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Black suit, white shirt, red ascot - wearable?

kkraemer

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I'm pretty sure, that you can wear whatever color ascot with a black suit, I've found the one in the picture attached (I like it a lot), but is a white shirt the good choice?

Moreover, what do you think of the new fashion to wear ascot ties in the evening, and not only as morning dress? Chuck Bass from GG does it, and he pulls it off. I'm his age.

See picture attached.
 

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Originally Posted by kkraemer
I'm pretty sure, that you can wear whatever color ascot with a black suit, I've found the one in the picture attached (I like it a lot), but is a white shirt the good choice?

I'm not so sure. Not just because We Don't Like Black Suits - but also becuase a day cravat is a very casual item which a black suit is not. And even ignoring that, while you could certainly wear a white shirt with the cravat you show, paired with the starkness of all that black it would just come out wrong.

Originally Posted by kkraemer
Moreover, what do you think of the new fashion to wear ascot ties in the evening, and not only as morning dress? Chuck Bass from GG does it, and he pulls it off. I'm his age.

I'm very old so I had to google Chuck Bass because I didn't know who he was. I didn't find any pictures of him outfitted like you describe - which is good because it sounds positively monstrous.
 

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Well it may sound a bit childish, it's a character from a TV show - but, come on, you worship Cary Grant and the like (which isn't a bad thing
Just defending myself provisorily
). But I can't find a good picture of him, either. Anyway, where I first saw said style was on this site: http://www.kinowear.com/blog/the-bes...our-body-type/ Is that even an ascot tie? I'm a little confused right now, since this is what I think an ascot tie is, but the one in the aforementioned site just looks...bigger? Moreover, my suit's not plain black, it has stripes (truth be told, I'm buying it next Wednesday, but it's definitely not going to be just .. black. More like this one. What do you think? I just love the dandy-ish ascot-tie-feeling, just not sure if I can pull it off the way I think. I'm 21, btw. EDIT: I also absolutely love the gray-ish suit on the "Best suit for your body type"-site, but since my budget allows only one suit, I was going for a more "classic" black thing. I'll need it for balls and receptions and stuff like that (university stuff). EDIT 2: The fact that it's organized by my university doesn't dictate a rigorous dresscode - I'd hate just putting on a black suit, a white shirt and some tie - that's actually the reason why I wanted to sport said ascot. EDIT 3: Chuck Bass wearing an ascot.
 

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Last weekend, my high school put on a production of Anything Goes (I was the Captain), but the actor who played Evelyn wore a black suit with white shirt, and a red ascot. It looked marvelous every time. (of course, I tied it for him)

My point here is, even though the musical is set in the 1920's, the costume itself was still very contemporary and could have easily been worn today with no issues a'tall.

But, for my two cents on that ascot you have a picture of...yuck. Go all out, get something...maybe red with a black oriental flair to it?
 

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