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post #16981 of 28787
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Originally Posted by fritzl View Post

because, it is so since decades. why lower your standards, when they are already lowered by the society? after all, this is styleforum. capiche?

Nonsense.
post #16982 of 28787
Okay I'm basically a SW&D guy, so be gentle. I need to put together an outfit for a wedding I'm attending, and I'm wondering if this shirt is too casual / doesn't work with the suit? I like the colors/patterns, but does the fact that it's button down, or the cloth (oxford) make it too casual? Thank you for your input.

post #16983 of 28787
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Originally Posted by whiskeybeard View Post

Okay I'm basically a SW&D guy, so be gentle. I need to put together an outfit for a wedding I'm attending, and I'm wondering if this shirt is too casual / doesn't work with the suit? I like the colors/patterns, but does the fact that it's button down, or the cloth (oxford) make it too casual? Thank you for your input.

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
post #16984 of 28787
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.
post #16985 of 28787
[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 #16986 of 28787
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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 #16987 of 28787
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 #16988 of 28787
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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 #16989 of 28787
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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 #16990 of 28787
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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 #16991 of 28787
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 #16992 of 28787
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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 #16993 of 28787
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 #16994 of 28787
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 #16995 of 28787
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.)
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