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I think the conventional wisdom about white shirts goes too far. Especially with lighter ties with light jackets, white looks great IMO.
post #57257 of 78722
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Originally Posted by sugarbutch View Post

I think the conventional wisdom about white shirts goes too far. Especially with lighter ties with light jackets, white looks great IMO.

 

Thanks.  I should have clarified.  It wasn't a decision made pursuant to conventional anti-white shirt wisdom, but rather in avoidance of a total washout.

post #57258 of 78722
Butch. IIRC u said in the ' in praise / brown' thread that its yo fav color- i can see why. Gr8 look
post #57259 of 78722
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Originally Posted by rudals1281 View Post

. I am returning some and will never buy another navy tie again. What colours would you suggest?
Dont go reds. esp not in DC

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Interesting thought but not so sure about that. Big 'like' fits r often more quirky than classically elegant. Dont get me wrong, they usually nice fits, but MC nice rathet than RL nice
post #57260 of 78722
X-post from the The unusually colored shirt challenge:




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Very proper bespoke Steven Hitchcock velvet/grosgrain Dinner coat/bow, Budd collar, Turnbull & Asser PS - and "fun" Budd evening shirt made up of odd ends and pieces with proper Marcella front/cuffs!

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post #57261 of 78722

I think Patrick has a point in that I would avoid royal blue ties.  Navy blue ties, on the other hand, look beautiful with a navy blue suit.  

 

The general rule is that for elegant dress it's best to avoid bright colors, so navy would be preferred over royal, and dark burgundy over red.  Let me illustrate using red:

 

Red (avoid):
 

 

 

Burgundy (acceptable, though I would prefer navy):
 

 

Here are examples in blue.  Royal (avoid):

 

 

Navy (beautiful, as shown by Mr. Ralph Lauren):

 

 

Our much missed friend, from a recent August 8th post on his blog, voxsartoria.com:

 

 

 

Overall, though, I would relax.  A royal blue tie is professionally acceptable, as suggested by the fact that the President of the United States is wearing one.  For that matter, he also wears red ties.  But there are more attractive options, especially navy blue.  

post #57262 of 78722

One other piece of advice on ties is to choose matte finishes over the shiny jacquard weaves that are popular today. 

 

Shiny jacquard (avoid)

 

 

 

Matte twill (preferable)

 

 

The navy color in the second tie is also more elegant than the brighter royal blue in the first tie.

post #57263 of 78722
I pulled 3 navy blue ties and they're now in a shopping bag. I am going to return them all...but I am lost on which clours to go with besides the suggested dark burbundy. Thanks for the examples. Very helpful. The royal blue unfortunately cannot be returned so it will go on my grille along with that one charvet
post #57264 of 78722

x post shirt challenge

 

 

shirt is green white candy stripe from 35/65 LC fabric.

 

 

post #57265 of 78722
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Originally Posted by rudals1281 View Post

I pulled 3 navy blue ties and they're now in a shopping bag. I am going to return them all...but I am lost on which clours to go with besides the suggested dark burbundy. Thanks for the examples. Very helpful. The royal blue unfortunately cannot be returned so it will go on my grille along with that one charvet

Bloody hell mate, you've really had a complete meltdown over what? A couple of strangers on the Internet telling you your ties are no good. You need to chill out, relax, have a coke and a smile and just realize that we see a lot worse here posted every single day. The photos you posted weren't that bad really. You've still got plenty to learn but so do heaps of others, doesn't mean you need to constantly put yourself down about your tie choice.
post #57266 of 78722

I think what HC means to say is that you should take advantage of his very awesome sale to pick up some excellent ties, such as

 

This lovely brown 7 fold:

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Green 7 fold

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7 fold navy repp stripe

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post #57267 of 78722
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Originally Posted by CrimsonSox View Post

I think Patrick has a point in that I would avoid royal blue ties.  Navy blue ties, on the other hand, look beautiful with a navy blue suit.  

 

The general rule is that for elegant dress it's best to avoid bright colors, so navy would be preferred over royal, and dark burgundy over red.  Let me illustrate using red:


Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)

 

 

Red (avoid):
 

 

 

Burgundy (acceptable, though I would prefer navy):
 

 

Here are examples in blue.  Royal (avoid):

 

 

Navy (beautiful, as shown by Mr. Ralph Lauren):

 

 

Our much missed friend, from a recent August 8th post on his blog, voxsartoria.com:

 

 

 

Overall, though, I would relax.  A royal blue tie is professionally acceptable, as suggested by the fact that the President of the United States is wearing one.  For that matter, he also wears red ties.  But there are more attractive options, especially navy blue.  

 

 


 

 

 

Today's lesson for me personally is that the above also holds true to shirts. While trying to learn how to wear a tan cotton suit, the bright red gingham check I bought for use with it turned out to be a lot louder then I had hoped. A burgundy candy stripe that I already owned turned out to work much better.

 

Bright red:

 

 

 

 

 

Burgundy stripe:

 

 

 

 

 

post #57268 of 78722
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Originally Posted by Henry Carter View Post

Bloody hell mate, you've really had a complete meltdown over what? A couple of strangers on the Internet telling you your ties are no good. You need to chill out, relax, have a coke and a smile and just realize that we see a lot worse here posted every single day. The photos you posted weren't that bad really. You've still got plenty to learn but so do heaps of others, doesn't mean you need to constantly put yourself down about your tie choice.
A meltdown? You bet I did. But i figured these guys here have been at it for so long that I went after some constructive criticisms. I think I learned some. Definitely. But I just more unhappy that I failed to achieve the look I wanted. Such as the one below:
post #57269 of 78722

Blue on blue on blue is a fit worth having in your repertoire; keep working on it. A navy knit is a safe bet to ensure enough contrast.

 

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post #57270 of 78722
A couple of blues. some with navy some with gray.

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