get a completely different look.
     
  8. Shirty

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    Chest wig and no shirt? Medallion maybe? :p
     
  9. Elton

    Elton Officially a Whisky Nerd

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    What color is the dress? Then we could find something that matches, as cyan is a bit difficult.
     
  10. bodkin

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    No brown in town only applys to London. Or at least it used to mean that.
     
  11. murraynt

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    That would look pretty slick.
    I was thinking of dressing up in pimp suit but when I metioned it I got 'The look'
    I'll get a picture soon. I have one already but the colour doesn't look correct.
    Apparently it's teal.

    I was wondering what mankz meant.
     
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  12. Archtronics

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    White shirt, brown shoes I'd say.
     
  13. murraynt

    murraynt Modder

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    All I know is, DO NOT wear grey shoes with a grey suit! It looks awful!
     
  15. Shirty

    Shirty W*nker! Super Moderator

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    And definitely don't wear flannel shorts, knee high purple socks and painted wooden clogs.
     
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    You'd know all this suit stuff, wouldn't you Shirty?

    I'll get my tailored jacket...
     
  17. Shirty

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    I'm afraid I know how to butcher the look like a boss. For those who don't know, the nickname shirty came from the fact that on my first night at university in 2000 there was a formal ball in my halls of residence, and I hadn't packed a suit or indeed any shirts, so I had to go on the scrounge and ended up wearing a pink shirt a multitude of sizes too small for me.

    Still, it provided lots of laughs and was a great way to meet dozens of my hall-mates on the first night :hehe:
     
  18. Lance

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    Brown shoes is a definite (unless you wear a black shirt). Wearing some now with my grey suit. (Ben Sherman slimfit :cooldude:)

    With a grey suit you want a contrast, which with a teal tie you're achieving. If you wanted to go for a darker shirt (black) then you'd need to tone the tie down as you'd end up looking ostentatious.

    I would stick to white as its your girlfriends graduation and really you want to dress smart for her rather than look like a peacock on her big day.

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    This is the look you want. Note the good knot and nice collar.

    If you want to stand out a bit, do your tie properly in a Windsor knot and make sure you have collar stiffeners in. That way you look like a boss.
     
  19. murraynt

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    That looks the part.

    My suit is a single button suit so I will probably be going for a small collar and skinny tie.

    I think I will most definitely go with brown shoes.
     
  20. Blarte

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    nice to see you are even giving it some consideration ..
     

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