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When I see a color/pattern combo that I like a lot, Luciano Barbera is somehow involved much more than his fair share of the time.
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When I see a color/pattern combo that I like a lot, Luciano Barbera is somehow involved much more than his fair share of the time.

Agreed + 1
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Folding instructions my brother made to accompany Post-Imperial Pocket Squares.

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^^^Nice presentation Tirailleur
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Could use some advice/examples for an upcoming wedding of a friend of mine, who I have fortunately been able to have some influence on what we wear. Basically we are going with charcoal 3-piece suits, and some form of lavender grenadine tie similar to this:

 

 

 

 

 

The bride has been very out of the weeds thankfully, but has asked that the color gold be incorporated somehow into our outfits. My thought with the charcoal 3 piece and this tie would be some kind of mixed color (paisley maybe?) navy blue/gold/something pocketsquare that brings out the color of the tie without being obvious. Any recommendations/ideas?

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Originally Posted by PiCcolocV View Post

Could use some advice/examples for an upcoming wedding of a friend of mine, who I have fortunately been able to have some influence on what we wear. Basically we are going with charcoal 3-piece suits, and some form of lavender grenadine tie similar to this:

 

 

 

 

 

The bride has been very out of the weeds thankfully, but has asked that the color gold be incorporated somehow into our outfits. My thought with the charcoal 3 piece and this tie would be some kind of mixed color (paisley maybe?) navy blue/gold/something pocketsquare that brings out the color of the tie without being obvious. Any recommendations/ideas?

 

IMHO "gold" does not compliment this shade of "lavender," but then again "gold" can cover a pretty wide spectrum.

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IMHO "gold" does not compliment this shade of "lavender," but then again "gold" can cover a pretty wide spectrum.

I agree, which is why I am trying to make it a small component of an accessory via the square vs. something horrible like the tie or vest. My thought is the foundation of the square would be a navy blue to ground it, I just need accent colors in it of gold and _______ to have it merge well with the charcoal and tie. But, I will absolutely defer to the experts here on a different approach. 

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I agree, which is why I am trying to make it a small component of an accessory via the square vs. something horrible like the tie or vest. My thought is the foundation of the square would be a navy blue to ground it, I just need accent colors in it of gold and _______ to have it merge well with the charcoal and tie. But, I will absolutely defer to the experts here on a different approach. 

 

I think you're missing what I meant, i.e., maybe change the tie to a hue that is more complementary or analogous to "gold."  Anything "gold" that is noticeable in even a square is still going to make it off of the mark with this lavender tie.

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Ok, great, thanks. It took a tremendous effort to convince the couple and the people we rented from that groomsmen wearing matching ties to bridesmaids dresses would result in me throwing myself off a cliff - the bridesmaids are wearing a dark plum, so I thought keeping it in the same general color family but in a contrasting and somewhat complementary shade of purple might be ok. If we went with a more typical wedding tie like one of these http://www.samhober.com/formal-wedding-silk-ties/, would that be more approachable, and if so again any suggestions would be great.

 

Basically, is there any way to find a tie/pocket square combo that includes some (even if small) component of gold, and a purple that contrasts enough with dark plum to not look terrible? Again, context of solid charcoal and white shirt. 

 

 

 

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I think you're missing what I meant, i.e., maybe change the tie to a hue that is more complementary or analogous to "gold."  Anything "gold" that is noticeable in even a square is still going to make it off of the mark with this lavender tie.

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^you are actually asking a very difficult question. There is a general opinion that a bad square can ruin a whole outfit. There are some in this forum who have strong opinions about what squares work and which ones don't for a particular outfit. Most of the square combinations in this thread would probably fail. You can check out the "good taste" thread for some ideas of what works and what doesn't.
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I have this one:



http://www.barneys.com/Seaward-Stearn-Paisley-Pocket-Square/00505023404465,default,pd.html

Does that count as "gold" or is it more of a mustard or something?
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I have this one:



http://www.barneys.com/Seaward-Stearn-Paisley-Pocket-Square/00505023404465,default,pd.html

Does that count as "gold" or is it more of a mustard or something?

 

This is the "issue" with trying to match or suggest colors here - we don't know what "gold" means to PiC.  

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Ok, great, thanks. It took a tremendous effort to convince the couple and the people we rented from that groomsmen wearing matching ties to bridesmaids dresses would result in me throwing myself off a cliff - the bridesmaids are wearing a dark plum, so I thought keeping it in the same general color family but in a contrasting and somewhat complementary shade of purple might be ok. If we went with a more typical wedding tie like one of these http://www.samhober.com/formal-wedding-silk-ties/, would that be more approachable, and if so again any suggestions would be great.

 

Basically, is there any way to find a tie/pocket square combo that includes some (even if small) component of gold, and a purple that contrasts enough with dark plum to not look terrible? Again, context of solid charcoal and white shirt. 

 

 

 

 

BTW, I think this might be a question better posed in the wedding taste thread, more because of the fact that the answer may run contrary to what the typical wisdom may be in this particular thread, i.e., think about a silver grenadine or wedding tie and a white linen square.

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Well, I read this forum for hours every day but had no idea there was a wedding taste thread. Thanks. teacha.gif

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BTW, I think this might be a question better posed in the wedding taste thread, more because of the fact that the answer may run contrary to what the typical wisdom may be in this particular thread, i.e., think about a silver grenadine or wedding tie and a white linen square.

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Well, I read this forum for hours every day but had no idea there was a wedding taste thread. Thanks. teacha.gif

 

No problemo, mi amigo.  buena suerte.

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