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Advice: shirt/tie/pocket square combo for navy suit in Charleston?

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by ballardduck, Apr 22, 2013.

  1. ballardduck

    ballardduck New Member

    Apr 22, 2013
    Hello all,

    Long time reader, first time poster. I'm heading to a summery wedding in Charleston next weekend. I've got the slim, cotton navy suit and the light bucks. I'm wondering about a shirt/tie/pocket square combo to go with those. I'm trying to have some fun here--it's a Southern wedding after all.

    The first option I'd selected is an aqua gingham shirt with a knit yellow skinny tie and a white linen pocket square (lined yellow) as follows:




    Is there a more fun pocket square that I should consider? What about this tie?


    I'm also considering a pink gingham shirt--would that be better than the aqua shirt? Tie and pocket square suggestions for that? Would also welcome an excuse to rock this pocket square:


    Sorry, this is a bit scattered--I'm basically still pretty open to suggestions, with the caveat that I want it to be bright and fun. What do you think?
    Last edited: Apr 22, 2013
  2. Magnanimist

    Magnanimist Active Member

    Jun 24, 2012
    Gingham is an informal fabric so you really want to think about whether you want to wear that to a wedding. Same with the white bucs.

    Here's another recommendation that will fit the occasion in a dashing way:
    - Brown dress shoes
    - Brown dress belt
    - White dress shirt
    - Brooks Brothers Twin Frame navy/yellow/light blue stripe tie. http://www.brooksbrothers.com/Twin-...pd.html?dwvar_MA01149_Color=PNK2&contentpos=2
    - The white/yellow border pocket square you mention
    - To snazz it up just a bit (but not over the top), Brooks Brothers yellow sea island socks. http://www.brooksbrothers.com/Sea-I...var_MB00277_Color=MDYL&contentpos=5&cgid=0226

    This is a classy rig for a daytime wedding with just enough panache to keep it in bounds for both the location and occasion.

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