Charcoal suit, eggshell shirt,...eggshell tie?

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by jorwex, Sep 5, 2011.

Charcoal suit, eggshell shirt,...eggshell tie?

Poll closed Sep 11, 2011.
  1. Yes

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  2. No!

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  1. jorwex

    jorwex Member

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    Hi all,

    Does this combo work? Is it an obvious "no!" ? I suffer from tie/suit stupidity.

    This is for a small wedding where I will know almost everyone and will probably be somewhat unconventional and I am having trouble with my clothing choices.

    Thanks for your opinions everyone!
     
  2. landshark

    landshark Senior member

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    Avoid eggshell period.
     
  3. MadAboutPlaid

    MadAboutPlaid Senior member

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    Only if you're Regis Philbin
     
  4. Recoil

    Recoil Senior member

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    The only place eggshell should be in your closest is covering the walls. A few years back I purchased a beautiful RLPL shirt. The cotton is superfine and it has a great check pattern. Whenever I put it on with a suit it loos off. Its a little better sans tie with a sport coat but still off. It's the awful eggshell background colour that is throwing everything off. It really is a shame and every time I see that shirt sitting in my closest I think about how nice it would be with a plain white background.
     
  5. landshark

    landshark Senior member

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    I'd like to amend my comment. Eggshell is OK for your business card.
     
  6. Matt S

    Matt S Senior member

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    I like ecru shirts (the term usually used for shirts in this colour). Though a pale yellow/cream might be a little better. Now as for the tie, it needs to contrast with the shirt.
     
  7. jorwex

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    Well maybe eggshell wasn't the best word to describe the shirt...perhaps the tie.

    The shirt is more of an eggshell + pale yellow color.

    I was thinking of not wearing a tie at all, and if I do go for a tie, the "contrast" reply above is duly noted.

    In general, would that color shirt mesh well with the charcoal suit?
     
  8. Matt S

    Matt S Senior member

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    White, light blue, cream and ecru are all great shirt colours to wear with a charcoal suit. Pink also works well too, if you're daring enough. And as far as other shirt colours with a suit, I'm not too fond of others, but some people like lilac.
     

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