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post #332 of 522

Started reading this thread and went up to page 5.  My 2c:

 

White looks absolutely gorgeous when you have a tan.  You all complain because I suspect you probably are waspy fair skinned Americans.  Nothing wrong with that, but white isn't for fair skinned people, and this applies to either men or women.  For us mediterannean guys that isn't an issue.  But not everything works for everybody and yes, I also love a very specific shade of light blue shirt but I also have a dozen white shirts which I rotate all the time, for business or pleasure.

 

Btw this picture is cool, sans the hat of course.

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Also there are still quite a few style differences between europe and the us.  AFAIAC, for instance, whoever wears a button down with any type of suit - with a SC even - should be shot on sight.  Most Europeans agree with this.

 

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post #333 of 522
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There is no way I'm going to wear a button down collar. It seems so, white bread. As in Wonder.

Umm....what? Your suggesting button down collars are for teh poors? Generations of wealthy American button-down wearers would be shocked to discover this.
post #334 of 522
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There is no way I'm going to wear a button down collar. It seems so, white bread. As in Wonder.

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post #335 of 522
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Originally Posted by edmorel View Post

I'm not Manton but if I were I would say that everything here is great. The flannel suit, ancient madder tie and OCBD all go great together and I don't think a non white shirt would improve this look.

 

That suit isn't flannel. It's a tweed of some sort.

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Especially with tweed

 

No. Very nouveau riche. Not at all in line with established sartorial convention.

post #337 of 522
Silkman, I agree the first look you posted is great, sans the hat, but note that it is a linen shirt - a different game.
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How should I spruce up a solid navy suit with a solid white shirt? I've paired it with patterned pale yellow and light blue ties but end up looking too corporate. I like contrast and light colored ties doesn't seem to do well against a white backdrop.

Solid black, navy, and charcoal ties work well but could get quite tiresome. I'm thinking of buying a brown grenadine or maybe charcoal wool just to give it some textural contrast.
post #339 of 522
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How should I spruce up a solid navy suit with a solid white shirt? I've paired it with patterned pale yellow and light blue ties but end up looking too corporate. I like contrast and light colored ties doesn't seem to do well against a white backdrop.

Solid black, navy, and charcoal ties work well but could get quite tiresome. I'm thinking of buying a brown grenadine or maybe charcoal wool just to give it some textural contrast.

Some advice on this here
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Some advice on this here

Not useful. Read my original post again.
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Originally Posted by Manton View Post

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Many colors look absolutely terrible with white: yellow, orange, rust, lavender, purple, nearly all greens. Even red, a very common paring with white, always looks better on a blue background (not that you should be wearing true red ties) and burgundy or maroon looks better against pink.
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So does work with white? Above all navy. Black. Gray. Silver. Combinations thereof. Certain very pale (I mean VERY pale, so pale it takes a second to recognize what they really are) golds and greens. Any shade of blue, especially the light blues which look best against white.
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If the suit is blue, the tie should be in the gray black silver familyor anyway one of the other colors. This is not ironclad it just looks a little better than blue on blue or gray on gray.
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Unless its pattern is of the wedding variety (checks and plaids), do not wear your wool ties with a white shirt.
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Some advice on this here

Not useful. Read my original post again.

Did you not spot these bits of manton's post?
post #342 of 522
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Did you not spot these bits of manton's post?

I've taken Manton's advice but I'm looking for some more. I've tried his suggestions but welcome other ideas too. Look how the two posts compare.
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Certain very pale (I mean VERY pale, so pale it takes a second to recognize what they really are) golds and greens. Any shade of blue, especially the light blues which look best against white.
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Originally Posted by benjamin831 View Post

I've paired it with patterned pale yellow and light blue ties but end up looking too corporate.
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Originally Posted by Manton View Post

So does work with white? Above all navy. Black. Gray. Silver. Combinations thereof. If the suit is blue, the tie should be in the gray black silver family or anyway one of the other colors.
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Originally Posted by benjamin831 View Post

Solid black, navy, and charcoal ties work well but could get quite tiresome.

Edited by benjamin831 - 12/12/12 at 5:01am
post #343 of 522
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Originally Posted by benjamin831 View Post

How should I spruce up a solid navy suit with a solid white shirt? I've paired it with patterned pale yellow and light blue ties but end up looking too corporate. I like contrast and light colored ties doesn't seem to do well against a white backdrop.
Solid black, navy, and charcoal ties work well but could get quite tiresome. I'm thinking of buying a brown grenadine or maybe charcoal wool just to give it some textural contrast.

Light ties doesn't look too well paired with solid white shirts, I would recommend darker colored ties. I suggest a brown patterned tie, also grey, beige, green patterned ties would look great. Try to get some ideas for example from suitsupply.

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Oh for the love of God, White shirts can defintly look good with odd jackets.   Absurd icon_gu_b_slayer[1].gifbiggrin.gif

 

I will continue to monitor this thread closely teacha.gif

post #345 of 522
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Originally Posted by benjamin831 View Post

How should I spruce up a solid navy suit with a solid white shirt? I've paired it with patterned pale yellow and light blue ties but end up looking too corporate. I like contrast and light colored ties doesn't seem to do well against a white backdrop.
Solid black, navy, and charcoal ties work well but could get quite tiresome. I'm thinking of buying a brown grenadine or maybe charcoal wool just to give it some textural contrast.

Try burgundy or maroon in some matte finish. Very Capitol Hill, but still nice.
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