How do I match a Coffee Check Burberry Tie?

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by cheereos, Jan 30, 2013.

  1. cheereos

    cheereos Member

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    Hey guys,

    I would love to know what other color dress shirts other than white will look good with a coffee check burberry tie?

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    The color is actually darker than the picture IRL.

    Many thanks.
     
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    Ivar Senior member

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    That's not a tie -- that's a walking advertisement.

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    archibaldleach Senior member

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    If you must wear the tie, light blue shirt. If you must.
     
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    I'm no fan of the Burberry check tie. A bit blatant for my taste.

    A shirt in a light blue or pink, however, would work as well as white.
     
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    This is a circumstance where you ought to adress the why before moving on to the how. Since that ship has apparently sailed, I agree that light blue or pale pink will make that tie look about as good as it can look.
     
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    I stand corrected. If you wear blue or pink, people will have to wonder whether you're a douche. With this shirt there won't be any doubt and everyone saves time and effort.
     
  7. cheereos

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    I received it as a gift and I thought of using it. I really didn't know it's actually an atrocious tie lol.

    Would anyone care to explain why? I'm pretty new to this. Just starting out in this whole thing.
     
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    An off-white or cream coloured shirt and a dark coloured textured or tweed sport coat will probably be your best option. Or if you want to bring out the Manolo in you, try a burgundy or soft darker green shirt and definitely wear an unpatterned dark sport coat. This tie is for fun and not the board room. Welcome to Styleforum cheereos.
     
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    I would venture that any hate comes as a result of Burberry's reinvention as purely a fashion brand; a backlash to the oversaturation and ubiquity of its iconic check pattern. No small share of the blame rests with individuals like the gentleman in the above photo wearing an entire shirt of Burberry check. Though not quite as offensive, a Burberry check tie can be viewed similarly.

    In my opinion, the classic Burberry check is best when reserved to classic applications, such as the lining of a trench coat, or the occasional cashmere scarf.

     
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    I kinda like it. Wear it with a ivory linen s.c., white shirt, khaki pants, cordovan penny loafers and a straw hat -- it would be a good summery look.
     
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    It's a nice tie, and anyone IRL will probably like it too. Wear it, as mentioned, with light blue, or white, or pink.
     
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    Hmmmm, I am not sure the dislike of the signature Burberry design is confined to SF. Objectively, it is a nice design but I've come to dislike it for what it represents. Like a lot of people who went to school where it seemed like 50% of the students wore the same Burberry scarf or other minor accessory every day, I dislike it. It sort of screams, "Look at me. I'm wearing Burberry" and there are enough douches who wear it for that exact reason that it kind of ruins it for someone like the OP who may well just like the design or have gotten the tie as a gift. OP may still get more "nice tie" comments than either snark or someone seething internally at the sight of yet another obvious Burberry advertisement but it is definitely a design that attracts some mixed opinions.

    OP, if you must, light blue works and I liked the pink suggestion that someone offered. Just have a thick skin and please do not combine it with any other Burberry item.
     
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    I have two main problems with something like this tie. The first is that the design is blatantly and completely intended to announce itself as Burberry. I think that nice dress clothes should announce themselves by actually being nice, rather than by invoking a symbol that people who don't know much about clothes associate with niceness. Charvet, Kiton, etc do not write "this is Charvet" on a tie. You can tell its nice because it is nice.

    Second, if you do think for some reason that your tie should announce its brand, you aren't showing yourself to know much of anything about clothes with this tie. If you wore a tie with sequins spelling out "Kiton" at least you would be demonstrating some level of knowledge and good sense about clothes. Buying a tie made by a coat company that recently realized it can make a bunch of money by plastering its trademark on various products does not evince knowledge or good sense.
     
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    Hear, hear!
     
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