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post #8161 of 37395
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Originally Posted by sugarbutch View Post

It's a hard look to work, thus Doc's comment.

agreed. light ties can be, or often are, or maybe usually are, tough to work. go with a light shirt and it can easily look washed out, go with a dark shirt, and well, dark shirts often look bad with a jacket and tie all by themselves. its a hard combo to make, needs to be just right.
post #8162 of 37395

But can't a darker jacket counterbalance the light shirt/tie in an aesthetically pleasing way? The opposite could be applied as well.

post #8163 of 37395
Perhaps, but in any case, the light tie and the light shirt need to be just right to not look like a big white out.
post #8164 of 37395
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Originally Posted by in stitches View Post

agreed. light ties can be, or often are, or maybe usually are, tough to work. go with a light shirt and it can easily look washed out, go with a dark shirt, and well, dark shirts often look bad with a jacket and tie all by themselves. its a hard combo to make, needs to be just right.

I usually don't buy into those pseudoscience complexion theories that you see floating around the menswear blogosphere, but I think light ties are an exception to that. They tend to look better on people with a darker complexion. I wouldn't wear a light tie if I'm not at least somewhat tanned, as it would wash me out otherwise.
post #8165 of 37395
Interesting discussion this. I might try a light tie fit today and post pics later. My complexion should not be a problem, but I'm curious to see if it can work with a dark jacket.
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Interesting. The reason why I'm asking is because I have a 'contrast' dress shirt that has yellow and blue checkers... I was thinking about using a burgundy or red tie with it. I believe these three are triad colors. Someone can rebut my claim if they wish.

post #8167 of 37395
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Originally Posted by The Noodles View Post

Nah, I have to wear a suit but I can also forget the jacket on days when I don't have to see anyone. 

Since you don't own any sport coats (right?), I'm going to assume you're trolling about getting odd trousers and wearing a shirt and tie without a jacket.

I mean, in many environments it's okay to go around the office like this, but you still wear a jacket to the office.
post #8168 of 37395
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Originally Posted by Kira View Post
 

Interesting. The reason why I'm asking is because I have a 'contrast' dress shirt that has yellow and blue checkers... I was thinking about using a burgundy or red tie with it. I believe these three are triad colors. Someone can rebut my claim if they wish.


Most predominantly red ties are ugly. Wear maroon or darker.

 

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The one on the right is OK at best.

post #8169 of 37395
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Originally Posted by Sotiris View Post


Since you don't own any sport coats (right?), I'm going to assume you're trolling about getting odd trousers and wearing a shirt and tie without a jacket.

I mean, in many environments it's okay to go around the office like this, but you still wear a jacket to the office.

It's a bit weird. 

I have to wear a suit when I have a meeting with a someone outside the firm or with someone outside my department. No one (none that I saw) does odd jackets and trousers. If I know that I will not have any meetings then I usually just put on a tie, shirt, and odd trousers. 

 

I am not planning on doing odd trousers/jackets but just planning on getting some beater trousers for days when I don't feel like wearing a suit. 

post #8170 of 37395

Face of the Monkey, what fabric is that one?

post #8171 of 37395
Get a medium or light grey Epaulet MTO in the walt fit with side adjusters. No need for those pesky belts, and you have skinny legs so they'll fit you perfectly. Quality is top notch.

http://epauletnewyork.com/collections/made-to-order-trousers/products/epaulet-made-to-order-trousers-lightweight-wools
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Originally Posted by Betelgeuse View Post

Face of the Monkey, what fabric is that one?

http://luxire.com/products/pale-blue-cool-linen-cotton

It's a wonderful fabric. It wears very cool, but it's not nearly as wrinkly as an all linen shirt. The texture is pretty nice too, and it doesn't feel rough to the skin. I just ordered another shirt in the same fabric. OneShirtTM?
post #8172 of 37395
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Originally Posted by forbritisheyes View Post
 


Most predominantly red ties are ugly. Wear maroon or darker.

 

photo IMG_8987_zpsb15796ef.jpg

 

The one on the right is OK at best.

 

+1

 

I think that tie works because the yellow and blue patterns aren't bright.

post #8173 of 37395
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Originally Posted by Monkeyface View Post

Get a medium or light grey Epaulet MTO in the walt fit with side adjusters. No need for those pesky belts, and you have skinny legs so they'll fit you perfectly. Quality is top notch.

http://epauletnewyork.com/collections/made-to-order-trousers/products/epaulet-made-to-order-trousers-lightweight-wools
http://luxire.com/products/pale-blue-cool-linen-cotton

It's a wonderful fabric. It wears very cool, but it's not nearly as wrinkly as an all linen shirt. The texture is pretty nice too, and it doesn't feel rough to the skin. I just ordered another shirt in the same fabric. OneShirtTM?

I feel you are complicating matters for Noodles. Side adjusters, suspenders etc are way too high up there for most people, myself included. You know, we just need a belt to keep things simple. frown.gif
post #8174 of 37395
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Originally Posted by kulata View Post

I feel you are complicating matters for Noodles. Side adjusters, suspenders etc are way too high up there for most people, myself included. You know, we just need a belt to keep things simple. frown.gif

I love side adjusters! It saves me a lot of money that I would have to spend on belts instead, as I only have one black belt and one brown belt. It's also much more comfortable, and looks better imho. I'd say side adjusters simplify things instead of complicate them.

Suspenders are a whole different ball game, and perhaps a bit advanced for noodles.
post #8175 of 37395
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Originally Posted by kulata View Post


I feel you are complicating matters for Noodles. Side adjusters, suspenders etc are way too high up there for most people, myself included. You know, we just need a belt to keep things simple. frown.gif

 

 

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Originally Posted by Monkeyface View Post


I love side adjusters! It saves me a lot of money that I would have to spend on belts instead, as I only have one black belt and one brown belt. It's also much more comfortable, and looks better imho. I'd say side adjusters simplify things instead of complicate them.

Suspenders are a whole different ball game, and perhaps a bit advanced for noodles.

I am already exposed to pants with no belt loops and just side tabs from RLBL suits. I like how they just flow or fall and make a clean silhouette. 

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