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Accessorizing tan suit for summer wedding

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by JasonG83, Feb 19, 2013.

  1. JasonG83

    JasonG83 Member

    Feb 27, 2011
    Washington, DC
    Preface: I have searched around and read many posts about summer wedding suits, but could still use some advice on accessorizing.

    I am getting married this summer, and it is going to be a small, outdoor affair. I bought a BB Fitzgerald suit with the pattern shown below, and am wearing it with dark brown, perforated cap-toes. I am also wearing a white, spread collar, french cuff shirt.


    I would like to dress this up with a pocket square, but this is my first foray into pocket squares. I have not decided on the tie yet, but have been looking for a paisley print with elements of brown (to highlight the brown deco pattern in the suit) and light blue/teal to add some color. What kind of pocket square should I be looking for? I was thinking about a plain white with a colored border to highlight the colored element of the tie.

    Any thoughts or recommendations are welcome.
  2. Aidan K

    Aidan K Senior member

    Nov 19, 2012
    New Zealand
    Plain white or plain white with a border is probably the best play. They're pretty cheap for good quality from Kent Wang, so you can always pick up a couple and test them out.
  3. archibaldleach

    archibaldleach Senior member

    Nov 20, 2006
    Chicago, IL
    Congrats on the wedding.

    Plain white linen is always safe. Plain white with a border can work too, but make sure the border does not match or pretend to match the tie; pocket squares are supposed to complement the tie and oufit, not match identically. If you want a more exotic print, I'd check out Sam Hober. David does lovely work with his ties and pocket squares and is extremely helpful.
  4. HughJ

    HughJ Senior member

    Jun 13, 2011
    Congratulations. A cream coloured square may be worth consideration with that fabric. A more traditional wedding tie might be nice if you're not dead set on paisley, but may not best fit the casual tone (I assume) you're going for.

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