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Black tie event with navy suit - what shirt/ neckwear?

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Hey guys, I'm going to a black-tie-ish NYE party. Having attended the event before I know that there's going to be a number of people wearing normal dark suits. In recent years I've always worn my black tuxedo and felt appropriately dressed, but this time I forgot to bring it. The most formal option I have available is a very nice navy two button suit. I guess I want to 'dress it up' but I'm unsure if it's fine to combine it with my normal tuxedo gear (which I have available). Here's all my options: Shirt: 1. Tuxedo shirt with a hidden placket and Kent collar 2. White business shirt with a semi-spread collar Neckwear: 1. Black bow tie 2. Black tie with very subtle white stripes 3. Solid blue tie (with a hue dangerously close to the color of my suit :/) Can you guys please help me pick the most appropriate/formal combination :) Thanks :D
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Shirt: 2
Tie: 3
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Originally Posted by Stony32 View Post

Shirt: 2
Tie: 3
This: business solid white shirt (#2) and solid navy tie (#3). You'll look great. Mixing a formal shirt and tie with a business suit is a no-no, and you'll look awful. Wear the business getup and have fun on NYE.
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Originally Posted by JayJay View Post

This: business solid white shirt (#2) and solid navy tie (#3). You'll look great. Mixing a formal shirt and tie with a business suit is a no-no, and you'll look awful. Wear the business getup and have fun on NYE.

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Originally Posted by M Colleague View Post

 2. Black tie with very subtle white stripes 

 

Do you have a picture of this? I feel like you may be able to get away with this and maintain a level whimsicality appropriate for a New Years celebration depending on exactly how business-like your suit and shirt are and how formal this bow-tie is. You certainly don't want to look like you're trying a poor man's tuxedo, but I don't imagine it would be very fun to celebrate the New Year like you're going to a board meeting. Is buying a more interesting tie out in town not an option? 

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2, and probably 2 - second the request for a pic of the black tie.
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