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I think forest green  solid grenadine tie is a very versatile tie. I don't have one but i have a green 'patterned' grenadine and three forest green knits (crunchy, zig-zag and dotted knit) and i use them fine with grey (mid& light-greys rathern than oxford/charcoal), navy, blue and especially shades of brown jackets.

 

Pink shirts and green ties work - personally i find them too collegiate. But if i must don that combination, i have to one of them patterned.

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Thank you all for your thoughts. I have seen pink and green combos that I've very much enjoyed from some on WAYWRN. Braddock comes to mind.

@heldentenor I thought this shade of green to be versatile when I purchased it but I'm finding your opinion to be correct. Any ideas on better pairings for green gren fina like this?

@kulata do you think that the loose jacket collar can be remedied by letting out the chest a bit?

Not so sure. That'll be a tailoring thread question.

I kinda figured you were trying to replicate a look but that hardly works without understanding why the look works and you can adopt it with your wardrobe. When you look at Braddock's jacket, it has a more relaxed and casual cut with patch pockets and probably lapped seams and the color isnt business navy. This meshes well with the playful shirt and tie color combo. Your jacket is a bit more formal in every aspect and would look better with safer blues, whites and brown ties etc
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Not so sure. That'll be a tailoring thread question.

I kinda figured you were trying to replicate a look but that hardly works without understanding why the look works and you can adopt it with your wardrobe. When you look at Braddock's jacket, it has a more relaxed and casual cut with patch pockets and probably lapped seams and the color isnt business navy. This meshes well with the playful shirt and tie color combo. Your jacket is a bit more formal in every aspect and would look better with safer blues, whites and brown ties etc

Ah yes, the classic navy blazer is perhaps a bit too formal. I have a dark blue linen sport coat that probably would have worked better. My thinking was though, that the twill shirt and fina tie would be too formal for a linen jacket.
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 Any ideas on better pairings for green gren fina like this?
 
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 that the twill shirt and fina tie would be too formal for a linen jacket.
 

Light blue *oxford cloth shirt would work great.

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I wear a forest green grenadine pretty frequently with a grey suit as well as a navy blazer (with either grey or coffee colored trousers).  This is the only picture I could find, which is unfortunately just the top block:



That is a nice look. I do not have a mid gray suit unfortunately. Would it work with a charcoal or glen plaid that resolves to mid gray?
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Speaking of green ties, I'm rebuilding my tie collection and I'm torn. Kent Wang has beautiful forest green options in both grenadine and knit, anyone have a strong preference on which one is more essential to a slowly growing tie collection?
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Speaking of green ties, I'm rebuilding my tie collection and I'm torn. Kent Wang has beautiful forest green options in both grenadine and knit, anyone have a strong preference on which one is more essential to a slowly growing tie collection?

Grenadine, for sure. 

 

The caveat being if your need (workplace, etc) is a tie of a more casual nature. If that is the case, then opt for the knit.

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Grenadine, for sure. 

The caveat being if your need (workplace, etc) is a tie of a more casual nature. If that is the case, then opt for the knit.

My workplace is in the creative department of an ad agency, so the employees dress... Sporadically. However, I prefer to lean towards traditional business dress, if for no other reason in case a client happens to stop by.

Thanks for the advice! I'll pull the trigger on the grenadine.
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That is a nice look. I do not have a mid gray suit unfortunately. Would it work with a charcoal or glen plaid that resolves to mid gray?

 

My experience has been that I do not like the forest green grenadine with a solid shirt and prefer it with the one pictured or a pale blue university stripe dress shirt.  The latter makes it difficult (but not impossible) to pair with a patterned suit.  I have not tried it with a charcoal suit, but suspect it would depend on how dark the suit is.  I'm sure there are others with more skill that can accomplish matching it successfully with these combinations.

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Black grenadine with a sport coat seems fine but ... According to "the rules," as I understand them and should you care to follow them, a black tie means your belt can't be brown, which means your shoes can't be brown. Burgundy belt and #8 PTB seem OK, although the shoes are headed in a casual direction, whereas the tie is heading toward the formal end of the spectrum. A black knit would probably be better, but if it's a grossa, there might not be much visual difference.

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@dazedstate, I just found this example of a forest green tie with a navy suit from @EliodA:

 

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'80s vintage Polo suits acquired from the esteemed MBreinin (modeled with the day's furnishings which are perhaps not ideal pairings)
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Those lapels, SB! 

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@New Shoes1 I like that combo a lot. I imagine most suits would work well with a forest green tie. It may be hard to pull off with odd jacket.

Dos lapels SB!
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Looks pretty good with the guncheck, SB. Nice acquisitions!

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