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Advice: shirt/tie/pocket square combo for navy suit in Charleston?

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Hello all,

 

Long time reader, first time poster.  I'm heading to a summery wedding in Charleston next weekend.  I've got the slim, cotton navy suit and the light bucks.  I'm wondering about a shirt/tie/pocket square combo to go with those.  I'm trying to have some fun here--it's a Southern wedding after all.  

 

The first option I'd selected is an aqua gingham shirt with a knit yellow skinny tie and a white linen pocket square (lined yellow) as follows:

 

http://www.brooksbrothers.com/Supima%C2%AE-Cotton-Non-Iron-Extra-Slim-Fit-Gingham-Dress-Shirt/ME01167,default,pd.html?dwvar_ME01167_Color=TURQ&contentpos=3

 

http://www.thetiebar.com/tie-bar-product.asp?pn=23219&orderPageReturn=%2FcategoryPages%2FAll_Ties%2Easp&pg=4&categoryIds=31,66,69&optionValueIds=

 

http://www.thetiebar.com/tie-bar-product.asp?pn=PL050&orderPageReturn=%2FcategoryPages%2FLinen_Pocket_Squares%2Easp&pg=1&categoryIds=28,90&optionValueIds=

 

Is there a more fun pocket square that I should consider?  What about this tie?

 

http://www.jcrew.com/mens_feature/NewArrivals/tiespocketsquares/PRDOVR~39039/39039.jsp

 

I'm also considering a pink gingham shirt--would that be better than the aqua shirt?  Tie and pocket square suggestions for that?  Would also welcome an excuse to rock this pocket square:

 

http://www.jcrew.com/mens_category/tiesandpocketsquares/pocketsquares/PRDOVR~38952/38952.jsp

 

Sorry, this is a bit scattered--I'm basically still pretty open to suggestions, with the caveat that I want it to be bright and fun.  What do you think?

post #2 of 2

Gingham is an informal fabric so you really want to think about whether you want to wear that to a wedding.  Same with the white bucs.

 

Here's another recommendation that will fit the occasion in a dashing way:

- Brown dress shoes

- Brown dress belt

- White dress shirt

- Brooks Brothers Twin Frame navy/yellow/light blue stripe tie.  http://www.brooksbrothers.com/Twin-Frame-Stripe-Tie/MA01149,default,pd.html?dwvar_MA01149_Color=PNK2&contentpos=2

- The white/yellow border pocket square you mention

- To snazz it up just a bit (but not over the top), Brooks Brothers yellow sea island socks.  http://www.brooksbrothers.com/Sea-Island-Crew-Socks/MB00277,default,pd.html?dwvar_MB00277_Color=MDYL&contentpos=5&cgid=0226

 

This is a classy rig for a daytime wedding with just enough panache to keep it in bounds for both the location and occasion.

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