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Formal but creative shirts/ties in London

valit

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Hi,

I'm looking for ideas for London stores where I can look for formal but creative skinny shirts/ties to go with a skinny suit.

Most stores have very formal shirts (or crazy shirts), I would like a skinny shirt/tie combination that has a bit of personality. I'm not talking crazy patterns but some interesting detail.

Any online inspiration or actual London stores would be greatly appreciated.

Thanks
 

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This is a very difficult question to answer. Formal, by definition, is not creative. Formal traditionally means white tie. Semi-formal means black tie. Nothing about those are creative. Formal implies a rigorous standard, a uniform almost.

I'm going to assume you mean formal in a colloquial sense, in that for most people, just wearing a suit (or for some, a sports coat) is formal. So if you're looking for dress shirts which are creative, but not crazy patterns, then you're looking for interesting material?

I guess in terms of shirts, a blue herringbone? Maybe a very fine thatch weave of two colours which from a distance looks plain but up close has an interesting texture?

For ties, I find grenadine both dressy and interesting.

Sorry this isn't very helpful, but I'm not sure exactly what it is you're looking for.
 

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Thank you.

This is for the suits my partner and I will be wearing at our wedding so it's not just about being formal but having something quite distinctive.

I think we're finding a solution but it hasn't been easy because even in a city like London there doesn't seem to be much variety when it comes to formal wear.

Any suggestions are appreciated.
 

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