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post #31366 of 33197
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I don't disagree with the blue grey classic combo but in my opinion a bit dull for a wedding.
I'd recommend the classic combo. "Classic" is... classic. That's why it's called that. smile.gif

As for it being dull, one needn't endeavor to add extra excitement to all of life's moments. A dull wedding - much like a dull childbirth - can be a very good thing.
post #31367 of 33197
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Thanks, I don't disagree with the blue grey classic combo but in my opinion a bit dull for a wedding.

Bear in mind also the vest you are wearing is low cut and will show a lot of whatever tie you chose. This also amplifies the effect of a loud tie, and can cheapen the look of an (otherwise sharp) outfit.
post #31368 of 33197
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What's a "smart suit"?
Whenever I see "suit" paired with a modifier whose meaning when used in that context I find a little unclear - such as smart, modern, fashion forward, etc. - I simply take it to mean a suit that's a little too short and tight for my taste. It usually - albeit, not invariably - sports a ticket pocket. More often than not, it's MTM, although it might simply have a label with some designer's name on it. (It's unlikely the designer had anything to do with the design of the suit.) It's typically blue, but about 35% of the time it's some shade of blue that's just a little off, or a little too light, as opposed to a common navy blue. Oh, and the lapels are unpleasantly narrow. And the man who will wear it is no older than his mid-30's, if that.

But, you know, those are just general guidelines. Exceptions do exist.
post #31369 of 33197
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Whenever I see "suit" paired with a modifier whose meaning when used in that context I find a little unclear - such as smart, modern, fashion forward, etc. - I simply take it to mean a suit that's a little too short and tight for my taste. It usually - albeit, not invariably - sports a ticket pocket. More often than not, it's MTM, although it might simply have a label with some designer's name on it. (It's unlikely the designer had anything to do with the design of the suit.) It's typically blue, but about 35% of the time it's some shade of blue that's just a little off, or a little too light, as opposed to a common navy blue. Oh, and the lapels are unpleasantly narrow. And the man who will wear it is no older than his mid-30's, if that.

But, you know, those are just general guidelines. Exceptions do exist.


The word "smart" is silly when used with clothing IMO.

The OP is asking about a tie to be worn with a "smart" suit. One would guess that the suit is appropriate for a shirt/tie. So it is silly to call it "smart."

What's next? Casual sneakers. Sporty baseball cap. Dark black pants? Dressy tuxedo?
post #31370 of 33197
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Bear in mind also the vest you are wearing is low cut and will show a lot of whatever tie you chose. This also amplifies the effect of a loud tie, and can cheapen the look of an (otherwise sharp) outfit.

This is a fair and constructive point, thank you.

I will try find a suitable grey tie on my way home and post a burnt orange vs grey pictures.

Probably means more pocket squares required!

post #31371 of 33197
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What's next? Casual sneakers. Sporty baseball cap. Dark black pants? Dressy tuxedo?
I hear you. The one that gets me is "casual jeans." As opposed to "formal jeans," such as the jeans Queen Elizabeth II might wear to a state funeral, or the Pope wears when celebrating Easter Mass.

I don't care if Ralph Lauren whipped out his own personal Bedazzler and applied diamonds to a pair of $2000 selvage jeans made by Tibetan monks who chanted for peace while dying the denim; jeans are inherently casual.
post #31372 of 33197
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I would really only worry about that with striped trousers. I don't think it's much of an issue with solids or checks.
I feel like the SF rule (maybe unwritten) is that you shouldn't wear darker colored trousers on their own, e.g., navy, charcoal, etc. as they look like orphaned suit pants.
post #31373 of 33197
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I would really only worry about that with striped trousers. I don't think it's much of an issue with solids or checks.
I feel like the SF rule (maybe unwritten) is that you shouldn't wear darker colored trousers on their own, e.g., navy, charcoal, etc. as they look like orphaned suit pants.

It's something like that. I think the real point is that it's very difficult to pull it off well. You can certainly wear navy trousers, but making them look good requires a lot of thought.

 

Probably easiest, and therefore best to stick with light to mid gray and light to mid brown.

post #31374 of 33197
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Originally Posted by goatandtricycle View PostSubnav
 

Thanks, I don't disagree with the blue grey classic combo but in my opinion a bit dull for a wedding.

 

I'd seen this and quite liked it....

 


Looks great but why not use have a splash of orange on the pocket square also?

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So here are the new options;

 

The colours are not very true with the artificial lighting but the middle picture shows the colours best.

 

 

 

 

Let me know your thoughts gentlemen.

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Originally Posted by goatandtricycle View Post

So here are the new options;

The colours are not very true with the artificial lighting but the middle picture shows the colours best.










Let me know your thoughts gentlemen.

I like your fit, but I don't like the red / orange tie. Admittedly it depends on what others are wearing at the wedding, especially the groom, but I think there's too much "look at me, I'm SF-approved" with the vest and also a rather bold tie.

EDIT: That grey tie works, now I've opened the full-size photo to look at the pattern. Wear that, with the PS from the latter photos, and you're golden.
post #31377 of 33197

The groom and groomsmen are wearing hats and tails.

 

Thanks, I like the second tie a lot more than I thought I would, i bought it as it was the only silver one they had.

And quite prepared to admit I'm wrong here!

 

I bought lots to try on but these were the best. The pocket square with the orange tie is actually navy with orange and gold paisley. I really don't think it goes with the floral tie.

 

Edit: Now to worry about the socks hahaha

post #31378 of 33197
Personally don't like the vest or the ties.
post #31379 of 33197
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Originally Posted by Churchill W View Post

Personally don't like the vest or the ties.
That's fine although not very constructive.
post #31380 of 33197
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Originally Posted by goatandtricycle View Post

That's fine although not very constructive.
Just don't like the pattern on the grey tie. The red tie I just don't like the color combination with the rest of the outfit, but maybe that is the lighting.

I think if you had to do a vest, a higher cut one would be better,
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