Boards.ie uses cookies. By continuing to browse this site you are agreeing to our use of cookies. Click here to find out more x
Post Reply  
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
24-02-2012, 18:14   #1
seachto7
Registered User
 
seachto7's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2008
Posts: 4,920
Dark Grey Suit - what colour shoes and shirt ideas?

Hi all,

Just looking for some advice. I rarely wear suits, mayve once or twice a year, but the last few times have been wearing the same thing - dark grey suit, black shoes which I have had for almost 10 years now (!!!) and a light purple shirt and tie.

I like the dark grey suit, but should get another pair of shoes. I was thinking of dark brown? Would this work?

I might either stick with the purple shirt or might invest in a new one?

Any ideas? Should I stick with a new pair of black shoes instead? I would probably wear the shoes again, so was thinking if I got brogues, they would go with "non suit wearing"......?
seachto7 is offline  
Advertisement
25-02-2012, 15:11   #2
thefa
Registered User
 
Join Date: Jan 2010
Posts: 250
Light blue shirt with a dark blue/navy tie looks good i think.
thefa is offline  
26-02-2012, 16:37   #3
seachto7
Registered User
 
seachto7's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2008
Posts: 4,920
Yep, that could work.....black shoes?
seachto7 is offline  
26-02-2012, 17:34   #4
aristocat
Registered User
 
Join Date: Jan 2012
Location: Dublin
Posts: 178
Why don't you bring the trousers with you whenever you are purchasing the shirt/tie/shoes? The shop assistants should be willing and able to advise you on what to buy. They will know exactly what is available and have lots of experience in trends and what will look best with that colour. IMO the style of shoe would depend also on the cut of the trouser. Some more fitted trousers would look best with tapered shoes, whereas the brogues you suggest would look good with a wider fitted trouser. I
don't think it matters where you go, it just depends on price range. Diffneys/Arnotts/Marks & Spencer etc are all good. Don't know where you are wearing the outfit, but in general, the quality of the shirt/tie will either make a suit look more expensive or less expensive. Probably worth spending a little more for better quality. Good luck!
aristocat is offline  
27-02-2012, 01:30   #5
seachto7
Registered User
 
seachto7's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2008
Posts: 4,920
The pants would be a wider fit, pretty regular suit.......
I'll go for the quality then! Will be worn for a wedding....
seachto7 is offline  
Advertisement
27-02-2012, 22:19   #6
BDJW
Moderator
 
BDJW's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2004
Location: Dublin
Posts: 14,908
For a dark grey suit, I would stick with black shoes
BDJW is offline  
27-02-2012, 23:32   #7
seachto7
Registered User
 
seachto7's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2008
Posts: 4,920
was thinking the same myself. Will stick with black shoes, but will try a light blue shirt and dark blue/navy tie....

The suit could be called "charcoal" more than dark grey....
seachto7 is offline  
28-02-2012, 22:54   #8
Milk & Honey
Banned
 
Join Date: Oct 2007
Posts: 1,911
White shirt, some red in the tie.
Milk & Honey is offline  
Thanks from:
02-03-2012, 23:04   #9
muletide
Registered User
 
Join Date: Nov 2005
Location: 6353 Wantabo, Apt 6
Posts: 1,340
Quote:
Originally Posted by Milk & Honey View Post
White shirt, some red in the tie.
You can't beat a good quality white shirt and a nice rich red tie with a dark suit. But they bothmust be of decent quality. I have a couple of white shirts and red ties and they never fail to impress
muletide is offline  
Advertisement
04-03-2012, 14:41   #10
Varkov
Registered User
 
Varkov's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2007
Location: Maynooth via Leixlip
Posts: 1,174
The white shirt, red tie combo can look very severe. Same with the blue shirt, yellow tie power combo.

I wore this to my most recent IT job interview (Got the job ) But also wore it to a funeral (Everyone reckoned I looked very well in it), and reckon it would work well for a party type function.



Wore the same suit with a light blue shirt and Navy tie for the first round of the interview.

Stick to a black leather belt and shoes with the charcoal suit. But you could try a different style.



Varkov is offline  
04-03-2012, 16:40   #11
seachto7
Registered User
 
seachto7's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2008
Posts: 4,920
I ended up going for a blue shirt and blue tie, and black shoes. Wasn't much choice for shoes on the day I went shopping, so got generic black shoes, no laces, which were ok. The ones in the pics would have been nice to get, but no harm done..........
seachto7 is offline  
Post Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Remove Text Formatting
Bold
Italic
Underline

Insert Image
Wrap [QUOTE] tags around selected text
 
Decrease Size
Increase Size
Please sign up or log in to join the discussion

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search



Share Tweet