Contrast white collar and medium blue shirt?

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  1. fnsret

    fnsret Member

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    What color tie would go with a contrast white collar medium blue shirt (blue oxford color) and a dark brown suit? I haven't worn many contrast shirts. I have a nice maroon tie with cream and light blue lined diamond shapes with a darker blue inside them?
     
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    I would just bin the shirt.
     
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    Claghorn Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    upr_crust wears them pretty regularly over in WAYWRN, though I don't know if they're oxford cloth. I have a blue oc contrast collar that I'll wear occasionally, usually with an almost black blue tie or something in browns with a hint of blue, depending on the cardigan/jacket being worn with it.
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    I have another blue contrast collar (non oc with white graph checks), but the tie I wear with that was widely panned, so that's not getting re-posted.
     
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    Don't be stupid. Honestly, you are complaining about the unhelpfulness of answers in another thread, and you say something like this, when: 1. you haven't even seen the shirt in question; and 2. whether you like them or not, contrast collar shirts are a classic item of gentleman's clothing, particularly in the British tradition.
     
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    Ivar Senior member

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    I wasn't really complaining, more pointing it out as an aside, but point taken. As for contrast collars, I find them unsightly -- somehow remind me of bibs -- and associate them with the worst elements of the i-banker set. Not a very scientific critique, of course, but few discussions about clothes can ever be.
     
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    guymac12 Senior member

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    The contrast collar can be tricky but maybe use a tie with a brighter hue and not brown.
     
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    Here is the shirt and tie combination.
     
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    I love contrast collars. I have contrast collar shirts in blue/white shirt but usually pair it with grey suits. Usually a darker tie, dark purple, burgundy etc.
     
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    I agree that if you wear these kinds of shirts with loud visible braces and big shouldered suits, then you have the elements of a power-dressing disaster. But, taken in themeslves and thoughtfully combined, contrast-collars can be fine. Oh, and apologies for calling you ' stupid' BTW...
     
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    No worries. :fistbump:
     

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