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Coordinating with gf's dress at a wedding?

Sway23

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I have a charcoal, pinstripe suit and a white w/ light-blue stripes shirt. My gf is wearing a maroon (wine-red) colored dress. Is there a good way we can coordinate our colors to look good, without looking campy/cheesy? The two possibilities I was thinking of was either getting a tie with some red in it, or getting a maroon colored pocket square. But I'm not sure how either will go with the blue-striped shirt. Any other ideas/suggestions?
 

truthhurts

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Striped suit + striped shirt = no. Especially at a wedding, christ. I would go so far as to say that wearing striped suit to a wedding is bad taste but you could get away with it.

White shirt, white pocket square and match her dress (but not too closely) with your tie. Don't match your pocket square to her, you will look dorky.
 

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I always thought that it was okay to wear a striped shirt and suit as long as the stripes were different in scale. I never have but only because I don't own any striped suits. I don't see what's wrong with wearing a striped suit to a wedding either. I wouldn't wear a chalk stripe but a nice pinstripe looks dressy to me. Back to the matter at hand, I would wear a white shirt with a striped maroon/reddish tie. You could, if you like, wear a pocket square that had maroon in it but I would avoid it. I would not wear a charcoal suit with a blue shirt and a reddish tie. I can't picture it matching very well. Brooks Brothers has the ties that I refer to and this sort of look is something I have worn before. The shirt I wore was grey/red checks though.
 

truthhurts

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Striped suits are business wear in my opinion but like I said it's a matter of taste and easy enough to get away with.

Stripes on stripes would look out of place at a wedding. The best way I could put it is that it's not very elegant.
 

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