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Originally Posted by sebastian mcfox View Post
 

Any advice on what would pair well with this wool/linen suit? The colour is a subtler IRL - closer to something like the Formosa inky blue.

 

 

 

 

Nothing so busy. A warmish brown neat?

 

http://www.henrycarter.com.au/product/rust-macclesfield-neat/

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That's my favorite tie HC is currently carrying.
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Originally Posted by TM79 View Post

Is it a casual wedding? That whole outfit strikes me as quite casual.

Is it the cut of the suit that makes the fit look casual? Or is it the suit + shirt choice? The wedding won't be a casual wedding.
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Originally Posted by archibaldleach View Post

@rms340, I don't love the shirt there. It's okay but I feel like a lighter blue solid or semi-solid is a better choice. As far as ties are concerned, brown, burgundy, dark blue and dark green all come to mind. I think a dark tie is a good option when the suit and shirt are both light in color.

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Originally Posted by kulata View Post

@rms340 I'd pass on that shirt. Look for a very pale blue shirt with no pattern or a white shirt. As for ties, it depends on if the type of wedding. I'd be tempted to a wear chocolate suede shoes with that suit and any dark tie like @archibaldleach suggested

My reasoning for the shirt is that from a distance it looks like a saturated blue and I thought it may be a good contrast against the pale beige linen. I guess I was wrong with the pick. I'll try to get a picture with another blue shirt that I have.

Am I aiming for solid ties in that color, or would a neat print work also?
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Originally Posted by mimo View Post
 

 

Nothing so busy. A warmish brown neat?

 

http://www.henrycarter.com.au/product/rust-macclesfield-neat/

Great pick, thanks!

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Originally Posted by rms340 View Post

Is it the cut of the suit that makes the fit look casual? Or is it the suit + shirt choice? The wedding won't be a casual wedding.

My reasoning for the shirt is that from a distance it looks like a saturated blue and I thought it may be a good contrast against the pale beige linen. I guess I was wrong with the pick. I'll try to get a picture with another blue shirt that I have.

Am I aiming for solid ties in that color, or would a neat print work also?

You can do a solid tie and go for this look
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It's definitely not a traditional wedding look but you know that already. The suit is very casual.
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Ignore the details, just look at the palette. This is the best look for a tan summer suit, IMO:

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It looks great. But this is where lighter color and pastel ties really shine. A light blue or peach tie with a tan summer suit is very refreshing. A candy striped cotton tie is also very cool.
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Originally Posted by mimo View Post
 

 

Nothing so busy. A warmish brown neat?

 

http://www.henrycarter.com.au/product/rust-macclesfield-neat/


Terrific suggestion. I'm sorely tempted.

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Originally Posted by EliodA View Post

@Coxsackie I'll help you out. The jacket is nothing special. On top of that, the buttoning point is too high, it's slightly too short and the front balance is off. Finally, worsted for a blazer,really, is that what you want?

 

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Originally Posted by Monkeyface View Post

NO! Get a blazer made by BNTailor!

 

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Originally Posted by Pliny View Post

 

I agree with EliodA (surprise, not)  it's nothing special.  Also don't like metal buttons - too Thirston Howell III . 

 

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Originally Posted by Caustic Man View Post

 

I don't like worsted blazers. A more rustic weave would seem appropriate to me.

 

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Originally Posted by in stitches View Post

I don't like metal buttons. :/

 

Oops.

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Hi everyone,

I'm going to prom this year with a girl whose dress color is champagne.

I've decided I would wear my Navy suit and keep it timeless and classic as opposed to last years tuxedo rental which was just tacky.

I need help coordinating the colors here. I think I am going to go with this shirt: (lilac in color)

http://www.ctshirts.co.uk/men%27s-shirts/view-all/Lilac-twill-puppytooth-non--iron-extra-slim-fit-shirt?q=gbpdefault%7C%7Crk032llc%7C%7C%7C%7C%7C1861,%7C%7C%7C%7C%7C%7C%7C%7C

It's a nice lavender color which isn't quite pink which I think will complement the champagne of her dress quite nicely. But now I need help with two items:

  • Tie

  • Pocket Square

What colors would you guys think would look best paired with this shirt + her dress? I don't want to match her really, I just want to complement her.

Perhaps a dark burgundy tie with a brown pocket square?

Any tips would be great, I really want to nail this outfit spot on!

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Originally Posted by kulata View Post


You can do a solid tie and go for this look
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tumblr_mp1y7cto1r1rf1jvro1_1280.jpg
It's definitely not a traditional wedding look but you know that already. The suit is very casual.

Did I already know that? You may be giving me too much credit.
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Originally Posted by sugarbutch View Post

Ignore the details, just look at the palette. This is the best look for a tan summer suit, IMO:

That's a black knit tie, right? So it would be worn with black shoes?
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Originally Posted by gdl203 View Post

It looks great. But this is where lighter color and pastel ties really shine. A light blue or peach tie with a tan summer suit is very refreshing. A candy striped cotton tie is also very cool.

Hmm I never thought of that. Would the lighter color ties work with a solid light blue and/or white shirt?

Thank you guys for all the help thus far!
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I'm going to give this bit of advise provisionally because prom is something where, no matter how much advise people ask for, it is plainly obvious that their decisions are subordinate to the preferences of their date. Having been a teenager once myself I can hardly blame any young man for wanting to make a girl happy at prom *ahem*. That having been said, coordinating with one's date's dress is rarely ever a good idea. They are two different outfits and should remain that way. If you want to have some common themes, like similarly colored flowers or a pair of cufflinks that match her eyes, go for it. Anything other than that looks strained because it usually is. Also, that shirt is terrible, bro. Good choice on the navy suit though.

 

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Originally Posted by bmwahba39 View Post
 

Hi everyone,

I'm going to prom this year with a girl whose dress color is champagne.

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Originally Posted by rms340 View Post


Did I already know that? You may be giving me too much credit.
That's a black knit tie, right? So it would be worn with black shoes?
Hmm I never thought of that. Would the lighter color ties work with a solid light blue and/or white shirt?

Thank you guys for all the help thus far!


Just wanted to second gdl's suggestion for something in pastel. There aren't many opportunities to wear pastel ties well, but this is definitely one of them and should be grasped as such. White shirt is probably safest, but blue is doable.

 

Do you have any good pastel ties? If it isn't something you see yourself wearing too often, I wouldn't spend too much on one. On the other hand, one should never buy a crappy tie. With the strong dollar, this linen silk blend from Henry Carter should fit the bill.

mint floral linen front1

 

 

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Originally Posted by Caustic Man View Post
 

I am fully aware that matching a girls prom dress is completely tacky, hence the reason I am not going with a champagne tie and pocket square. I am mainly asking for advice on color combos for that shirt in regards to a tie and pocket square, while keeping in mind that my dates dress is champagne in color. 

 

Also, how exactly is that an awful shirt? I think that many would agree that the pink-lilac range of shirts look great with almost anything, and a nice departure from the more common blue. 

post #21720 of 37429
Prom- Don't match you date.





Why not rent a white dinner jacket? Classic. Goes with anything she wears. You won't have to hide your photos from your kids out of embarrassment when you get older.


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