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Charcoal suit, eggshell shirt,...eggshell tie?

Poll Results: Charcoal suit, eggshell shirt,...eggshell tie?

Poll expired: Sep 11, 2011  
  • 10% (1)
    Yes
  • 90% (9)
    No!
10 Total Votes  
post #1 of 8
Thread Starter 
Hi all,

Does this combo work? Is it an obvious "no!" ? I suffer from tie/suit stupidity.

This is for a small wedding where I will know almost everyone and will probably be somewhat unconventional and I am having trouble with my clothing choices.

Thanks for your opinions everyone!
post #2 of 8
Avoid eggshell period.
post #3 of 8
Only if you're Regis Philbin
post #4 of 8
The only place eggshell should be in your closest is covering the walls. A few years back I purchased a beautiful RLPL shirt. The cotton is superfine and it has a great check pattern. Whenever I put it on with a suit it loos off. Its a little better sans tie with a sport coat but still off. It's the awful eggshell background colour that is throwing everything off. It really is a shame and every time I see that shirt sitting in my closest I think about how nice it would be with a plain white background.
post #5 of 8
I'd like to amend my comment. Eggshell is OK for your business card.
post #6 of 8
I like ecru shirts (the term usually used for shirts in this colour). Though a pale yellow/cream might be a little better. Now as for the tie, it needs to contrast with the shirt.
post #7 of 8
Thread Starter 
Well maybe eggshell wasn't the best word to describe the shirt...perhaps the tie.

The shirt is more of an eggshell + pale yellow color.

I was thinking of not wearing a tie at all, and if I do go for a tie, the "contrast" reply above is duly noted.

In general, would that color shirt mesh well with the charcoal suit?
post #8 of 8
White, light blue, cream and ecru are all great shirt colours to wear with a charcoal suit. Pink also works well too, if you're daring enough. And as far as other shirt colours with a suit, I'm not too fond of others, but some people like lilac.
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