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post #27496 of 33186
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Originally Posted by YRR92 View Post
 

No, those shoes are too light for that suit.

+1.

post #27497 of 33186
What are some good online places to buy Drakes ties? Sites that have a lot of variety. I need pindots.
post #27498 of 33186

1. Drake's (doh!)

2. Exquisite Trimmings

3. The Hanger Project

 

I have bought from all in their various sales.  On a regular basis, Exquisite Trimmings is the one to talk to about special deals and discounts.  It's a one man show and he's a very, very helpful and pleasant human being.  He also just got new pindots, if I recall correctly.

post #27499 of 33186
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Originally Posted by Andrew Ryan View Post
 

Solid navy tie, slightly darker than the blazer to avoid clash, will tone down the pink gingham and look sharp. Just what I would do, then again I wear solid navy ties with everything...

 

I probably wouldn't wear a navy tie...


That said, it looks like the rest of his ensemble is super preppy, so I wouldn't be averse to wearing a pink tie and boat shoes. Seems like it would be fitting.


I'd like to see the colors so if he can post a picture of the things together, that would be helpful.

post #27500 of 33186
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Originally Posted by Andrew Ryan View Post
 

Like InTheGroom said, if the placket won't be seen under a tie it's basically irrelevant. If wearing open collar - or especially button down - I'd say it depends on the color of the shirt, but personally I only ever go for white MOP buttons myself in that scenario. More subtle and, I suppose, arguably 'more formal'.

 

thank you both for your opinions:)

post #27501 of 33186
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Originally Posted by ridethecliche View Post
 

 

I probably wouldn't wear a navy tie...


That said, it looks like the rest of his ensemble is super preppy, so I wouldn't be averse to wearing a pink tie and boat shoes. Seems like it would be fitting.


I'd like to see the colors so if he can post a picture of the things together, that would be helpful.

Ill be wearing a brown monk strap for a shoe.  Too be honest, I usually try to avoid a preppy look just because that word has such a negative connotation associated with it too often.  I feel like i unintentionally constructed one though with the gingham shirt. I was just aiming for some brighter colors since spring has finally sprung on the east coast.

 

Any other recommendations for the shirt as well I guess? I sorta wanna try to avoid the usual white or light blue shirt just because of how often I wear those two.  

post #27502 of 33186
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Originally Posted by Olimar View Post
 

Ill be wearing a brown monk strap for a shoe.  Too be honest, I usually try to avoid a preppy look just because that word has such a negative connotation associated with it too often.  I feel like i unintentionally constructed one though with the gingham shirt. I was just aiming for some brighter colors since spring has finally sprung on the east coast.

 

Any other recommendations for the shirt as well I guess? I sorta wanna try to avoid the usual white or light blue shirt just because of how often I wear those two.  

 

I don't think preppy is a bad thing here and monkstraps will look fine.

 

The pastel colors are more preppy than just the gingham. You're wearing pink and light blue right?

I think it's fine depending on the color of pink. Post a picture of the items together and let us know what other ties you have as well. It will look fine, but if you want to tone it down, then other options would be nice.

post #27503 of 33186
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Originally Posted by Olimar View Post

Ill be wearing a brown monk strap for a shoe.  Too be honest, I usually try to avoid a preppy look just because that word has such a negative connotation associated with it too often.  I feel like i unintentionally constructed one though with the gingham shirt. I was just aiming for some brighter colors since spring has finally sprung on the east coast.

Any other recommendations for the shirt as well I guess? I sorta wanna try to avoid the usual white or light blue shirt just because of how often I wear those two.  

If you're tired of solid white and solid blue, I think pink gingham is a good option. I'm not a fan of navy tie/navy jacket. You might look for a tie that has a light or medium blue with pink in it to tie (no pun intended) all three pieces together. I did a quick google image search of "pink gingham shirt with tie" and this image came up; I think it provides enough contrast against the navy blazer and avoids looking like an easter egg because isn't too pastel.



It's from the Ledbury site.
post #27504 of 33186
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Originally Posted by southbound35 View Post


If you're tired of solid white and solid blue, I think pink gingham is a good option. I'm not a fan of navy tie/navy jacket. You might look for a tie that has a light or medium blue with pink in it to tie (no pun intended) all three pieces together. I did a quick google image search of "pink gingham shirt with tie" and this image came up; I think it provides enough contrast against the navy blazer and avoids looking like an easter egg because isn't too pastel.



It's from the Ledbury site.

Thank everyone for the tips and advice! I actually really like this tie, although being the college student that I am I doubt I will be able to afford anything from Ledbury as of now.  But this definitely gives me a good basis to begin a search. Thanks again.

post #27505 of 33186

Any thoughts on what trousers could work well with this jacket? Further, is the window pane check pattern large and prominent enough for a sports jacket?

 

Many thanks.

 

post #27506 of 33186
It's not the best pattern nor colour for a sportcoat. You're very limited on trouser colour too, ie I can only see lighter colours such as white or cream working - anything else will look a little silly.
post #27507 of 33186

I am still thinking whether I should purchase it.

 

In terms of colour, It is charcoal with a blue check pattern. Therefore, I would imagine most lighter colours should work perfectly fine, probably a mid to light grey would be most suitable for a winter look. Although, I think anything too light, such as white, would probably be too much a contrast and may look a little off. Having said that, and after taking another look at the picture, I can see why you would think most other colours would look off too.

 

 

Clearly, however, charcoal is not the best colour for a sports jacket, although the window pane should separate it from suiting.

 

From your response, I gather you do not think the jacket's window pane pattern is large enough?

 

Edit:

 

I think I may well leave it, probably too much hard work trying to make it work.

 

In any case, the reason for my curiosity was that it was at a heavy discount. After having just ordered a dark blue summer light-weight wool jacket, I though it may be worth grabbing this too as a third or fourth jacket for the winter.

 

Although I don't like the navy trousers, a similar charcoal window pane check jacket by Paul Smith:

https://blog.davidjones.com.au/~/media/A64E249594414275BED095A1E56DB1E2.ashx


Edited by RPM1 - 4/17/14 at 2:42am
post #27508 of 33186
What would you call the color of this shirt?

Seen here and here - I know the photo quality is pretty terrible, but it's a blue that's more gray than bright, similar in tone to a powder blue but not as... colorful. I've seen a Charvet in this color but that's way out of my budget.

Here is a better example:

Edited by Displacement - 4/17/14 at 3:25pm
post #27509 of 33186

Looks like sky blue, which is a common shade of light blue for a shirt. Further, the exact shade should not be considered relevant for a shirt, because fabric weave and texture can affect how the shirt looks. In this case, the first two images appear to be showing a poplin shirt, while the image at the end could easily be a lighter shade in a pin point or twill weave.

 

Moreover, such precise colour descriptions are usually reserved for more prominent pieces, such as summer jackets.

post #27510 of 33186

I like the look of grey suede shoes, but I'm not sure what kind of pants I'd wear with them.

 

What might work with the grey color?

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