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What color shirt should I wear white my cream-colored tie?

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by Nauttos, Jan 7, 2013.

  1. Nauttos

    Nauttos Member

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    I will be attending a wedding event in weeks to come. I am close to the groom and he does not want me to wear the same color shirt as him which is white. So, I have opted to buy a cream-colored tie and am planning to pair it with a purple shirt as I have a purple-patterned handkerchief but am not sure what shade of purple to get or can I simply just wear a different color with the cream-colored tie?

    If all this is too much, I do however have a black tie but a red, black or blue shirt are off-limits as they are taken up by my other friends. So, help me out here... Thanks!!!
     
  2. Thomas

    Thomas Well-Known Member

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    I would seek the bride's opinion on this. She really has the last say in these matters anyway.
     
  3. msulinski

    msulinski Well-Known Member

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    The bride gets to tell the guests what to wear too?

    OP, are you actually in the wedding party, or are you just a guest? As for not wearing a white shirt because the groom is wearing one, I find this request ridiculous. I suppose you should follow it though, as you don't want to piss off the couple.

    Also, I am not clear by what you mean that a blue shirt is "taken up" by your friends? Were you instructed that you must all wear different colored shirts?
     
  4. Nauttos

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    True enough. She told me to wear a purple but the shade of purple is what I'm looking for here. Don't wanna look like a pimp or too flashy for the occasion.
     
  5. Nauttos

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    I'm in the wedding party so as to say... Yeah, they decided that we needed to wear different color. I just wanted to wear the classic black suit , white shirt and black tie. But since its his day, might as well give in.
     
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    Sounds like a great wedding.....:eh:
     
  7. Nauttos

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    Haha! Yeah... Tell me about it... Love the sarcasm though! Help me out here? What shade of purple would then go well with a cream tie?
     
  8. Grenadier

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    White is really the only shirt color I've found that works with a cream tie, which is a color that usually doesn't look good. Maybe a very pale lavender, but it would have to be very pale.

    And don't wear a black suit
     
  9. msulinski

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    Well, being in the wedding party pretty much means you have to do what they say. I would try lavender or maybe slightly darker.

    BTW, the black suit is not really "classic" and would not be recommended even if you could wear one.
     
  10. Nauttos

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    I would wear a grey suit but unfortunately I don't have the time to go n buy it. Thanks for the help!
     
  11. Nauttos

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    Okay... Pale lavender. Got it. I would wear a grey suit but guess what?! Only black suit allowed. I know.... I know.....[​IMG]
     
  12. TiberiasUSA

    TiberiasUSA Well-Known Member

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    do you have to wear a cream tie?
     
  13. Nauttos

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    No. I do have a black tie though. Just thought wearing a different tie would be nicer and would open up more combinations which I am finding out is wrong...
     
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    A pale lavender shirt with a cream tie would be a nice combination I have to agree. But I've seen one guest at a wedding I attended to wear a light pink shirt with the cream tie. So it'll be up to you.
     
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