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post #8611 of 12675
I have a black silk knit that I wear often with a gray double breasted suit and white shirt, I think it looks great. Never thought about wearing it with a navy suit.
post #8612 of 12675
I never thought about wearing it with navy either, but I have been hearing a black tie with a navy suit is acceptable. Maybe regular silk, and not knitted.
post #8613 of 12675
Also does the knit have a seasonal connotation? In my mind a black knit should be a winter only item.
post #8614 of 12675
I wear them year 'round.

Navy suit + white shirt + black knit = sharp.
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Nothing wrong with a black grenadine or knit tie at the office. I wear it more with a grey than a navy suit but it can certainly look fine.

post #8616 of 12675
I might need one now. A little bird told me that Paul Stuart is the way to go.
post #8617 of 12675
I am hardly the arbiter of good taste, but I do work in a very, very CBD environment and a knit tie would be mocked relentlessly.
post #8618 of 12675
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Originally Posted by whnay. View Post

I have a black silk knit that I wear often with a gray double breasted suit and white shirt, I think it looks great. Never thought about wearing it with a navy suit.
It can look good, but you need to make sure there is enough contrast coming from the shirt. Classic is with a white shirt, but doesn't need to be.
post #8619 of 12675
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Originally Posted by Caustic Man View Post

Even white oxford button down? I've decided that I kind of like that with an odd jacket.

im not sure that the white shirt is a no no with an odd jacket is agreed on across the board. maybe i am misremembering.
post #8620 of 12675
I think the only way a white shirt is acceptable with an odd jacket is if it is an OCBD.
post #8621 of 12675
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Originally Posted by Allez Allez View Post

I am hardly the arbiter of good taste, but I do work in a very, very CBD environment and a knit tie would be mocked relentlessly.

Are you in the US?

There is a guy who works at my company who wears knits exclusively. He always looks great, but it does stand out.
post #8622 of 12675
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I think the only way a white shirt is acceptable with an odd jacket is if it is an OCBD.

 

Or linen BD for teh warmz.

post #8623 of 12675
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Originally Posted by patrickBOOTH View Post

I think the only way a white shirt is acceptable with an odd jacket is if it is an OCBD.
I think this gets a +1, but cruisers who wear open necked white linen shirts in summer also get a pass.
post #8624 of 12675
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Originally Posted by in stitches View Post

im not sure that the white shirt is a no no with an odd jacket is agreed on across the board. maybe i am misremembering.

Its one of Manton's rules.

I wear white dress shirts with sportcoats in the summer, I like the crisp, clean look that it lends to lighter colored sportcoats where I don't think a blue shirt works. Also, with a khaki odd jacket/ suit, I prefer white to blue. There is also nothing wrong with a navy sportcoat/white shirt.
post #8625 of 12675
thanks, ed. thats how i see it too. i would like to hear what doc has to say on this. i know he has commented on it before, but i forget exactly what he said.
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