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Whatever you do, DON'T attempt that shirt/tie combination uhoh.gif

Seriously. My eyes hurt.
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Whatever you do, DON'T attempt that shirt/tie combination uhoh.gif

Not in my life lol8[1].gif

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meant to post this earlier this week. was well received in WAYWRN, wondering if it goes so far as to be tasteful. smile.gif



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Originally Posted by bourbonbasted View Post

Whatever you do, DON'T attempt that shirt/tie combination uhoh.gif

 

Haha, yeah, no. Kids, do not try that at home.

 

Though I have a question: what's your guys' take on a tie that is in good taste together with a gingham shirt? I only have one gingham shirt, but I find it impossible to pair it with anything but any of my solid grenadines. My problem is in part the shirt's loudness, and in part the fact that the gingham checks looks, at least to my eyes, both big and small in scale which confuses my eyes and makes any tie with a pattern clash with the shirt.

 

Any ideas?

post #9305 of 12603
Try a knit with dots.
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If the gingham pattern is small enough, a wide striped tie might also work. But in that case, make sure your jacket is solid.

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I don't want to cloud up Manton's thread, so please feel free to delete. I'm a fan of loafers and not only for summer. For me they also make great travel shoes.


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Originally Posted by unbelragazzo View Post

Try a knit with dots.

 

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Originally Posted by RDiaz View Post

If the gingham pattern is small enough, a wide striped tie might also work. But in that case, make sure your jacket is solid.


Awesome. Thanks!

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Originally Posted by pazzion View Post

Haha, yeah, no. Kids, do not try that at home.

Though I have a question: what's your guys' take on a tie that is in good taste together with a gingham shirt? I only have one gingham shirt, but I find it impossible to pair it with anything but any of my solid grenadines. My problem is in part the shirt's loudness, and in part the fact that the gingham checks looks, at least to my eyes, both big and small in scale which confuses my eyes and makes any tie with a pattern clash with the shirt.

Any ideas?

The larger the gingham, the more casual. The more casual the shirt, the more forced a tie will look. To combat this I can only see wearing a large scale gingham with a knit tie of a distinct contrast (think red gingham, navy tie). However, even then, I can only see that being pulled off with a loose knot and unbuttoned top button with chinos or jeans; no jacket.

Personally I would avoid wearing anything but a micro-gingham with a tie, as I can't readily think of a tasteful combination with a large check outside of a distinctly casual fit. And even with micro-gingham, I would wear a solid dark tie with an interesting surface texture (to add some visual interest).

In the shade of royal blue pictured, I would never wear a tie.
post #9310 of 12603
Stitchy - I think that's one of the very few instances where a maccasfield print doesn't work. The pattern on the SC is too busy for another small pattern. I love that tie (hate the SC, but you don't care) but I think you're much better off with a solid (ideally) or else a very large stripe.
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cool beans. thanks for the feedback, C. i dont have any large striped ties. i have done solid tie with this before though. i think ill go between the solids and this tie. i hear what you mean, but i think it does work, as the print in the tie is not super small and busy, certainly from any distance where the SC fades to a solid light gray. either way, you do make a valid point. its a tough SC to match stuff with, but ill keep it for now. : )
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On the topic of gingham plus tie, a blast from the past:

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Originally Posted by bourbonbasted View Post


The larger the gingham, the more casual. The more casual the shirt, the more forced a tie will look. To combat this I can only see wearing a large scale gingham with a knit tie of a distinct contrast (think red gingham, navy tie). However, even then, I can only see that being pulled off with a loose knot and unbuttoned top button with chinos or jeans; no jacket.

Personally I would avoid wearing anything but a micro-gingham with a tie, as I can't readily think of a tasteful combination with a large check outside of a distinctly casual fit. And even with micro-gingham, I would wear a solid dark tie with an interesting surface texture (to add some visual interest).

In the shade of royal blue pictured, I would never wear a tie.


I've seen large-scale ginghams that could work in a sort of Jermyn St. way. There's one at work in black and white with a cutaway collar. Could be cool with a solid or birdseye suit and a solid tie, though probably not "Good Taste." A coworker of mine wore one with jeans, drivers, and a black woven neat -- sub in a burg or purple knit, and I'd have happily worn it.

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I guess this qualifies.


Blue/Brown Shantung Tie and Blue Paisley Pocket Square.

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This shows great imagination in its simplicity. Outstanding.
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Originally Posted by YRR92 View Post


I've seen large-scale ginghams that could work in a sort of Jermyn St. way. There's one at work in black and white with a cutaway collar. Could be cool with a solid or birdseye suit and a solid tie, though probably not "Good Taste." A coworker of mine wore one with jeans, drivers, and a black woven neat -- sub in a burg or purple knit, and I'd have happily worn it.

 

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On the topic of gingham plus tie, a blast from the past:

 

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Originally Posted by bourbonbasted View Post


The larger the gingham, the more casual. The more casual the shirt, the more forced a tie will look. To combat this I can only see wearing a large scale gingham with a knit tie of a distinct contrast (think red gingham, navy tie). However, even then, I can only see that being pulled off with a loose knot and unbuttoned top button with chinos or jeans; no jacket.

Personally I would avoid wearing anything but a micro-gingham with a tie, as I can't readily think of a tasteful combination with a large check outside of a distinctly casual fit. And even with micro-gingham, I would wear a solid dark tie with an interesting surface texture (to add some visual interest).

In the shade of royal blue pictured, I would never wear a tie.

 


Ok, good points. Though I am not quite sure if I share bourbonbasted's strict view on how to incorporate a tie with a gingham shirt. I think that Kaplan's picture shows a good fit (I didn't know how to spoiler the pic so I just deleted it in the quote).

 

But I do see you point, and I shall definitely try using one of my two new silk knits with the gingham shirt that I have. I have always worn it together with chinos or jeans before (though I tried it with jeans and no jacket together with a navy grenadine and with the shirt sleeves rolled up. It worked so-so if you take regard to the fact that my girlfriend wondered if I had been hired as an on-site tech support, and wondered where I kept my leather vest).

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