does anybody know a site or rules regarding correct color combination of long sleeved shirts and formal pants?

Im new to this formal stuff to wear...to work. I've always been a shirt and jeans guy so...im kinda worried my colors and patterns wouldn't match.

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  • 1 decade ago
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    Rule of thumb - you can never ever go wrong with just a plain white shirt. And if you get french cuffs and a nice pair of cuff links - WOW - you will look great.

    * Business/professional/conservative - dark conservative suit in solid, pinstripe, or subtle plaid.

    * Informal business casual environment – coordinated sport coat or blazer with khakis, chinos, or gabardine trousers.

    * Shirts – long-sleeved dress shirt in solid colors such as white, cream, or light blue.

    * Necktie – medium width silk ties in solids, stripes, and small patterns. Tip of the tie should touch the top of the belt.

    * Shoes & Socks – dressy slip-ons and lace-up shoes in black, burgundy, or dark brown. Dark color or neutral over-the-calf socks coordinated to trousers. White sport socks and athletic shoes are out of place.

    * Belts & Accessories – leather belts in black, burgundy, or dark brown to match trousers or shoes. Avoid flashy cufflinks, rings, or neck chains. Trim-styled watch with leather or good-quality metal band. Wedding bands and conservative rings are appropriate, but limit one per hand. No earrings.

    * Hair, Skin & Fragrance – hair should be clean and neatly combed. No “five-o’clock shadow”; facial hair should be groomed and trimmed. Go light on after shave products and avoid colognes. Cover tattoos.

    For more helpful tips, visit your local library and review some etiquette books. These are the type of books that have the answers you are looking for.

  • 1 decade ago

    Start with some basic colors in dress pants. Black, navy, gray, tan or brown. Buy shirts in solid colors. White is always safe, as is almost any shade of blue. I would avoid bright colors such as orange, purples and pinks until you see what others in your environment are wearing. If you are expected to wear a tie, that is where you can add a bit of pattern and more color. Again, pay attention to what others around you are wearing. Stick with diagonal stripes or small dotted patterns. Wear socks that match the pants you are wearing. Make sure belts and shoes match, black shoes/black belt, brown shoes, brown belt.

  • 1 decade ago

    Well,not really.Fashion trends keep changing.So the best thing is to go by your own personal style and fashion sense.Anyways try wearing a dark coloured jacket with a light coloured shirt over jeans.This semi-formal look is said to be really in.

  • 1 decade ago

    mmhh... some tips to be almost 100% safe:

    1. stick to classic - fancy fashion is alright but ur either really good or a disaster.

    2. avoid mixing paters: squares, lines (or flowers.....). you can mix them but it gets harder.

    3. colour matching. again, the less colours you have on, the easier it is. if you stick with black, grey, white you are always safe. i would avoid mixing dark blue with black, even tho white shirt with blue lines or pattern looks good with black pants.

    shoes: match the belt!

    again, to be safe stick to classic and don't try nothing too fancy...

    good luck ;)

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  • 1 decade ago

    try to keep things classic!!!

    pants: grey, black, or blue...possibly brown or light brown if its a not so formal place.

    shirts: stay away from wild patterns, and you should stay with colours like light pink, light blue and white....

    http://www.askmen.com/fashion/fashiontip_250/273_f...

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Formal_dress

    http://shopping.gourt.com/Clothing/Formal-Wear.htm...

    casual wear:

    http://www.singleguyadvisor.com/man-fashion-tip.ht...

  • lappin
    Lv 4
    3 years ago

    ru a woman or a man. if a man, idk. if u r a woman, take a look at red, turquoise, or, if feeling daring, pink. base it on ur temper and epidermis tone. earthy, inexperienced, preppy red, and so on. simply be certain u r secure w/ the colour

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