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post #1 of 9
Thread Starter 

Bought a new shirt and tie yesturday for a formal and didnt feel like going with the standard white shirt/black tie.

 

My date is wearing a "silvery" dress so i went with blue for my colour as i know it goes quite well. 

 

Just wanted advice on this combo as something doesnt feel right. i like it but i just have this weird little feeling.

 

 

 

 

 

Shirt colours came out a little weird, the tie is more true to the colour in the second photo. (slightly lighter)

 

this is the shirt 

 

 

any opinions are welcome. thanks

post #2 of 9
Agreed.
... In this context, what does "formal" mean?
post #3 of 9

I'm assuming it is slang, meaning a dance or other event where formal attire is required, possibly a 'school formal'. The OP says white shirt and a black tie are standard, but I wonder whether the occasion really calls for a tuxedo (such as a true school ball), or whether it is some kind of casual affair where any dark suit will be appropriate.

 

Even then, I think we're well out of banker's collar territory. Wear the white shirt (and get that collar gap seen to).

post #4 of 9
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Originally Posted by goesone View Post

Bought a new shirt and tie yesturday for a formal and didnt feel like going with the standard white shirt/black tie.
My date is wearing a "silvery" dress so i went with blue for my colour as i know it goes quite well. 
Just wanted advice on this combo as something doesnt feel right. i like it but i just have this weird little feeling. Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)






Shirt colours came out a little weird, the tie is more true to the colour in the second photo. (slightly lighter)

this is the shirt

any opinions are welcome. thanks

Welcome to Styleforum goesone.
You'll need an off-white linen pocket square for the suit jacket or a quiet dark ps.
If your girlfriend is wearing a silvery dress then you don't wear a silvery tie. Do not compete with her colours. Compliment them instead. You are very fair skinned, so you'll want to avoid a blinding white shirt or it will wash you out. An off-white shirt or a blue shirt will suit your skin tones better. If you are insistent to wear this shirt, that is fine but the tie should be a richer and darker colour and of a quiet pattern or texture.

Study these photos as an indicator of the items I have mentioned...
(right-click and 'open in new window' to see full size photos)




To recap, try a pocket square and a darker tie in the burgundy or dark blue areas of colour. Re-shoot the photos so we can guide you from there. Also, if it is no trouble, post a photo of the shoes you intend on wearing and all of your dress shoes.
We are standing by.... lurker[1].gif ....by the way, your jacket fit looks very good.
post #5 of 9
Thread Starter 
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Originally Posted by Man Of Lint View Post


Welcome to Styleforum goesone.
You'll need an off-white linen pocket square for the suit jacket or a quiet dark ps.
If your girlfriend is wearing a silvery dress then you don't wear a silvery tie. Do not compete with her colours. Compliment them instead. You are very fair skinned, so you'll want to avoid a blinding white shirt or it will wash you out. An off-white shirt or a blue shirt will suit your skin tones better. If you are insistent to wear this shirt, that is fine but the tie should be a richer and darker colour and of a quiet pattern or texture.
Study these photos as an indicator of the items I have mentioned...
(right-click and 'open in new window' to see full size photos)



To recap, try a pocket square and a darker tie in the burgundy or dark blue areas of colour. Re-shoot the photos so we can guide you from there. Also, if it is no trouble, post a photo of the shoes you intend on wearing and all of your dress shoes.
We are standing by.... lurker[1].gif ....by the way, your jacket fit looks very good.

thankyou very much for all the responses. it is a school formal, so a tux is not necessary. it is tomorrow night, so i was just looking for a couple of last minute thoughts as im definitely open for new suggestions

 

i have taken another photo of the tie, it is quite a dark blue and was mis-represented in the previous photos. (sorry, for the phot i just sold my dslr as im about to buy a new one). it does also have a quiet pattern and texture that is not noticeable from more than a few metres away.

 

 

 

 

i only have two pairs of dress shoes (17..) and im definitely not wearing the ones i wore to school, which leaves this pair that has been worn twice to other formals.

 

i will try and get a pocket square as you suggested tomorrow. thanks heaps.

post #6 of 9
Thread Starter 

sorry for the double post, but im not all that fair skinned, i just had an open window right next to me and it washed out the webcam photo

post #7 of 9
Shoes look fine. I am still not down with that tie (preferring a darker and/or contrasting colour) but it will do. Keep the pocket square quiet and you are good to go. Remember to have the jacket buttoned while standing. This will assure you elegant lines. Have a great time. smile.gif
post #8 of 9
Thread Starter 
I'll be sure to keep an eye out for a tie, just a plain white pocket square?
post #9 of 9
Well, it need not be a blinding white. An off-white will be fine. Linen is best or at least buy one that is of a soft fabric. Once inside the pocket it will appear as white anyway. Be prepared to offer it to your lady should she have tears. Chicks cry when they are happy too, so it is an act of chivalry on your part to surrender your pocket square for a woman in need. This also means you don't ask for it back later. Do not carry a second pocket square. The idea is that you offer your one and only pocket square to her as a symbolic sacrifice and statement of your gentlemanliness and good intentions. Do not offer it foolishly either. The gesture is to be done only where a legitamite need, if any, arises. Another tip is if you use (sparingly) some cologne, rub the pocket square where you previously applied the cologne on your skin. Then place the p.s. in your pocket. Should you need to give it to her later, she'll have you lingering in her mind every time she uses it. wink.gif
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