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

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  1. ballardduck

    ballardduck New Member

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    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:

    http://www.brooksbrothers.com/Supim...pd.html?dwvar_ME01167_Color=TURQ&contentpos=3

    http://www.thetiebar.com/tie-bar-pr...asp&pg=4&categoryIds=31,66,69&optionValueIds=

    http://www.thetiebar.com/tie-bar-pr...es.asp&pg=1&categoryIds=28,90&optionValueIds=

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

    http://www.jcrew.com/mens_feature/NewArrivals/tiespocketsquares/PRDOVR~39039/39039.jsp

    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:

    http://www.jcrew.com/mens_category/tiesandpocketsquares/pocketsquares/PRDOVR~38952/38952.jsp

    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?
     
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  2. Magnanimist

    Magnanimist Active Member

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    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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