help picking out shirt and pocket square

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  1. WiseguyMMIV

    WiseguyMMIV Member

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    All,

    I'm not sure if this is the correct forum heading under which to ask for some advice, but here goes:

    I'm attending a Christmas party this weekend. My suit of choice is a grey wool, windowpane, single-breasted style with a notch collar. I have a dark green and cardinal red striped bowtie I plan to wear for the occasion (self-tie, of course) and was trying to decide on a shirt color and pocket square. White and white? Perhaps a light green shirt? Should I use a solid color square or something else?

    I have various shades of colors in my pocket square collection (light green, dark green, etc.).

    Please offer suggestions on the shirt and pocket square colors.

    Thanks,

    Wiseguy

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    Stay with the white shirt. Light green shirt does not sound very nice and remember: combining different greens is really dangerous (well, SF dangerous).

    White PS is also good - an alternative colour could perhaps pick up something in the check of the suit?
     
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    Stay with the white shirt. Light green shirt does not sound very nice and remember: combining different greens is really dangerous (well, SF dangerous).

    White PS is also good - an alternative colour could perhaps pick up something in the check of the suit?
     
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    Thanks for your input. About mixing greens- are these out?


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    Re: picking up something in the suit, I'm not really sure what PS I have to do that. I don't want to overdo it. Thoughts?


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    I have a solid red silk PS that would match my bowtie. Maybe sticking with white is the no-brainer.
     
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    I definately think the white pocket square is the way to go!
     

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