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post #16981 of 33080
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Originally Posted by jrd617 View Post

A button down is informal. Should not be wearing it to a wedding.
Burn the tie. Buy a solid tie or pindot tie to wear with that suit and a white semi spread collar

+1.

Personally, there are too many patterns in that ensemble for me.
post #16982 of 33080
Okay, I realize brand/price aren't everything but for what it's worth it is a $200 Brioni tie. If it looks cheap despite that I can only say again, that's disheartening. Would be interested in second opinions if people have them.
post #16983 of 33080
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Originally Posted by whiskeybeard View Post

Okay, I realize brand/price aren't everything but for what it's worth it is a $200 Brioni tie. If it looks cheap despite that I can only say again, that's disheartening. Would be interested in second opinions if people have them.

You asked for opinion, I gave it. Not going to change it.

Brioni makes plenty of tacky looking ties. Marinella and Drakes, not so much.
post #16984 of 33080
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Originally Posted by jrd617 View Post

You asked for opinion, I gave it. Not going to change it.
Brioni makes plenty of tacky looking ties. Marinella and Drakes, not so much.

I wasn't suggesting you should change your opinion; I was asking about those of others. As I mentioned I'm grateful for your input, which as you correctly observe I did solicit.
post #16985 of 33080
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Originally Posted by whiskeybeard View Post

Okay, I realize brand/price aren't everything but for what it's worth it is a $200 Brioni tie. If it looks cheap despite that I can only say again, that's disheartening. Would be interested in second opinions if people have them.

I don't think the tie is cheap-looking or unfit for wearing, but if I had a choice of Brioni ties, I would probably choose one with a more subdued pattern. The biggest problem with your shirt is its more casual pattern. Swapping that shirt out for a solid would significantly improve the combination.
post #16986 of 33080
Anybody have a saved copy of F.Cobera's "Practical Thoughts on Coherent Combinations for beginners"?

It's not accessible anymore here.

I really would like a copy to refer to.

Thanks!


Shoot me a PM if you'd rather not respond here.
post #16987 of 33080
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Originally Posted by whiskeybeard View Post

Thank you for your reply -- confirms some of my suspicions. But is the tie really that bad? frown.gif That's disheartening because I actually really liked the colors and thought the pattern was simple enough not to offend.

Too much going on. Windowpane jacket + multi-check shirt + diamond grid/pattern tie, just too busy.

I'd like the tie a lot better without the diagonal lines, but it's not awful. Just doesn't work there.

Also agree with others that the shirt is too casual.
post #16988 of 33080
Thanks all. If anyone has suggestions for a different shirt or different shirt/tie combo, I would appreciate it. (I did up wearing a white spread collar shirt with this suit a month ago when I went to a different wedding and wanted to try something a little different this time, but as jrd points out that is certainly an easy option.)
post #16989 of 33080
You coud do a light blue shirt and then use a tie with some sort of pattern - that wouldn't be too much noise.

I think a white dress shirt is the way to go since it's a wedding, though.
post #16990 of 33080
I did consider a light blue shirt, and may still go that direction. Maybe I should mention that although this is a wedding the dress code will not be particularly formal -- likely lots of mid-late 20s people with maybe half of the men even wearing suits -- so I don't necessarily feel like going for something a little funner/bolder would be frowned upon (though I acknowledge there's a big difference between bold and overly busy.)

edit: Maybe I should also add that the ceremony will be outdoors (in SF.)
post #16991 of 33080
I think a light blue shirt and a dark burgundy tie would look really nice. Just make sure the tie isn't too red or shiny if you go in that direction.
post #16992 of 33080

Hey there. I am looking to buy new shoes. I currently have what I show you on the picture here.
I want to expand, preferrably with a pair of suede oxfords or suede chukka/desert boots. The color is the only thing that's stopping me from a decision. What would be more versatile, grey or dark brown?

post #16993 of 33080
Brown.
post #16994 of 33080
I would get a pair of dark brown captoe oxfords, or some dark brown wingtip derbies. Suede is out of the question for you, you need more basics. As is you don't even have that. Also an unconventional color like gray is out of the question. Get gray suede shoes when you already have 10 pairs of good shoes.
post #16995 of 33080
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Originally Posted by traditionalist View Post

sorry posted a new thread then saw this, I apologize.  My question is darker shade of brown or tan/lighter brown shoes with this suit.

http://www.overstock.com/Clothing-Shoes/Kenneth-Cole-Reaction-Mens-Taupe-Stripe-Wool-Suit/3087161/product.html



 



As well as any other suggestions to dress shirt color besides light blue and purple.  Thanks



Shoe color cannot be said without knowing something about the circumstances. Other colors might sometimes be okay.

Purple? As in solid purple. Please don't. Purple on a whilte background would be good. Light green, even solid, might work - but again, circumstances.

Additional advice: don't buy the suit, or return it if you can. That's a low-quality line, and the style isn't versatile.
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