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Black Bowtie for suit - OK or plain out wrong?

mr Dala

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Hello folks,

its new years and have a black pinstriped suit, I want to have a black bow tie on this occasion but it feels wrong without a tux. Should I go with a dark gray tie and a white handkerchief instead?
 

JonasAberg

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I wouldn't say it's wrong per se but I can't help but wonder if it would look a bit too contrived, like you really want to wear a tux but for some reason aren't.
 

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Black suit, even pinstriped, is going to look too much like a tuxedo without actually being a tuxedo.

I think your bow tie is the one element in your ensemble that would allow you to bring some colour to an otherwise drab sounding outfit.
 

Thomas

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^^^ agree. Pick a different color for the bow tie. Perhaps a tartan, like Royal Stewart?
 

JG000

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Originally Posted by harvey_birdman
Black suit, even pinstriped, is going to look too much like a tuxedo without actually being a tuxedo.

I think your bow tie is the one element in your ensemble that would allow you to bring some colour to an otherwise drab sounding outfit.


+1
 

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