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Glossy or Matte Tie ?

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by Aqil, Oct 17, 2013.

  1. Aqil

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    Should a tie worn with a conservative suit be glossy or matte?
     


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    Depends.
     


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    Daytime: matte. Nighttime: either.
     


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    +1.
     


  6. mensimageconsultant

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    It depends on tie color, too. For example, shiny rose red usually is too much.
     


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    ^ True. Shades of blue, grey and black are probably the most tasteful options for a glossy tie. Perhaps burgundy.
     


  8. Aqil

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    So you can never go wrong with a matte tie? That would be the conservative way to go?
     


  9. mensimageconsultant

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    It's possible for an outfit to be too boring. For example, a dull navy tie with a charcoal suit and white dress shirt. Shiny blue with that suit-shirt combination would be better. Still, it probably is fair to say that a tie never needs to be glossy.
     


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    No it isn't.
     


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