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I think the problem here is that your velvet blazer is the "statement" piece. The tie should compliment that, not try to compete with it. I like your idea of a forest green tie, but I think  a grenadine might be too formal for the rest of your outfit. Perhaps a knit? That is usually my go to when I can't figure out what tie to wear. Not sure if it would work with the brown striped shirt, but a chocolate brown jacket and a black knit is a nice combo in certain situations.

Thanks, I could see a gold knit either working or failing miserably.

I'll keep farting around with it, I'm stubborn like that.

J
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Originally Posted by J011yroger View Post


Thanks, I could see a gold knit either working or failing miserably.

I'll keep farting around with it, I'm stubborn like that.

J

 

I think you would do well to minimize pattern altogether with that jacket, especially if you're wearing with denim (which I wouldn't do).  A pair of dove or mid grey flannel trousers, white shirt (or contrasting grey rollneck (i.e., mid grey rollneck with dove grey trousers and vice versa) and a bit of pattern or color in the pocket and you'd be set — particularly with chocolate suede shoes/boots as mentioned.  If you want to wear a tie, I'd go with a simple grey or black knit — even better with a simple grey or black bowtie.

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Thanks much, I'll see how it looks with gray/white. I rarely think to pair gray and brown except walnut shoes with a gray suit. I wear bowties too often, so I don't want to be gimmicky.

J
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J011yroger,

 

The problem with that rig is that the jacket is very hip, but the shirt and tie are much too square. That coat, white FC shirt, jeans, brown riding boots, black knit tie? Cool. Same coat with straight-up country attire (check shirt, gray flannel or tweed trousers, emblematic or knit tie)? Also cool.

 

The tie and shirt are too clean-cut and Vineyard Vines-ish for the loucheness of the jacket.

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J011yroger,

The problem with that rig is that the jacket is very hip, but the shirt and tie are much too square. That coat, white FC shirt, jeans, brown riding boots, black knit tie? Cool. Same coat with straight-up country attire (check shirt, gray flannel or tweed trousers, emblematic or knit tie)? Also cool.

The tie and shirt are too clean-cut and Vineyard Vines-ish for the loucheness of the jacket.

Love the idea of the white FC shirt with the jeans and riding boots, not sure if I could bring myself to wear the black knit tie with it. What would you wear for a PS?

If I was going to go county, I have an arsenal of tweed jackets that would be better suited.

J
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Originally Posted by J011yroger View Post


Love the idea of the white FC shirt with the jeans and riding boots, not sure if I could bring myself to wear the black knit tie with it. What would you wear for a PS?

If I was going to go county, I have an arsenal of tweed jackets that would be better suited.

J


Sure, but velvet is a fun twist on country wear. It reminds me of Peter O'Toole in What's New, Pussycat.
 

Give wearing a brown jacket, white shirt, and black knit tie a shot. It works remarkably well.

 

I'd probably do either a white PS, or something difficult to match based on pattern. I own a few squares that have tough patterns to play with, and I'd gladly pair one of them with the rig I'm talking about, since it's all solids otherwise.

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Ok, I'll try it. I've always hated knit ties, but I've seen so many of you guys in this thread look so great wearing them that I am coming around.

That, for me, is the best part of these boards; seeing stuff I would never have thought of looking good.

J
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Last but not least, maiden voyage for the lightweight wool/cashmere Conrad Wi tie.


Edited by Betelgeuse - 11/9/13 at 11:19am
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Originally Posted by J011yroger View Post

Ok, I'll try it. I've always hated knit ties, but I've seen so many of you guys in this thread look so great wearing them that I am coming around.

That, for me, is the best part of these boards; seeing stuff I would never have thought of looking good.

J


I like wool or cotton ones much more than silk.

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Originally Posted by Betelgeuse View Post

Last but not least, maiden voyage for the lightweight wool/cashmere Conrad Wi tie.

Nice!
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Originally Posted by Betelgeuse View Post

Last but not least, maiden voyage for the lightweight wool/cashmere Conrad Wi tie.

 

That combo needs a solid shirt IMO, Betelgeuse. Jacket pattern is too close in scale to the one you're wearing.

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Originally Posted by RDiaz View Post
 

 

That combo needs a solid shirt IMO, Betelgeuse. Jacket pattern is too close in scale to the one you're wearing.

 

I agree, I saw it until I took the picture. :(

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Originally Posted by Betelgeuse View Post

I agree, I saw it until I took the picture. frown.gif

I would normally agree, but I like it in this instance.
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Originally Posted by Betelgeuse View Post
 

 

I agree, I saw it until I took the picture. :(


This is a benefit I've noticed when posting on WAYWRN. In my head, I like the combination. When I look in the mirror, I like the combination. After taking the picture, I see the flaws. Part of it could be that the picture fails to capture something, but most of the time it's the distance created by the picture that allows me to notice when something doesn't work.

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This is a benefit I've noticed when posting on WAYWRN. In my head, I like the combination. When I look in the mirror, I like the combination. After taking the picture, I see the flaws. Part of it could be that the picture fails to capture something, but most of the time it's the distance created by the picture that allows me to notice when something doesn't work.

Same. It's very helpful. Same actually goes for fit--I find it's much easier to judge if a jacket or pents fit like I want them to if I take a photo.
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