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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.
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[quote name="whiskeybeard" url="/t/79716/ask-a-question-get-an-answer-post-all-quick-questions-here/16980_30#post_5686184"But is the tie really that bad? :[/quote]

Looks cheap to me.
post #16983 of 30736
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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 #16984 of 30736
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 #16985 of 30736
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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 #16986 of 30736
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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 #16987 of 30736
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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 #16988 of 30736
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.
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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 #16990 of 30736
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 #16991 of 30736
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 #16992 of 30736
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 #16993 of 30736
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.
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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?

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Brown.
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