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post #22711 of 28872
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Originally Posted by mrjester View Post

You've been here since 2010 and you ask if a blue shirt and burgundy grenadine tie go with a grey suit.
I've noticed a recent increase in the frequency of questions along the lines of, "This is my white shirt. What suit and tie (and belt and socks and shoes and pocket square and underwear and wristwatch) go with it?"

Tough to chalk it up to recent college grads worried about how to dress for their first "real" job interviews, since sometimes the questioner has a hundred or more posts to his credit, and has been a member here at SF for some time.

It's strange, all right. But I genuinely try to be polite and helpful. I admit sometimes I fall short of that goal, but I do try.

Oh well, they're still better than the threads where the OP explains that he's getting married in 2 weeks, and his bride and her mother and their wedding planner have ordered him to go suit shopping at the mall with his groomsmen, presumably because if bridesmaids have to wear identical unflattering dresses, fairness dictates that groomsmen should likewise have to wear identical ugly suit uniforms.

So where at the mall can he find fully canvassed ultra-slim green suits w/grey pinstripe, available in a sufficient size range so as to accommodate both his future brother-in-law (who's 6'2", 310 lbs., and wore a size 54T when he last bought a suit in 1998) and his best friend from college (who is 5'4", 110 lbs., and wears a size 34S)? (The suits have to be green and grey, because he and his bride are huge Harry Potter fans, and everyone at the wedding must wear Slytherin house colors.) And is it okay to wear identical sandals, because he's already 6" taller than the bride, and she doesn't want him to wear shoes with heels, lest he tower over her and make her look short in the wedding video? Besides, sandals will make the suits look less formal, which he likes.
post #22712 of 28872
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Originally Posted by 12345Michael54321 View Post


I've noticed a recent increase in the frequency of questions along the lines of, "This is my white shirt. What suit and tie (and belt and socks and shoes and pocket square and underwear and wristwatch) go with it?"

Tough to chalk it up to recent college grads worried about how to dress for their first "real" job interviews, since sometimes the questioner has a hundred or more posts to his credit, and has been a member here at SF for some time.
 

I want something challenging.

 

Quick, help me - what jacket and ascot should I wear with this? Don't bother with pants, I will not be wearing any.

 

post #22713 of 28872
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Originally Posted by nomhak View Post

Alright so two combinations with the same tie below, which works better?
The second is less distasteful than the first, although even the second shirt is still darker than I prefer for a dress shirt. Dress shirts needn't be white, but the vast majority of the time, a pale colored dress shirt looks better than does a dark dress shirt. The former is... classic. The latter is... worn by mid-level lieutenants in Tony Soprono's crew, and the worst dressed of New Jersey's used car dealers. Not that one should stereotype, of course.

I appreciate that you want the tie to pop, but it's possible to get this effect even without making the mistake of opting for a dark shirt. And if it pops a little less against a pale blue shirt than against a darker blue shirt, well, when it comes to popping (as with so many things in life), more is not necessarily better.
post #22714 of 28872
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Originally Posted by nomhak View Post

SHABAMALAM. Long time lurker.

Alright so two combinations with the same tie below, which works better? If any. I kinda want to rock a popping tie on a dark shirt but having a hard time determining how I want to pull it off. Think of this under a light grey linen/wool suit jacket. Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)




If neither work I appreciate any direction.

Forgive me for the shitty PS job it was really quick biggrin.gif

Cheers.

Neither. Sorry. Burn the black shirt.
post #22715 of 28872
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Originally Posted by 12345Michael54321 View Post

The second is less distasteful than the first, although even the second shirt is still darker than I prefer for a dress shirt. Dress shirts needn't be white, but the vast majority of the time, a pale colored dress shirt looks better than does a dark dress shirt. The former is... classic. The latter is... worn by mid-level lieutenants in Tony Soprono's crew, and the worst dressed of New Jersey's used car dealers. Not that one should stereotype, of course.

I appreciate that you want the tie to pop, but it's possible to get this effect even without making the mistake of opting for a dark shirt. And if it pops a little less against a pale blue shirt than against a darker blue shirt, well, when it comes to popping (as with so many things in life), more is not necessarily better.
Awesome thanks.

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Originally Posted by aravenel View Post

Neither. Sorry. Burn the black shirt.
Navy navy navy.


Thanks for the thorough replies. You guys rock.
post #22716 of 28872
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Originally Posted by nomhak View Post

SHABAMALAM. Long time lurker.

Alright so two combinations with the same tie below, which works better? If any. I kinda want to rock a popping tie on a dark shirt but having a hard time determining how I want to pull it off. Think of this under a light grey linen/wool suit jacket.





If neither work I appreciate any direction.

Forgive me for the shitty PS job it was really quick biggrin.gif

Cheers.

This is a very newb question for someone who has been on this board for 5 years. Also, for some reason, you seem to be taking the comment to burn the black shirt as an endorsement for the navy one. Please burn both.
post #22717 of 28872

The "black" one IS navy, but neither is great.

post #22718 of 28872
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Originally Posted by Cubits View Post

The "black" one IS navy, but neither is great.
Ah, I see what he meant. I still stand by my comment to burn both.
post #22719 of 28872

I think they'll be waaaay too dark for a light grey suit, at least in a solid colour. In a gingham it could be pulled off.

post #22720 of 28872
nomhak - I neglected to mention before, that those shirts have really wide spread collars. With collars like that, you might want to give some serious consideration to a knot a little more substantial than the four-in-hand shown.

I admit, I'm not any great expert on such collars, as I don't generally care for them. They just don't flatter me, is all. But I do know that if I were to wear such a collar, I'd probably go for a half-windsor knot.
post #22721 of 28872
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Originally Posted by mrjester View Post

Well, good looking pair of shoes. 

 

Search for the shoe care thread. It's got pages and pages. Just read from the start, the first few pages. It'll have some tutorials on it. I personally use Glen Karen but not many here do. I am satisfied with it. And Glen is more than helpful with any shoe care questions I have.

http://glenkarencare.com/gkcp/

 

eta: here's his blog. Herein lies proof of knowledge.

http://oldleathershoe.com/wordpress/

Thanks, I will be having a look into that.

post #22722 of 28872

Do cotton navy blazer + med gray wool trousers work in a casual business setting? 

 

the jacket, 

 

http://www.jcrew.com/mens_category/sportcoatsandvests/UnconstructedLudlowSportcoats/PRDOVR~56083/56083.jsp

post #22723 of 28872
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Originally Posted by docka View Post

Do cotton navy blazer + med gray wool trousers work in a casual business setting? 

 

the jacket, 

 

http://www.jcrew.com/mens_category/sportcoatsandvests/UnconstructedLudlowSportcoats/PRDOVR~56083/56083.jsp

 

I think that is fine for a casual business setting, but I would reconsider the wool trousers. Are these plain worsted? If so, I think they are too formal for a cotton jacket. I would go with something that has a bit of texture, like linen.

post #22724 of 28872
Anybody know where I can get this shirt or a similar shirt? Much thanks in advance.

post #22725 of 28872

I think that's Streetwear and Denim.

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