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Black..Black..Red?

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by marangatang, Feb 17, 2013.

  1. marangatang

    marangatang New Member

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    Next month I will be attending my Fiancé's sororities spring formal. The theme is Hollywood and she thinks that I should wear my black suit with a black shirt and a red tie or bow tie while she wears her red dress and black heels. I think that the black on black combo will not have enough contrast and I am just going to look like a kid going to his first high school homecoming. Wouldn't a black suit with a white shirt and red tie or bow tie be more appropriate?

    Thanks.
     


  2. YRR92

    YRR92 Senior member

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    Well, I mean, fire's red, and fire is the appropriate pairing for a black dress shirt.

    I'd be pretty firm about the white shirt. You know your relationship, and you know the degree of disagreement it's worth -- it's certainly not a big deal.

    Matching one's date is kinda bad, and crimson ties don't look very good. Black long tie would be better -- not only is it more tasteful not to match, it also directs more attention back to her. Heck, the biggest criticism I'd have for black suit, white shirt, black tie for an evening event is that it's a little too Hollywood -- not so much a problem in your scenario. That said, this is very much her event.
     


  3. HughJ

    HughJ Senior member

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    Certainly. A white shirt is the only good option with a black suit.
     


  4. csoukoulis

    csoukoulis Senior member

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    i love reading this exact same topic posted what seems to be on a weekly basis. If a black shirt makes your GF happy which in turn will get you laid, then wear the black shirt. Most likely nobody there will even know the difference nor will they care.
     
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  5. landshark

    landshark Senior member

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    Wear a black suit, white shirt, burgundy or black tie. If black tie, then burgundy pocketsquare.
     
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    tHopkins New Member

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    lolololololol I laughed so hard at this
     


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    Veremund Senior member

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