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September 17, 2014

Sleek Greys: Raising the Bar in Your After 5 Style

You’re getting ready for a formal function or dinner out at a great restaurant, so you’re looking to step up your game a little, right? For many gents, that means black. A black suit or jacket. A black button-down shirt or sweater. Black trousers or jeans. We’re here to tell you that grey does the same thing, and this season, is even more stylishly sophisticated. It’s an ideal alternative to black for a night out. It reads just as sleek, but adds a level of sartorial thought, if you know what we mean. Anyone can wear black, but it takes just a little bit of know-how to pull off a beautiful grey piece for evening. And lucky for us, that’s what we’re here for.
Let us know what you think in the comments below. Check back tomorrow for the key grey pieces for your casual wardrobe. Whatever the occasion, we’ve got you covered.
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Vince - Wool Knit Blazer
Wool Knit Blazer
Vince
Sold by: Saks Fifth Avenue

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This contemporary fit wool knit blazer from Vince does it all, making it an ideal item for your wardrobe - it can be a sport coat, a sweater or an outwear jacket. How’s that for diversity? And that’s especially useful when you’re planning your look for an evening out. The dark grey color works with dark wash jeans and, really, any pants. As a sport coat, wear it with cotton twill pants, a thin wool or cashmere sweater and pattern shirt. Alternatively, add a sweater vest, shirt and optional tie. As a sweater, wear it with jeans or cotton twill pants and a sophisticated pattern or solid shirt. As an outerwear piece, it just becomes a great jacket to keep you warm. Phew.
http://store-us.hugoboss.com/boss-pasolini-movie-classic-fit-virgin-wool-suit/hbna50229482.html BOSS Hugo Boss - Pasolini/Movie Virgin Wool Suit
BOSS Hugo Boss - Pasolini/Movie Virgin Wool Suit
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BOSS Hugo Boss - Pasolini/Movie Virgin Wool Suit
Pasolini/Movie Virgin Wool Suit
BOSS Hugo Boss
Sold by: Hugo Boss

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A solid dark grey suit works so well for your formal after 5 events - be it a wedding, a dinner at a 5-star restaurant or a business event. This all-wool Hugo Boss in a rich charcoal color is a great choice. The look is modern and the fit is Hugo Boss’s “general fit” so it really does look good on most gents. A trimmer choice would be this Hugo Boss suit. For dressier occasions, wear a spread collar white shirt, maybe with French cuffs, and a classic tie. Keep the tie width to 3 inches or less for a look that fits with the suit. If you’re feeling more casual, wear a dark solid or pattern shirt. Either way, wear a classic oxford or cap toe shoe with this one.

http://www.neimanmarcus.com/Peter-Millar-Loro-Piana-Italian-Wool-Pants-Charcoal/prod163400166_cat50070749__/p.prod Peter Millar - Loro Piana Italian Wool Pants
Peter Millar - Loro Piana Italian Wool Pants
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Peter Millar - Loro Piana Italian Wool Pants
Loro Piana Italian Wool Pants
Peter Millar
Sold by: Neiman Marcus

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A charcoal grey wool pair of pants is a valuable part of any gent’s wardrobe – they are your baseline for a dressier look that doesn’t require a suit. For example, they are the key pants choice for any sport coat in their neutral coloring (we especially like navy or a smart pattern coat with them). And they dress up a sweater or button down shirt in no time. Invest in this luxury version from Peter Millar in Lora Piana wool – one of the highest quality fabric makers in the world. They are truly lush, and super comfortable, in their classic fit. Wear them with a rich cashmere sweater for an evening out.

http://shop.nordstrom.com/s/boss-hugo-boss-mason-slim-fit-sport-shirt/3832540 BOSS Hugo Boss - Mason Slim Fit Sport Shirt
BOSS Hugo Boss - Mason Slim Fit Sport Shirt
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BOSS Hugo Boss - Mason Slim Fit Sport Shirt
Mason Slim Fit Sport Shirt
BOSS Hugo Boss
Sold by: Nordstrom

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This dark grey sleek Hugo Boss contemporary fitting shirt is the perfect “going out” shirt. The contrast lining at the cuffs and collar give it a little fun pop, and the smooth sheen of the deep fabric looks really modern with dark wash jeans. If the night requires a sport coat, keep the look going with a solid black or dark navy one.
http://shop.nordstrom.com/s/canali-regular-fit-check-sport-shirt/3776473 Canali - Regular Fit Check Sport Shirt
Canali - Regular Fit Check Sport Shirt
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Canali - Regular Fit Check Sport Shirt
Regular Fit Check Sport Shirt
Canali
Sold by: Nordstrom

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Pattern shirts can be just as sleek for a dressier, but not formal, night out option. Canali offers a classic fit, suitable for the classic and timeless luxury this Italian made shirt offers. The sophisticated grey/blue pattern looks so smart with charcoal, black and navy sweaters, as well as blazers of the same colors.



http://www.jmclaughlin.com/catalog/product/view/id/28295/s/clinton-trim-fit-in-heather-grey-plaid/category/127/ J. McLaughlin - Clinton Trim Fit Shirt
J. McLaughlin - Clinton Trim Fit Shirt
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J. McLaughlin - Clinton Trim Fit Shirt
Clinton Trim Fit Shirt
J. McLaughlin
Sold by: J. McLaughlin

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For a more casual dinner or drinks evening, a dark grey plaid shirt with a pop of color looks stylish and easy. This contemporary fitting one from J.McLaughlin is simply great looking. The colors are truly spot-on for this season, pairing the dark heathered grey with deep green and brown. While there is no disputing that this shirt looks amazing on its own, you can really turn the style barometer up a notch by pairing it with a dark navy blazer and dark grey washed jeans.
http://www.barneys.com/on/demandware.store/Sites-BNY-Site/default/Product-Show?pid=503619882 John Varvatos - Bowery Jeans
John Varvatos - Bowery Jeans
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John Varvatos - Bowery Jeans
Bowery Jeans
John Varvatos
Sold by: Barneys New York

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As we’ve talked about, dark grey jeans are so spot-on this season – they really are your key pant this fall. They work with everything, like blue denim does, but with a fresh, masculine edge. That is clearly visible in these trimmer fitting John Varvatos jeans (still take your normal size, they’re not THAT trim, they just have a narrower straight leg). This deep dyed charcoal can be dressed up for blazers. They look great with a solid cardigan sweater and dark plaid shirt. But you will find endless uses for them.
 

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