Black Sports Coat w/Khakis

Discussion in 'General Attire & Accoutrements' started by texashatman, Jan 6, 2010.

  1. texashatman

    texashatman Familiar Face

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    I've had a blue collar job most of my life but have recently moved into management. My workplace is basically business casual. My question is whether it's acceptable to wear a black sports coat with khakis. If it is should I pare this with black shoes and belt or would brown belt and shoes be okay.

    I have outgrown all my black and grey pants and I normally wear a blue jacket so this is kinda new to me. Any guidance would be much appreciated.
     
  2. norton

    norton One of the Regulars

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    I do it all the time. I have a black blazer that I normally wear with khakis. I usually wear cordovan or brown shoes and belt.
     
  3. texashatman

    texashatman Familiar Face

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    Thanks Norton. I've always been very casual and wearing a suit or sports jacket is new to me.
     
  4. Edward

    Edward Bartender

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    The bottom line is: whatever looks right in person.... though I would myself be wary of pairing the black jacket with brown shoes and accessories. I'd stick with black for those too.
     
  5. Sam Craig

    Sam Craig One Too Many

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    Keep it slick

    I think it depends on the cut of the slacks and the make of the sports coat.

    Some slacks can be worn at a desk ... up and down — you, not the slacks ... and still look dressy enough for a jacket by the middle of the day.

    Others, by the time you have that noon meeting, look like they were dug out of the hamper.

    Maybe slacks that have a looser hang and are wrinkle free would work best.

    Stick with darker shoes and belt with the black jacket, too. It will all come together.:eusa_clap
     
  6. avedwards

    avedwards Call Me a Cab

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    I think it is a nice look, but I think black shoes are a must and a black belt is preferred as brown is simply too much of a clash. However, if you're into cloth belts a blue cloth belt works too, though I personally prefer leather belts. Of course if you wear braces the problem is overcome very easily.
     
  7. "Black and Tans" the times of the troubles

    Depends on the shade of khaki. It's at least a change from the 'safe' gray or stone trousers.
     

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