I quite like the color combination.
The next thing you should be working on imho, is to get a few shirts with more spread & longer collar points.
I don't want to jump around too much but I realized I didn't wear a PS today kind of forgot about it. Now that I'm thinking about it I only have 3 or 4 that aren't very workable. This may be more of an "advanced" question but I'd still like to pick up a couple squares to start. If you guys had to pick one or two pocket squares what would you suggest? I have a basic white one and a blue/purple paisley on cream background then I have a burgundy floral on black background but I'm thinking at least two more with some good earth tones.
Burgundy square (Click to show)
워우워우워우 Calm down, Clags. Those are pale blue ZEGNA shirts!
Since my parents are in Seoul RIGHT NOW, maybe I'll tell them to pick me up some collar #3 AND have couple of shots and drink beer with you!
Did you really? I might have been a bit buzzed. I don't understand why you didn't stop me.
FRIENDS DON'T LET FRIENDS BUY SHIRTS DRUNK
Finding things he likes isn't the problem. It's finding things that he likes, we like and that fit him. A day of shoe leather, especially as he lived in a big city, could replace a month of to-ing and fro-ing with e-tailers.
And this is indeed the best advice. Plus posting pics of all of them so we can laugh at help him.
That is beautiful...I really must get PayPal working...Noodles, this is excellent, I am coveting YOUR ties...
Look at your ties. The white square is a default, but beyond that, let's assume you are on side with the neat ties suggested broadly in this thread. A few textured solids, couple of repps...but mostly neats. Navy, burgundy, and some greens/browns. For perfectly PS play, I agree with the principle that tie patterns and PS patterns should not be the same (neat PSs are surprisingly hard to use I think, and big paisley ties are only for Holdfast). But also, the key I think is contrasting the colour with the tie, while keeping the same tone. If you have a muted burgundy tie with blue florets, then a navy PS with a bit of burgundy in it is fabulous. If it also has spots of orange and green even better. But if one is bright and shiny and the other is a flat ancient madder, it's not going to fly.
- different patterns to your ties; usually small pattern ties, big pattern PSs is good
- similar tones to your ties, meaning you might need one or two that are duller and warmer in colour and/or texture, and one or two others that are more silky and brighter
- try to get patterns in which the dominant colour on display is the opposite to the dominant colour in the tie
And finally: when you buy the PS, think about how you fold it, because you need to think of which colour will actually be sticking out of your pocket, whether or not it's got pink elephants or brown birds or a yellow border.