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Help me pair a tie with this shirt!

mcfmcf

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I have had this Faconnable shirt for a while now, but can't think of a tie to wear it with! It has a double cuff. Help, please.





Thanks!
 

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i dont think i would wear a tie with that shirt i do like it though, maybe nice slacks and a sweater
 

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no tie, there's already enough happening on the shirt.. wouldn't it have the small diamond pattern, I would propable wear a solid color tie with some texture a knit or genadine. but as it is, and if you feel bold, maybe a large scaled paisley?
the knit could work though but as I said - wouldn't pair that shirt with a tie.. you'll be perfectly fine without one
 

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skip the tie....
 

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Could you post a picture of the shirt from a distance? That close up, the subtle diamond pattern makes the shirt look quite busy, but at the distance most people will see it, it'll likely just look like a standard blue striped shirt, which would look fine with a tie.

I'd stick with a solid, maybe a grenadine, in any darker shade of blue, grey or burgundy. There are other configurations that could work, but these would be the safest bets.
 

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Don't wear this shirt to a business meeting, it's not a dress shirt. But it could certainly be worn casually, and your tie should not be of the formal variety. I vote paisley, something like this:
or this: http://i.stpost.com/erez4/erez?src=P...ize&redirect=0 could work. A lot of people are down on paisley, but I think it is a fine choice for casual tie wearing. Alternatively, a contrasting solid knit tie could also work.
 

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Originally Posted by EvilFish
Could you post a picture of the shirt from a distance? That close up, the subtle diamond pattern makes the shirt look quite busy, but at the distance most people will see it, it'll likely just look like a standard blue striped tie, which would look fine with a tie.

I'd stick with a solid, maybe a grenadine, in any darker shade of blue, grey or burgundy. There are other configurations that could work, but these would be the safest bets.


You're right, it does look easier on the eyes from a distance. I just ordered a dark blue knit tie from RL so we'll see how that goes. And no tie is always an option. Thanks!

On a side note... anyone have any links to a nice grenadine tie? (not-so-disguised attempt to subtley find out what the hell grenadine is)
 

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What do you mean no tie, guys? Come on, Spoo would definitely wear a tie with this shirt!
 

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Originally Posted by mcfmcf
You're right, it does look easier on the eyes from a distance. I just ordered a dark blue knit tie from RL so we'll see how that goes. And no tie is always an option. Thanks!

On a side note... anyone have any links to a nice grenadine tie? (not-so-disguised attempt to subtley find out what the hell grenadine is)


http://www.samhober.com/grenadine-silk-ties/
 

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Originally Posted by patrickBOOTH
What do you mean no tie, guys? Come on, Spoo would definitely wear a tie with this shirt!

As it is, I most definitely would not


But if it did not have the diamonds in the stripes, I would wear it with a navy twill.
 

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Originally Posted by SpooPoker
As it is, I most definitely would not


But if it did not have the diamonds in the stripes, I would wear it with a navy twill.


I'm sorry, my bad.
 

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Didn't realise Faconnable did formal clothes. Echo the comments above that the diamonds (as well as the odd hue of blue) make it look more casual

I think perhaps a plain yellow or gold tie to match the thin stripe in the shirt if you are set on wearing a tie
 

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Wear it with a pair of jeans, some chukkas and a tweed sport coat.
 

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