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Matching pocket square color for two-tone tie, difficult!

post #1 of 7
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Hi,

 

Has anyone got any suggestions on a pocket square to match the Red version of this Hugo Boss tie?

 

I was hoping to pick something from the Tie Bar here. Wasn't sure if wine/eggplant/charcoal would work?

 

The base is a white shirt/dark navy suit.

 

thanks

post #2 of 7

Here's my approach: if I don't know what square to wear, I reach for an off-white silk and wear it in a puff. One less thing to worry about -- doesn't matter what else I have on.

 

You could do the same with white linen, but some will call that too stark. There are some who think a white linen square with a white shirt is a terrible idea. I think it's a venal sin at worst.

post #3 of 7

Your square doesn't have to (and arguably shouldn't) match your tie perfectly. Any kind of burgundy would work fine, or any other colors in the tie (like the eggplant or charcoal you mentioned). A white linen, or even better a beige/light grey/cream/off-white/whatever silk square to match your shirt would also work. Additionally, if your suit has any checks or stripes, you could match your square to the colors in that. 

 

It really doesn't matter that much, as long as it matches/compliments something else in your outfit. Don't over-think it.

post #4 of 7

solid colour square that match one of the tie colours.

post #5 of 7
Pocket squares need not be one block colour. Explore patterns and textures as well as colours. A muted tie can get along with a semi-flashy pocket square without the two fighting. Welcome to Styleforum richrich.
post #6 of 7
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solid colour square that match one of the tie colours.
This is generally a bad idea. Other than cream silk, solid pocket squares usually don't work.
post #7 of 7
Welcome to SF. This thread has 3300+ posts on pocket squares and how to pair them:
http://www.styleforum.net/t/228536/pocket-squares-a-discussion-thread-questions-opinions-suggestions/0_100
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