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post #32836 of 33197
I'm the best man in an upcoming wedding. I've got a nice solid navy suit and white french cuff shirt. The bride requested black shoes and a black tie. I've got the shoes but no tie. Suggestions on a black tie to wear with a navy suit? If it is possible for a black tie to be "versatile" I don't mind spending some money on it. Otherwise I'm looking at Tie Bar price range.
post #32837 of 33197

Please find a navy tie that you love. Black is going to look just plane off color.

Keep it dressy if you like, but Not Black with your Navy suit.

Enjoy the wedding.

post #32838 of 33197
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Originally Posted by Paul Eilenberg View Post

Please find a navy tie that you love. Black is going to look just plane off color.
Keep it dressy if you like, but Not Black with your Navy suit.
Enjoy the wedding.

Solid advice but I would think the bride's request might have a bit more pull for her wedding.
post #32839 of 33197

How versatile is this boot in regards to using it with more casual outfit? I am thinking jeans or some other more casual trousers.

 

 

i really like the looks and the last, but i am afraid it would be too bright color and people would be staring at my shoes

post #32840 of 33197
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Originally Posted by Paul Eilenberg View Post

Please find a navy tie that you love. Black is going to look just plane off color.
Keep it dressy if you like, but Not Black with your Navy suit.
Enjoy the wedding.

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Originally Posted by justonemore View Post

Solid advice but I would think the bride's request might have a bit more pull for her wedding.

So I understand the no black & navy thing. But, black shoes are very commonplace with navy pants/suit, but a black tie is not? Just learning here smile.gif
post #32841 of 33197
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Originally Posted by estranged View Post

i really like the looks and the last, but i am afraid it would be too bright color and people would be staring at my shoes
If you think they're too bright, then they're too bright. If only for you.

But then, you're the one who's going to be wearing them. (That some stranger on SF tells you he likes them isn't - or at least shouldn't be - particularly relevant to the question of how you perceive them.)

If you wear them, you will constantly worry that they're too bright. That people are looking at them. You'll feel self-conscious wearing them.

And no man looks his best when he's uncomfortable (I'm talking psychologically, not just physically) in his clothes.
post #32842 of 33197
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Originally Posted by 12345Michael54321 View Post


If you think they're too bright, then they're too bright. If only for you.

But then, you're the one who's going to be wearing them. (That some stranger on SF tells you he likes them isn't - or at least shouldn't be - particularly relevant to the question of how you perceive them.)

If you wear them, you will constantly worry that they're too bright. That people are looking at them. You'll feel self-conscious wearing them.

And no man looks his best when he's uncomfortable (I'm talking psychologically, not just physically) in his clothes.

I know, but it's all about perception. If several people will tell me that they super versatile and go perfectly with jeans, etc, then my perception will completely change and I will not worry anymore :)

 

Well I am just thinking what your opinion on these boots.

post #32843 of 33197
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Originally Posted by estranged View Post

I know, but it's all about perception. If several people will tell me that they super versatile and go perfectly with jeans, etc, then my perception will completely change and I will not worry anymore smile.gif

Well I am just thinking what your opinion on these boots.

They look nice. Not sure about the jeans.
post #32844 of 33197
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Originally Posted by estranged View Post

If several people will tell me that they super versatile and go perfectly with jeans, etc, then my perception will completely change and I will not worry anymore smile.gif
Well then, since it's clear what you want to be told, and it's not like it'll cost me anything, I'll help you out.

Those are super versatile boots. And they'll go perfectly with jeans!

(Hey, I've told people - albeit, usually women - far greater fibs, for far less altruistic reasons.)
post #32845 of 33197
I love it...eveyone tells you that an Oxford won't go with jeans...so you switch to bal boot. Is there anything that screams casual about those boots? You've been here asking the same question over & over....so why not answer it yourself? Is that a casual or formal boot? What makes it casual? What makes it formal?
post #32846 of 33197
Maybe try a button boot. Those go great with jeans.
post #32847 of 33197
Or a Chelsea...or a Chukka...or a george boot...or a tank boot..or a jodhpur boot...or a split toe derby boot...or many many other derby boots.
post #32848 of 33197
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Originally Posted by Smitty2k1 View Post


So I understand the no black & navy thing. But, black shoes are very commonplace with navy pants/suit, but a black tie is not? Just learning here smile.gif

Sean Connery's James Bond wears a black knit tie with a light navy suit in You Only Live Twice.

post #32849 of 33197
I'd be willing to bet that many here rarely wear black shoes with navy. Out of my collection, black shoes make up the vast minority, and are the least worn. Black shoes aren't "wrong" with navy....there's just better beyond the "commonplace".

Navy & Black are close to being the same...yet it's quite visually different. You have 2 dark "flat" colours that don't compliment each other. And you're playing it off of a shirt which which draws it out even further. To put it simply...not all colors compliment each other and this is the case we find here.
Edited by justonemore - 6/6/16 at 4:38pm
post #32850 of 33197
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Originally Posted by Chowkin View Post


Sean Connery's James Bond wears a black knit tie with a light navy suit in You Only Live Twice.

 

 

And Sean Connery's James Bond does a lot of other stuff that the average person wouldn't get away with either...:D

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