Originally posted by Bryce330
Do you mean the monochromatic tie AND shirt look (a la Regis)? I don't think that's ever acceptable, although there's nothing wrong with a monochromatic tie with a different color shirt or a striped/patterned shirt of a similar color.
I would disagree: the monochromatic look was here in Europe a long time before the Regis Philbin popularized it in the States. It is still worn here with flair, maybe in the U.S the style is done lacking taste or maybe the connotations with Regis makes it off putting. Bryce330 when you were in Italy, did you go to any formal events? If you did, you would see such a look pulled off with taste and distintion.