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post #22501 of 37392

Something about this tie speaks to me

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Am I totally insane trying to convince myself to purchase it? I'm thinking light grey flannel trousers, light blue shirt, navy wool (odd) vest, rich dark brown sport coat.

post #22502 of 37392
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Originally Posted by DonRaphael View Post

Something about this tie speaks to me Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)

Am I totally insane trying to convince myself to purchase it? I'm thinking light grey flannel trousers, light blue shirt, navy wool (odd) vest, rich dark brown sport coat.

That tie would clash with a light blue shirt, which means white is your only option, but that would be too formal with the aforementioned for.

Basically, any tie with a light blue ground will not go well with a light blue shirt.
post #22503 of 37392
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Originally Posted by Monkeyface View Post


That tie would clash with a light blue shirt, which means white is your only option, but that would be too formal with the aforementioned for.

Basically, any tie with a light blue ground will not go well with a light blue shirt.

Well, here I am thinking that it would go well with light blue. But maybe there's enough light blue in the tie for it to clash with a shirt in the same color. I guess I'll have to let it go then, as light blue shirts are pretty much my choice 90 % of the times. The other 10 % is when I opt for White, and in those cases I wear suits.

post #22504 of 37392
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Originally Posted by Monkeyface View Post

Basically, any tie with a light blue ground will not go well with a light blue shirt.

 

I don't agree. It's tricky, but it can be done IMO.

 

post #22505 of 37392
^ yup, if it's generally a low contrast outfit, and the shirt is slightly lighter (like in Elio's picture), I think it can look very good.
post #22506 of 37392
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Originally Posted by EliodA View Post
 

 

I don't agree. It's tricky, but it can be done IMO.

 

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Good way of showing it. This was my initial thought as well. Besides, the tie I referred to didn't have a light blue ground, only hints of it. Thanks for shiming in as well. I'll give it some thought. It would be a rather inexpensive commitment if I decide to pull the trigger.

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Originally Posted by EliodA View Post

I don't agree. It's tricky, but it can be done IMO.



It would still look better with a white shirt though. Whether low contrast looks good on someone also highly depends on ones complexion.

It's looks good on you because you're wearing a micro houndstooth shirt, which breaks up the expanse of light blue. I bet you I wouldnt look as good with a solid light blue shirt.

So yes, light blue on light blue can look good in low contrast outfits with non solid light blue shirts, if it suits your complexion.
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post #22508 of 37392
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Originally Posted by Monkeyface View Post

So yes, light blue on light blue can look good in low contrast outfits with non solid light blue shirts, if it suits your complexion.

 

That's a lot of caveats there, but I believe you're right. :D

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Light blue jackets are easy to wear. Like EliodA's suggestion, just wear them with patterned shirts that have a predominantly white background. I rock mine with thick striped shirts; Bengal stripes, candy stripes etc. And theoretically for solids, white and pale pink shirts should work. Another good patterned option are large graph checks.

One caveat though, you have to have to be comfortable with a bold style, otherwise just avoid light blue odd jackets.
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Great example, @kulata! :slayer:

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Looks lIke all this talk of SuSu calls for a field trip to my local SuSu store. Saturday!
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Sosusumi.

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Originally Posted by kulata View Post

Light blue jackets are easy to wear. Like EliodA's suggestion, just wear them with patterned shirts that have a predominantly white background. I rock mine with thick striped shirts; Bengal stripes, candy stripes etc. And theoretically for solids, white and pale pink shirts should work. Another good patterned option are large graph checks.

One caveat though, you have to have to be comfortable with a bold style, otherwise just avoid light blue odd jackets. Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)
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I am sooooooooooooooo copying this!

post #22514 of 37392
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Originally Posted by kulata View Post

Light blue jackets are easy to wear. Like EliodA's suggestion, just wear them with patterned shirts that have a predominantly white background. I rock mine with thick striped shirts; Bengal stripes, candy stripes etc. And theoretically for solids, white and pale pink shirts should work. Another good patterned option are large graph checks.

One caveat though, you have to have to be comfortable with a bold style, otherwise just avoid light blue odd jackets.
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Yeah, everything's "easy" if you're a friggin style god. biggrin.gif

I'm probably gonna have at least one new light blue suit for summer though (from my own brand). Really looking forward to seeing how it turns out.
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Originally Posted by EFV View Post


(from my own brand)

 

I am constantly amazed how many of you dudes are involved in the clothing/accoutrements industry. I wish I had the capital to start something of my own.

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