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For a wedding?  ^^^

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Originally Posted by Ihami View Post


Yes it is, and with the trousers, what shoes do you suggest? I was considering black tassels

Also of note, the check is grey and dark blue, rather than the black it seems to be

 

I'd wear brown shoes or maybe burgundy/oxblood. I wouldn't wear black with that jacket imho. 

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Noodles, that tie is absolutely a classic with a navy suit. So is a black tie. So is a grey tie (which this basically is).
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@The Noodles as others have said, that tie is a classic. A word of caution though: lightish grey, which this tie basically is, is not the most flattering colour for the Asian complexion.
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Originally Posted by EliodA View Post

A word of caution though: lightish grey, which this tie basically is, is not the most flattering colour for the Asian complexion.

This has been debunked in other parts of the thread!!!

Also, you're going to give Noodles a PICNIC ATTACK!!!
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Originally Posted by Academic2 View Post

It happens, I suppose.  But for every person who ends up spending more than he otherwise might there are probably a couple dozen who saved money by taking to heart one of the thread’s foundational pieces of advice:  don’t make impulse purchases—research first, and then acquire accordingly and systematically.

The most expensive item of clothing is the one you only wear a couple of times.

Cheers,

Ac
Agree. This thread actually saves me money. I used to be the king of impulse purchases when I first started. I remember picking up ties left and right from NM, only to be spanked and disciplined to return them. I have return at least a dozen neckties and an Isaia suit that I purchased from NM at full price. And the savings keep piling up. This thread is like a condom for my impulses...there mUST be a better analogy but I cannot think of a better one.
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Originally Posted by EliodA View Post

@The Noodles as others have said, that tie is a classic. A word of caution though: lightish grey, which this tie basically is, is not the most flattering colour for the Asian complexion.
I hope you are joking. Light grey is fine for a man of my complexion. It is the charcoal gray color that gives us trouble. If what you say is true then I must burn my P.O.W. suit right now and just let it turn black.
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Details?
http://www.exquisitetrimmings.com/products/Ties/Prince-of-Wales-Check-Silk-Jacquard-Tie.html
Edited by The Noodles - 4/7/15 at 9:05pm
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Originally Posted by jrd617 View Post

This has been debunked in other parts of the thread!!!

Also, you're going to give Noodles a PICNIC ATTACK!!!

Debunked by whom and on what grounds? I'm not convinced.
My intention is to save Noodles from having a picnic attack later on...
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Originally Posted by The Noodles View Post

I hope you are joking. Light grey is fine for a man of my complexion. It is the charcoal gray color that gives us trouble. If what you say is true then I must burn my P.O.W. suit right now and just let it turn black.

No, not joking but I should have been more specific: warm grey, like your pow suit is ok. Cool grey like that tie is less ok. I'm not saying it's wrong, I merely said I think it's not the most flattering. And it's only my opinion...
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So then a Glenn plaid with dark navy or navy would be a better alternative?

I appreciate you bringing it up, although I doubt that it would be an issue....

Better alternative?
navy-shepherds-check.jpg
Edited by The Noodles - 4/7/15 at 9:18pm
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Personally, I much prefer navy/white plaid over b/w. From a distance it will be hard to notice the difference, up close it sits better with a navy suit, imo.
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Originally Posted by EliodA View Post

No, not joking but I should have been more specific: warm grey, like your pow suit is ok. Cool grey like that tie is less ok. I'm not saying it's wrong, I merely said I think it's not the most flattering. And it's only my opinion...

It's a tie. I sort of get caring about skin tones with jackets and shirts, but I can't imagine not wearing a tie because of skin tone issues.
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I believe the color of a tie has a very minimal conflict with a man's skin tone. I agree with Archi.
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Originally Posted by archibaldleach View Post


It's a tie. I sort of get caring about skin tones with jackets and shirts, but I can't imagine not wearing a tie because of skin tone issues.

 

Well, it's only my opinion of course, but since the tie sits directly under your face and leads the eye upwards to it, I believe it is important. Especially in the context we're talking about now, a neutral canvas of navy suit + white shirt.

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Originally Posted by EliodA View Post

Well, it's only my opinion of course, but since the tie sits directly under your face and leads the eye upwards to it, I believe it is important. Especially in the context we're talking about now, a neutral canvas of navy suit + white shirt.

Of course a grey tie or tie that resolves to grey is the absolute perfect pairing for a navy suit and white shirt.

The tie is below the face and all, but it's a small piece of silk. It's going to be a piece of decoration overwhelmed by a shirt or jacket. I think people obsess way too much about what goes with their skin tone and eschew great looks due to mostly theoretical concerns. YMMV.
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Well, let's agree to disagree then. :nodding:

On the subject of plaid ties: I just managed to find this one, which I believe will go well with my complexion. ;)

 

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