Advice for matching tie with pinstripe suit

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    choppington88 Member

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    I've always thought a little contrast from the shirt to the tie is nice. Can you post a picture of the shirt and suit on you without a tie? That might help.
     
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    Also, what shoes are you going to wear?
     
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    I'm not fan of monotone tie to shirt matches and that seems to be a real likelihood here.
    Maybe a white shirt with that tie?
     
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    Here's a picture, the color came out a little lighter because of the flash but the shirt itself is a fairly light shade of purple. I was thinking about buying a pair of moccasins but I read that oxfords are a better choice with this type of suit.
     
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    Definitely go with the oxfords.

    As a disclaimer, I'm not an expert, and am just going by what I would think looks good. I know you're looking for a second opinion in addition to your own thoughts, so I'm just throwing them out there.

    As for ties, I think a darker color would be nice to offset the shirt. Not so dark as the suit, but somewhere in between.

    Maybe for something simple, give this a shot:

    http://www.neimanmarcus.com/p/Stefa...%2C722%2C&eItemId=prod143300013&cmCat=product


    If you're still digging your original selection, though, I like this one as an alternative because it's a bit darker:

    http://www.neimanmarcus.com/p/Brion...%2C726%2C&eItemId=prod145820050&cmCat=product
     
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    Thanks, I appreciate the advice!
     
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    I have several pinstripe suits that range from almost black to lighter navy. I'm not a fan of strong patterned ties with pinstripe suits -- they look too "busy." My favorite ties for pinstripe suits are pin-dots -- small white dots against a red or blue background with a white or light blue shirt.
     
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    I guess a really dark purple grenadine would be good with the combo you want to use?

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    or something like this:

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    ESPECIALLY if you are wearing a vest, you need a more subdued tie. Your suit is loud, make sure your shirt and tie are not.


    edit: by the way, these pics are both from Kent Wang
     
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    Thanks for the suggestions.
     
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    All of the ties you have selected look horrible.

    Please choose a white shirt with a dark red or maroon color tie, with smal white
    pin dots or polkadots.

    This will give you a nice contrast, and still be dressy.
     
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    If you are supreme you can wear what you want.
    silk shirt?


    goodness


     
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    Lol brilliant post
     

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