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elegant or gaudy? Shirt, tie, square combo...

TBSDSpaniard

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Just a quick pic of an outfit I am considering here for...I think the shirt is a little ostentatious...my lady friend thinks its elegant... what do you think, and why? Spaniard
close up of the shirt cuff - the piece I'm thinking of getting rid of.
 

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Ummm I cant vote because uninspired is not an option. Really everything is ok but I dont like the pocket square. At least pick a square with a design. The plain tie and plain pocket square makes the outfit look bland. Or you can add a color to the otherwise simple color palette with the pocket square.
 

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yeah, I say the combination's not bad- but if it was me I'd put in a white linen PS with a TV fold.
 

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I have a linen with lavendar trim shown below with the same square in my breast pocket in the pic above...just wanted more pop on the square...i was more concerned with the shirt.
 

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Shirt is fine. The pocket square doesnt pop because it just blends with the shirt and its a subdued tone. Lavender is not a powerful color. Like acidic said white pocket square with tv fold is the obvious and best choice.
 

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you dont have to use all of one color.


Way too matchy matchy.

swap the tie out for a navy pindot, and the square for a solid white TV fold in linen.
 

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I think it looks quite good, everything flows.
 

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I agree the. The pocket square is the biggest issue. Otherwise I think it looks alright.
 

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It is neither elegant nor gaudy, meaning you can safely wear it anywhere without turning heads one way or another. Congratulations!
 

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Originally Posted by SkinnyGoomba

swap the tie out for a navy pindot, and the square for a solid white TV fold in linen.


+100
 

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Way too much purple. And non-cream solid color silk squares almost always look bad.
 

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The shirt is the only thing that looks alright to me here.
 

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