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Colours that 'work' with peach/salmon pink

post #1 of 11
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Long time lurker, first time poster. I am experiencing an unusual wardrobe quandry: I recently acquired a very fine double-breasted, linen waistcoat with lapels, for wearing with morning dress. It is a colour I don't normally wear - a salmon-pink/peach but is such a fine garment, that fits me fantastically, and is in such thick Irish linen, that I couldn't leave it behind. My dilemma is what to pair it with - something I am finding difficult as I don't normally wear this colour. I was thinking very pale blue shirt and a powder blue (almost silver) tie, or a lavender tie but am not sure about any of those. Will go to Jermyn Street and try a load of shirts and ties but some suggestions before then would be a huge help. Can the greater wisdom of SF please help with such a sartorial question?
post #2 of 11
I'd keep everything else relatively neutral... so white shirt, navy pants, maybe a grey glenplaid tie. otherwise, say grey pants, white shirt, red tie...
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post #4 of 11
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Originally Posted by Master-Classter View Post
I'd keep everything else relatively neutral... so white shirt, navy pants, maybe a grey glenplaid tie.
otherwise, say grey pants, white shirt, red tie...
Wearing it with morning dress - so black is the order of most of it: black tails, grey/black striped trousers. White shirt, red tie could work though.

Mr Moo: a good look, although mine is a paler shade, and a touch more salmony.
post #5 of 11
Chocolate brown.
post #6 of 11
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Originally Posted by fat al View Post
Wearing it with morning dress - so black is the order of most of it: black tails, grey/black striped trousers. White shirt, red tie could work though.

Ah, sorry, didn't remember that.
post #7 of 11
When I'm in this dilema I look to nature for color/texture combo suggestions. 1) The cantaloupe. Observe the tan & green. 2) The Bird Of Paradise flower. Study the colors. [img] http://3.bp.blogspot.com/_sHAMJrMlSL...f_paradise.jpg [/img] just kidding. Hope this helps stir the creative juices.
post #8 of 11
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It does. Thank you.
post #9 of 11
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Originally Posted by Man Of Lint View Post
When I'm in this dilema I look to nature for color/texture combo suggestions.

SNIP

Hope this helps stir the creative juices.

Awesome post!
post #10 of 11
Thread Starter 
Just to let you know, I settled on an ivory shirt and a pale blue tie. The combination looks good - will post pics if I get a chance. I trawled Jermyn Street looking for the right shirt - blues and greens sounded the way to go but all looked a bit too busy. The ivory, on the other hand, really complements the peach/salmon. In the end I got a shirt at Favourbrook, specially cut for wearing with a waistcoat (which I hadn't seen before). The collar is longer in the points, so that it sits beneath the waistcoat rather than on top of it. Not much good for wearing without a waistcoat (unless you are going to a 70s fancy dress party) but great with one. Thanks for all the suggestions.
post #11 of 11
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A long time later: http://www.styleforum.net/attachment...1&d=1277368187 This picture washes out the white of the shirt a little. Have since worn the same waistcoat and shirt with a red/gold checked Dunhill tie which also looked good. Thanks again for the suggestions. Al
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