Or will my groomsmen look more formal than myself? White Piqué Fullback Vest and Tie Set This cotton piqué fullback vest and ties set is an elegant choice for the most formal affairs. Black Lapel gives excellent advice and MUCH better than a few other people on the Internet who stray away from what is classy into something ridiculous so they can be different. Our thoughts on brightening up a black suit with colors?
Is there an exception to the rule? Our suits get reviewed and reviewed well, we might add by menswear bloggers fairly frequently, Kent. I have brown skin and black hair Asian from the tropics.
I only have black denim jeans and brown suede bucks to start with. I want either a printed shirt and plain-colored tie, or a plain white shirt and printed knit tie. And then for the vest, maybe a safe gray? I only stand at 5ft. Does that affect the chances of me looking good on a vested suit? That said, women have been wearing menswear stylishly since Diane Keaton made everyone fall in love with Annie Hall back in So proceed, but proceed with caution.
As for color combinations, a gray vest is an easy outfit starter. One thing we would change, though, is the black jeans and brown shoes combo. If the jeans are black, the shoes ought to be too. With some black shoes and black jeans, a white button front shirt and a gray vest can make for a stylish casual look.
Should I be looking for a slightly less dressy fabric than pictured in the vest above? Does the sheer material on the back of that style of vest specifically make the vest too dressy for jeans?
I have the above vest in that color and a darker black, but cannot seem to find one in a more casual version. The event in question is a party at a classy bar. Its not fully formal, but dressier than average. No need to worry about the vest being too dressy. As for the backing, a Bemberg back, like the one featured on the back of Black Lapel vests work just fine with casual outfits.
Of course, since our clothes are all custom made, you can special request a self-back vest. To do that just email concierge blacklapel. I have a dark grey vest, was planning on wearing it with either black dress pants or grey ones that are just a touch lighter than the vest, need advice on what color shirt should go with it?
Also, yay or nay on a black slim tie. The tie decision is not one we can make for you, David. We will offer this advice, though: Meekness is the enemy of style. Okay, enough of the tough love, David. On to your other questions. As for the pants, whenever you wear non-matching separates like a jacket and pants or, in this case, a vest and pants, avoid combinations that are too similar.
A dark gray vest and a barely lighter pair of gray pants will look like you tried to make a matching suit out of two different fabrics a Busch League move.
Instead, we suggest going with the black pants. Explaining how to do that is a little more than we could fit into a comment reply. That said, when in doubt, a solid white shirt is always the safest and easiest bet. I do not particularly like white shirts. Any help would be great in putting together a great outfit. The rest can stay the same, or you could even add something to tie the light blue and dark blue of the shirt and jeans together, like a knit tie with dark and light blue stripes , if you want to dress the look up a bit.
All of this still adds up to a simply stylish look for any casual occasion. That sounds really good. Are there any other colors you could recommend for the shirt? Such as plaid patterns if any, that could go with a grey vest?
As well as type of material for the vest? I thank you very much for all the help! The shirt colors and patterns are really a matter of personal preference and what works best for you. Rather than giving you some blind recommendation, we suggest you use our guide to creating your own shirt style. As for the vest, we think that fabric and fit are just as important in a vest as they are in the rest of a suit.
You can order a vest here that is made from the same wool we make our suits out of with Bemberg lining on the back for wearing it as a part of a suit. For more casual wear you can special order one with a fabric back and you can order one made in any of the fabrics we offer by emailing us at concierge blacklapel.
I am going to Vegas and want to looks nice going out Saturday night. I do not know what color shirt and slacks to wear with a medium to light grey vest.
I have black, charcoal, dark grey and light grey slacks. The only shirt I do not have to take is White. Can I wear a medium blue shirt with grey vest? If so what color slacks should I wear? Or do you have another combination that would work best? Any help would be great, Thanks. Try to differentiate between the pants and vest by choosing the light gray pants if the vest is dark or dark gray if the vest is light.
A little variation on the gray theme will go a long way. Finally, with all but the black pants you can add some brown shoes to this look to keep things interesting and add a little color to this outfit. Could i pull off a black vest with very casual shoes? Like old school high top black converse or simple black skater shoes.
You would know the answer to that better than we do. Would we wear the black vest and sneakers outfit you described? Hell to the no. As a maker of fully customizable clothes we respect, and encourage you to take full advantage of, your right to define your style.
You do you, Antonio. I noticed that the model in the photo is wearing a brown belt and certainly brown shoes but can I do the same with black belt and shoes?
If I wanted to add a tie, what color would work? This same look would work with a black belt and black shoes. Try different shades and colors of vest and pair it with a denim. Go for some bright colored tuxedos. The answer to this question depends on what you look like, Charlie. As we discussed in our piece about building the ultimate suit , your skin and hair color are the most important things when it comes to deciding on clothing colors.
All that being said, a middle of the road blue is neutral enough to work with almost any complexion and always pairs nicely with browns and tans. Could you do a black vest, lavender shirt with a dark grey pant and black shoes or does the pant have to be black as well?
No need to get all matchy-matchy, Jim. A black vest and black pants might have you looking like the wait staff at a catered affair. A word to the wise, though, Jim. Black is tougher to wear than most guys think.
A black vest on a lavender shirt is going to be a seriously high contrast combo. Consider wearing a lighter vest like the one pictured above for a laid back look. I own a tailor made grey wool vest, do you have any ideas as to what shirt? Other colors of oxford shirts would work too. I want to wear jeans, a solid dark purple shirt, and a vest to a casual masquerade party at my local watering whole.
What color jeans and vest should I wear? You may want to consult with the host before showing up in your street clothes. As for the outfit, we always say go with dark blue jeans. Dark jeans are the most versatile. They work with everything. For more on this check out our guide to essential dress shoes.
Neither of these things should be purchased to wear to this one event, though, Nate. Then you can go masquerading as a stylish gent everywhere you go. I was thinking of being more-so on the casual side of things. I have a lot of button-up plaid-ish type style shirts that are popular and are also okay to wear at my workplace. The combination of plaid shirts and vests is a great way to go, Mike. Black is a tougher color to wear than most guys realize. Even those plaid shirts with some black in them will look good with neutral gray or navy.
Rather, it should be used with caution. But hey, why not have a few vests, one in each color? I was wondering if a black button down with a white tie and white vest would work? I am planning on wearing black jeans but I need to know if that would be a huge flop.
To start, a black button-front shirt is one of the hardest shirts to wear with a tie. Wear it with a black tie and you look like Regis Philbin circa Wear it with any colored or patterned tie and it looks like you were trying to dress up a casual shirt. Because a black button front really is a casual shirt.
As for the vest, a white vest is a non-starter. Wearing a vest that is lighter than the shirt underneath it is a tough style challenge it can be done, but the degree of difficulty is high. A white vest makes pairing pretty much impossible. No need to go off the menu, for this look, though Nathan. Well the problem is… What color vest should go with what color belt and shoes? I really need help. Take your cues from the vest buttons, John. Belt buckles tend to push out the vest awkwardly and make you look paunchy.
I have a soccer presentation coming up. Its a semi formal occasion. All I have at the moment is a light grey vest. What colour shirt, pants and shoes would look good?? Thinking of a bowtie aswell. Play it safe and wear a pair of charcoal slacks , a crisp white shirt and a black knit tie for a tie that is still pretty laid back and looks great with a vest.
My son will be wearing a medium gray herringbone wool vest with jeans for his Senior Yearbook pictures. We were thinking of dark jeans, light blue shirt with a maroon tie, wearing the same beige shoes as shown above. Do you approve, or do you think it is too much? He really likes the vest and tie combo and I have no fashion sense on how to make it work for this occasion. To be honest, I have no fashion sense at all hanging my head in shame. I would appreciate and suggestions.
We do approve, Kimberly. This outfit sounds appropriate for the occasion and the individual pieces can be mixed and matched with tons of other outfits. As for the fashion sense, just steer your son on over here to The Compass.
Black to match the buttons on the vest. The happy couple is a female couple. Glad we could help, Jake. Since you will be the only man up there, you will likely stand out regardless of what you wear.
With that in mind, we suggest only minimally tweaking the original idea. It sounds like you prefer shades of black to shades of brown so you can swap those colors and stay somewhat close to what the brides intended. Does this sound rediculous? First off, are you a member of the wedding party, Jake? If everyone else in the wedding party is wearing the powder blue shirt with a light brown vest and navy blue trousers, you should wear that as well.
If one man is going to stand out it should be the groom, not the third guy from the left in all of the wedding photos. Now, if you are not a member of the wedding party you do have a lot more leeway. As a guest you should be able to wear a gray vest instead of a brown one and no one will have any complaints. For one, Labor Day was last week.
But fashion faux-pas aside, white bucks will put a lot of attention on you. Let the bride and groom have the spotlight and choose a more traditional pair of kicks brown or black. Finally, check out our guide to wedding attire for men for more on this subject.
The vest in question is light grey with a plaid patterning and black buttons. Also do you have any opinions on whether it should be buttoned or unbuttoned? Adding a vest to your wardrobe is a smart move, Akshay. A vest and a T-shirt has a distinctly Ed Norton-ish look not the gifted actor from such classic movies as Fight Club, but the garbage man neighbor from the old Honeymooners show pictured here.
Most guys are trying not to stand out too much so they put on a T-shirt and a vest and what does it do? It makes you stand out for all the wrong reasons. Are we advocating wearing a full-on dress shirt like you would wear with a suit and tie? But a more casual chambray shirt in an easy pairing color like blue or an oxford shirt will keep things laid back and still look great under a vest.
I have a for lack of better words high-class cigar bar hop planned with a few friends and this is just the style I was looking for. I was thinking dark wash denim, black vest, red button down with the sleeves up, and a loose charcoal patterned tie.
Our only concern would be looking a little devilish with a black vest and a red shirt. If the red is subdued like this it can work. The safer bet, though, for an evening out, would be to go with a dark red that creates less contrast with the vest. I was thinking of wearing my nike converses, but if you have a better suggestion Im all ears.
On the whole this sounds like an outfit that will work. Sneakers and a vest is a pretty young look, though, Trae. Judging by the Thursday night party plans, this is probably not a concern. I just bought a lighter medium grey glen check vest.
Will that go well with lavender or mint green shirt with slightly darker tie, dark blue jeans, and brown shoes. Sounds good to us, Michael. Lighter grays also work with white shirts a summer staple and light blue shirts as well. I have a have white dress shirt with light blue lines running horizontal and dark blue lines running vertical. I got a bowtie that has a squared design with the colors red white a blue to go along.
I am also wearing brown slacks. My question is would a grey vest go well or would a blue vest work better? Blue will provide the most harmony with the blue in the shirt, so that would be our first choice. The gray would work too, but only if it is as light or lighter than the slacks.
A really dark charcoal gray vest with khaki pants would clash, but a gray vest like this one with medium or chocolate brown pair of pants would do the trick.
I recently picked up a black vest that I plan to pair with white dress shirts and ties. My question is about the pants. I plan to wear jeans occasionally, but I will also need to wear dress pants some too. I have three pair that will go well with the vest. One pair is dark charcoal grey with a subtle pinstripe. Will they all work, and which would look best?
I will have a black belt with silver buckle, black shoes, and planning to wear a dark red and black squares tie with subtle white dots on it. A pinstripe suit all coordinates, but start wearing the pieces separately and our favorite part of the pinstripe sleek lines from head to toe breaks down.
Other than that, our main bit of advice when wearing a vest with dress slacks is to avoid a belt. With jeans wearing a belt may be inevitable, but your tailored pants ought to fit you well enough to go without a belt. A belt buckle will add girth and push the bottom of your vests open. If you do need a little help holding your pants up under the vest you can go to a tailor for two solutions:. Could I pull off a light blue strip seersucker pants, navy short sleeve vest and white seersucker vest?
Sounds like a lot going on, in this outfit, Dread. Two different seersucker types will likely look mismatched. The whole outfit sounds a little forced. Should I get a new pair of trousers from the exact same color? I have a light vest and my 8th grade graduation is this monday so I wanted to know if I could wear a dark-gray-ish skinny jeans-but not too tight, with a dusk blue shirt and I want to know what tie color I should wear and if my black loafers would look good with skinny jeans and the dusk blue shirt.
Also, I want to know if I should wear the dusk blue shirt or if I should change it, and if I do, what tie color should I buy? For a tie, we would suggest going with a solid black knit tie. For the shirt color, a lot depends on your own coloring how your skin and hair look against the blue of the shirt. The comments on this page are amazing, hoping you can help me in a similar fashion.
First look that came to mind was maybe a royal blue button down, white tie, black vest, white belt, tan slacks, black shoes. Black shoes with tan slacks, is that even allowed? Using the dark tan slacks as your starting point we recommend going with brown shoes.
For a shirt and tie, keep things simple with a white or light blue shirt and a knit tie to keep the look casual we love solid navy knits but for this situation. The same rule of thumb that applies to the shoes applies to the vest color. Look for a vest in another earth tone, like a lighter or darker tan than your pants.
Just avoid bold, highly saturated colors like royal and stick with more muted color options. What color trousers would go? Can I wear another grey? You can wear another gray, just try a different shade of gray than the light vest. Stick with classics like brogues or, if the weather will be warm and dry, loafers.
Any of our five essentials of the dress shoe wardrobe ought to do the trick. Can I wear a black vest with khakis and black shoes? The shirt is long-sleeve, light gray with black stripes.
Also pondering wearing a black skinny ish tie. No, you may not. While we usually suggest medium shade vests over black, the shirt and vest combo will work. The tie with the striped shirt may be overdoing it a bit, though. Going to my school graduation next week, would black suit pants a white shirt with a light grey collar and a darker waistcoat be ok?
Most people are just wearing shirt and tie but i dont like that look: For an event like a graduation, we still recommend wearing a tie. You can still wear a vest, though. What do you think? Would a grey suit vest, white shirt no tie , dark jeans and grey casual shoes look okay?
My shoes have leather laces so i was going to go with brown belt. Boat shoes with dark jeans and a worsted wool vest would be a little awkward. And when you do this, follow the rule of thumb and match the belt to your shoe color. I wanted an outfit to wear when I go out with friends to the bar or to the mall. I was thinking of a white shirt with the black vest and navy blue jeans with dark grey Edmour lace-up shoes. How do you think this would fit?
Im trying to look for a standard casual look for when I go out. On the surface it sounds like a pretty straightforward plan.
This is a good look for a medium to dark skin tone and darker hair pictured here. Hey I just wanted to let you know it worked out well. Im trying to find the name of those jeans you have at the top. Can you tell me what colour they are or what they are called? Nothing exotic, just a pair of Levis s in their standard rinse color. And should I wear a long sleeve white shirt with this? Also what should a casual vest look like from behind as I can only find ones with a different material backing.
And does a short sleeve shirt work just as well? We eat bombardments of questions for breakfast, Bradley. The dark jeans and Chelsea boots ought to work out fine, though, if you plan to hit the dance floor hard, just be careful not to step on any toes. A long sleeve white dress shirt will work. Vests are generally made with fabric fronts and lined backs. A vest is a layer and adds warmth.
By nature it looks a little weird with short sleeves like shorts and winter boots. Need your input for a nice but casual outfit for this weekend in Atlantic City for the club. I have a grey vest that I want to pair with a black v-neck underneath and my dress watch. Would love a suggestion on style and color of jeans and shoes that would compliment this. A dark wash blue, or even black, is the way to go here.
A standard or slim fit is in order here. If sneakers are your thing, you may not go for those. Would dark wash jeans with a faded patern be ok with a maroon vest? No tie just a vest and white dress shirt and those jeans. We suggest dark wash for pairing with a Black Lapel vest because our vests are a bit dressier than, say, a cotton vest. So in our context a dressier pair of jeans is more appropriate. If the vest in question is more casual, then the jeans can be too, Andrew.
Hey, thanks for always helping. Usually I find my answer without typing. Can I wear a black coat, black vest, white shirt, with great pants to a summer, night time wedding? You should always wear great pants. And now on to our answer…. As Ray Charles would say, night time is the right time for black vests and jackets. The black jacket and vest could work here. Once, for a photo shoot, we needed a photo of the bow tie in a tuxedo.
The model, who was wearing our gray glen plaid pants, slipped on a black jacket and bow tie over a white shirt. The look came off really well. We say go for it, Matthew. Black jeans and brown moccasins, you say? Would this outfit work? If the goal is to move more towards casual, then we recommend moving away from the all-black combo. Neither of those scenarios adds up to a casual look. Instead, go with the gray slacks, the vest, and a more casual knit tie, like a black dotted knit.
With these tweaks this outfit will keep things casual and stylish. Does this style work for most body types? I am broad shouldered and slightly on the heavier side. I really like this look. I want to dress better but Its hard for me to find something that I can casually wear but still look good in. This style does work for a lot of body types. Rather than pairing a white shirt and dark vest, try a light blue shirt with a navy vest.
This will take the emphasis off of your midsection. Fit is important as well. Make sure the vest is long enough to cover your waist. If your shirt is peeking out at the bottom of the vest, that will draw attention to your stomach. Finally, avoid a belt with the vest for the same reason.
With those adjustments, you can add this look to your casual repertoire. Need some help please! My wedding is just a few weeks away and we still do not have the grooms and groomsmen attire. We have looked at several options and browsed lots of styles, in-store and online. We have settled on a more casual look including dress pants, white button up shirt, and tie for groomsmen but want to add a vest to grooms attire. So my question is do we do a lighter color vest with darker pants, same color, or darker vest, lighter pants?
We were looking at black slacks with a medium toned gray vest OR khaki pants with a gray vest. If only we had known about this sooner, we could have gotten your groom and groomsmen decked out in some custom threads! Here he is rocking an outfit that straddles the line between dressy and casual quite well. The color combination of darker brown pants, shoes and tie with the lighter blue shirt and mid-blue vest is a classic.
Can I wear a black pants, black shirt with a golden vest and tie? Even if the back of the vest is white? Your outfit sounds pretty sharp. You guys are awsome. Ever since I came across your site I have been reading pretty much all your replies to everyone. What if I wore a dark gray vest with a light pink shirt and a purple paisley tie? What pants, belt, and shoes would I wear? The strong pattern of the tie and colors of both the shirt and tie would need to be balanced out by a pretty understated lower half.
Try khaki chinos with brown brogues, like the ones we recommended here and a matching brown belt for a classic look. With a silk tie you could dress this look up a bit below the belt with light gray wool slacks.
In that case, brown or black shoes with a matching belt would be appropriate, just stick with more casual styling like loafers to avoid looking like you just forgot the of your suit. Sorry to have some dumb questions, its just that im farely new at this and well im starting to really dig the casual looks, suits and all. I was also curiouse about one of your replies, are glossy or shiny long sleeve shirts under vests bad? We would avoid shiny or glossy shirts under vests or even without vests.
We would just avoid shiny or glossy shirts. There are still many different types of cotton shirts, from twills to oxfords to chambrays. All of these are suitable for wearing under a vest and on their own. I was wondering, can I wear casual cloth like vest, ties dress shirts and dress pants or jeans in the spring time?
By cloth, do you mean cotton or linen? Match the texture of the tie a well. We love knit ties with vests for a bit of texture.
Cotton ties are another good seasonal option for spring. Do you think a dark blue vest match with a white button down shirt, a dark blue jean with a slight fading at the front and at the back and also a light brown sneakers?
And also do you think this outfit is suitable when I want to go out with my friends at the mall? The outfit sounds good, Aizad. The only thing we might edit are the shoes. I am 23 and I just bought a black vest which has dark grey back to it. Can I wear this vest over a crisp white shirt,with dark wash jeans, black and black shoes? Also, I have a black skinny tie but should I go out and buy a knit tie instead? That sounds like a good look, Nick.
The only thing we would advise you to be mindful of is the shoes. Black is the way to go here, but black shoes tend to look pretty formal. As for the tie, we would suggest going with a textured tie. You could also wear a cotton tie, like this one from J. Crew, or even linen, like this one from The Tie Bar, that are just what the doctor ordered for your spring look. Thanks for the quick reply! Does the tie have to be black or can it be another color?
I am a fan of lace-ups, are there potentially a style of lace-ups on the more casual side that I could wear with this outfit? Actually, the cotton and linen ones we linked to both feature gray, but no black. A black knit tie is a great addition to your wardrobe in general, but you can go with just about color you like for the knit tie option. As for the lace-ups, there are a lot of ways to go more casual with them. Brogues are generally more casual than smooth leather.
We also love shoes with contrasting soles for a more casual touch. The main thing is to avoid the cap-toe oxfords that look great with a suit but look a little too dressy with jeans or casual chinos. Family pics coming up with siblings and spouses. Sounds like a family that takes their photography seriously, Jesse. All of the guidelines about fit above apply. As for color, we love medium gray vests. A white shirt is a fail-safe, but if you want to go with a color, try a light blue like this twill or this light blue oxford.
As for the shoes, we could write a whole story on the types and colors of shoes every man should have in his wardrobe. Oh wait, we already did! If we had to pick just one pair of the shoes we mentioned in that article to wear for the rest of our days, it would be the Charles Tyrwhitt brown brogues.
I need to know if my shiny green tie kelly green kind of colour would work or would i need a black one. Also shoes, would i need to wear smarter shoes or would black and lime green skate shoes be ok? That said, there are definitely several colors in between kelly green and black and we fully encourage you to explore the full spectrum. A note on the shoes, going dressier is always a classy move but coordinating other accessories with the shoes is important as well. Said kelly green tie may not work so well with a pair of dark brown wingtips.
The dresscode is smart casual and most of us will be going out bar hopping later after the dinner. How does a grey waistcoat and trousers; matching , crisp white shirt, with dark brown brogue shoes and dark brown leather watch sound? I was thinking of wearing a skinny tie or bow tie as well as a leather belt that that match up with the shoes.
Start with a tie and you can loosen the knot and roll up your sleeves for a bit of sprezz as the night goes on. Remember to sport a pocket square and stay stylish!
Curious, having a work launch party and I plan on wearing dark wash jeans, grey vest and undecided about the shirt and shoes. Thought about lavender shirt, brown belt and brown shoes. This is a good, laid-back look. We would caution you on one thing: While matching your belt color to your shoes color is smart, we would avoid the belt if possible.
Under a vest belts create a bulge around the buckle that can look a little awkward. If you need another way to hold the pants up, you can try one of our secret tricks and wear suspenders under the vest. We can do some special customizations on your vest that might work. Please contact our concierge team at concierge gmail. I like the idea of being able to accessorize the outfit with a vest and just curious on what color to really go with for the vest.
To get one of these vests, contact our concierge team at concierge blacklapel. Hi i am going to wear a pair of darkish jeans and a white shirt, a charcoal grey vest and brown boots. This outfit begs for a textured tie. Instead try neutrals like navy or medium gray. If you really want to have some fun with it, try Mr. Cord with a gray pattern on the front that will stand out and you can let the brown in the back of the tie peek out to perfectly accent the brown boots.
Bonus points, this tie is great for suiting up with a charcoal suit as well. I have a black slim fitted vest that I want to use and a multitude of t-shirts and quite a few button ups.
I would appreciate any advice, and am more than willing to send pictures of specific outfits on request. The old adage about black going with everything is a half-truth. Try it with darker reds, blues and purples and the whole look turns dark and dour. Alas, you can still make the vest work, you just have to boost the contrast with lighter colors like light blue and white shirts.
Also, a black knit tie and a crisply folded pocket square can go a long way toward making this outfit come off better.
The other thing to consider is how this vest can work as just a layer. While the above is all about how to make the vest the centerpiece of your look, you can drop in the vest under a light gray suit or under a gray blazer of a different textures i. I dig the idea of a pocket square, and will have to make a point out of picking a few up soon.
And, yes, grab some pocket squares. Here are some good starting points for your collection , plus a huge list of favorites from readers like you. Good afternoon, I was hoping for some advice. I have a wool charcoal pin stripe vest, dark wash slim fit jeans, lavender shirt and a tie that works with the shirt.
I was wondering if I could wear a dark brown suede jacket with this combo? If so, what colour shoes would you suggest? If you nix the jacket, I have a charcoal double breasted overcoat, or a dark grey biker style jacket I could use. The biker jacket is intriguing, Matt. Of all of the choices, this sounds the most unexpected and we like a little unexpectedness in our pairings like this puffer vest with a suit.
We would also steer clear of the double-breasted overcoat, which sounds too formal for this look. Regardless of the top layer, a pair of loafers or monk straps, like the ones we highlighted here , ought to do the trick with a pair of jeans.
I have a charcoal grey 3 piece suit of which the vest has a black back. Can the vest be worn by itself with the suit pants or jeans or do should I get a vest that is wholly the same material? We give you our blessing to wear that vest with other clothes, Tom. We love this look. All of the above advice still applies. Just email concierge blacklapel. Going to a more casual dance and really need a casual vest outfit. Can you help me with an outfit idea??
I am younger and can pull a lot of stuff. To get attention without overdoing it, stay away from busy patterns, but nail the details.
Pair the above with a freshly laundered white shirt and a solid, non-silk you said you wanted it to be pretty casual tie that echoes the color of the pants and like this. Thinking of wearing a light purple shirt with a grey vest. For the jeans should I wear solid black jeans or dark blue? Shoes will be black.
Vest has black buttons?? Both dark blue and black jeans would work for this look. If you want the light purple to stand out more, go with black jeans no other colors to compete with it in the outfit. Would never be gold lame. Thinking about changing the shirt to a red or rose pink. What type denim would be best suited? Still tough to be too specific with a recommendation without seeing the vest but the red and pink shirt options sound like just what the doctor ordered.
When in doubt err in the side of slim, dark, non-distressed denim. It never goes out of style. How about a gold vest, black long sleeve shirt and a black leather clarks? The vest is gold at the front with a pattern and black at the back. What kind of denim would best fit? If you mean gold, as in gold lamé then we will have to give you a big thumbs down.
The richness of caramel khaki works better with white or a color, like light blue or pink for the shirt and rich brown for the shoe. We like jeans for this look. Whatever the case, denim is a classic pairing with this look. I would wear gray or black shoes with the pictured outfit. Or match the shoe color with a casual tie. I just purchased a gray herringbone vest with an ink blue shirt and I was wondering if I could wear a skinny black tie with it as well.
If not, could I get a few combinations that would work well. That said, if the shirt is too dark it could the black tie and gray vest could make for a generally dull look. Yes, you CAN, wear a black short sleeve shirt under a white vest. If you could do the latter, the former would be the perfect outfit otherwise, steer clear.
Should the vest be all one color? I wanted to wear a light gray front green back vest with a black dress shirt and darker gray skinny jeans, for a sort of casual look with a rocker look too. Black Lapel vests come with fabric on the front and Bemberg lining on the back. You can choose another lining color, though, for the back to get the desired effect and, upon special request, you can even get a vest that is fabric on both the front and back.
In your case, Kieth, we suggest something like our Cool Gray four-button with Sky Blue lining on the back for that casual, rocker look. Everything goes with black. The only pants or shirt color we would suggest avoiding is brown. For a cool look try Light Gray Glen Plaid pants and a white shirt. Where do I get these kind of clothes? The vest and shirt above are both available from Black Lapel. If you are opting for a more casual look, then dark wash jeans always work.
She will be wearing a grey sweater dress from Inc. I am planning to wear a pair of black Banana Republic slacks, Marc Anthony slim textured white shirt. I am trying to decide what color vest to buy and what color tie to wear as well. A black and white, shirt and pants outfit leaves the door pretty wide open, Pete.
The varsity move, is to keep things neutral neutral with a Solid Cool Gray vest. This would allow you to wear the vest with just about anything after your party nobody needs a one-hit wonder in their closet.
As for ties, the Mr. Cord by Armstrong and Wilson would bring just the right amount of pattern to this all solid outfit and, again, would be highly wearable after the party because it looks great with everything from a suit to jeans. Follow the advice above and you looking stylish will never come as a surprise to anyone ever again. Quick opinion for firm holdiay party dress.
Very casual place so the dress varies greatly among people. Trying to decide between charcoal or black vest and brown or black shoes. I am a big pile of indecision. Well you get points for having a sense of humor about it. The charcoal vest will look better with the texture of the shirt and the brown shoes will keep things from getting too serious. I picked up an old vest from a thrift shop — medium grey front, brown back.
If I pair it with dark blue jeans, do you have any suggestions for a color shirt and maybe tie too? Just about every shirt in your closest barring maybe a black one will play nicely with this vest and jeans. I am looking at a rocker, psuedo-casual look for New Years; a dark, pale red, short-sleeved shirt or dark salmon , with black vest and jeans. What would be the best jeans and footwear combo to go with these? Taking note I no longer have long hair like my avatar suggests; I have a short, faux-hawk style these days.
As for pants, it sounds like a casual look so jeans are the way to go, Brian. Lighter ones will work with a black vest. And to take the rocker look all the way, black boots would be in order. Try some of the sleeker, but still durable options from brands like Geox or the beautiful new boot offering from Jack Erwin.
Justin, we think you might be over-thinking it but feel free to shoot us a photo of the outfit to our stylists at concierge blacklapel. Hi I want a new look for night out. Ive got a really nice pair of black jeans, black shoes, black belt and skinny black tie.
If you do want to step it up a notch, bring a little bit of textural contrast to this look. Try a textured tie or a black and white striped knit tie. Both look great under a vest. I want to wear matching colored black pants with a vest and tie should the vest be a casual suit vest or a more leather looking style vest, if not a tie what kind of shirt as in a plain one or something with patterns of some sort on it?
The goal of your casual outfit should be to look like you just threw something on and it looks great. That outfit sounds on point, Ross. One styling tip on the jeans, though. I have a casual yet high class dinner party this weekend. I am planning to wear a blue partywear shirt, a pair of black jeans, a brown collared woolen vest and dark brown sneakers.. Also, black seems like an odd jeans color for wearing with a brown vest.
Im going to a Nordstrom interview and was wondering if this outfit would work? Im considering tan slacks and a white button down, sleeves wont be rolled up. Also Im wearing dress shoes. The questions are belt or no belt? Do you think slacks are ok? This is not the story to look to for advice on what to wear to an interview.
I have another, probably more functional question… do you have any tips on how to secure the extra bit of the vest adjustment strap? So I have this nice dark gray vest from Express, solid white dress shirt from Express, dark blue jeans and dark brown suede shoes from JCrew… how big of a sin is it to mix brands? I have dark grey vest.. Do I need to pair up it with black trousers or dark blue jeans??? Will glossy grey shirt go with it?? Dark pants or dark wash denim are a safe bet with a dark gray vest.
In our opinion a glossy gray shirt goes best with a stack of clothes to be donated. The only thing in your closet that should be glossy is a pair of well-shined shoes. I was thinking about rocking a vest with a shirt gray, blue or white. I have 3 vests black, navy blue and navy blue pin stripes. Should i go khakis or dress pants? And what vest, shirt and tie combo would you suggest? There are a lot of possible combinations here, Dipen. This comment sounded vaguely like a word problem from the probability section of a math textbook.
This story is about wearing the vest casually, so usually we would suggest the white shirt, navy blue vest and khakis and a knit tie to pull together this casual look. It begs the question, are you sure casual is what you want to do here? A jacket either a suit or a blazer and dress pants might be the way to go. What do you think of vests with designs? Tribal was in for a while and I think we some denim it could work. Available in 1X, 2X and 3X.
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