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How to wear a turquoise tie

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by baseball07, Sep 30, 2012.

  1. Romans116

    Romans116 Well-Known Member

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    I guess it is option 2 since i am not trolling......not too many options :).

    I was thinking black shirt with a grey tie. Maybe a combonation die of the 2nd and third one in with wider patern and a few thin solid black lines?

    Is the goal of this forum to be boring or what...confused. Ironic that i am arguing boringness regarding black shirt. I just don't understand saying that noone can look good in such attire when it is not true.

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  2. FlyingMonkey

    FlyingMonkey Senior member

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    The goal of the MC part of the forum is first of all, to help people wear clothes that actually fit, and secondly, chose coherent combinations that look good in a timelessly stylish (as opposed to fashionable) manner. Check the Styleforum 101 (above) if you want to get the general idea. If you want fashion, there's Streetwear & Denim - the other side of the forum. They are also very nice people (and some of us hang around in both), but they'll also be rather less welcoming to people coming in and trying to tell them how it is.

    The OP was about how to wear a turquoise tie. Even you now seem to be admitting that there are better ties with even your suggested shirt. The thing about black shirts with ties is that while some people may be able to pull them off, it's generally the case that even for them a different, lighter colour shirt would be better. Even though they might look okay with a black shirt in some circumstances, depending on the jacket / suit you are wearing, all the ties you have posted above would look better with a white or light grey shirt than a black shirt. That's the point. A black shirt is almost always not the first choice of shirt with a tie and with good reason. As a casual shirt, it's a whole different story (and in case you are wondering, I do still own a casual black shirt or two).

    I really know what I'm talking about here in a very personal way. When I was younger, I went through a phase of wearing almost nothing but black suits, black shirts and turquoise, neon green or grey ties. I thought I looked awesome. Just as a warning, I will repost this (tiny) picture:

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  3. Frankie22

    Frankie22 Senior member

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    Some advice: surf the forum, learn from folks that are much better dressers than you. Clarity will be had after you put in some legwork.

    You're defensive, claiming those who don't agree with your junior high prom look are "boring". Also, women and the laymen, don't get men's fashion for the most part, they are conditioned to think that loud outfits = fashion. If your goal is to get compliments, don't worry about it, if you want approval from true experts open your mind and learn. This realization set me straight in regard to my "ideas" when I first joined as well.

    Check out posters Victor and Spoo.
     
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  4. Xenon

    Xenon Senior member

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    this as well as gray, silver, and faint color tone on tone stripes.

    For suits: dark gray, oxford, charcoal as well as cool toned dark browns. Tan would work for leisure suit/seersucker as well

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  5. Romans116

    Romans116 Well-Known Member

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    No suit coats for me i guess. But Ted Baker is my favorite Tie style so i guess i would get ripped on here for a lot of the stuff i wear. I am assuming most would say shirt and tie no coat is not a good idea but it works for me for the most part. I will consider buying some coats but i am already overdressed the way it is. Paisley ties are my favorite....are they ok? heh
     
  6. CousinDonuts

    CousinDonuts Senior member

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    :brick:

    Just because the 60yo secretary who shops at Dress Barn liked your non-expensive combo doesn't mean a turquoise tie is justified. You'll notice that the Drake's, Zegna's, Ford's, Marinelli's, etc of the world don't produce shiny turquoise ties.

    Here is the thing...this forum is about style in the classic/timeless sense. It is not a fashion thread, which is why there is very little discussion of D&G, Prada, Gucci, etc. This place is custom Savile Row and Neapolitan tailoring (some of it legit, some wannabe), benchmade footwear, and discussions on the uses of light and dark suede shoes. The OP's original topic is going to be viewed by a very small minority as being stylish, thus the responses you see about burning that tie. No reason for you to get overly defensive because you think it looks good. To each his own. But here, you are the 1%, and you just attacked the 99%. Gotta expect backlash.
     
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  7. FlyingMonkey

    FlyingMonkey Senior member

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    I think you'd really better stop giving people style advice and read the Styleforum 101, that's all I'm saying.
     
  8. Holdfast

    Holdfast Senior member

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    I have a turquiose(-ish) tie; it's not solid but a typically extravagant Pucci print. Nonetheless, I think it goes quite well with a white shirt (solid, or small-patterned) and either a dark charcoal or navy suit (solid, or with a minimum of pattern). Eyecatching and leery, for sure, but not egregiously so IMO. Of course, not what one might call a conservative choice either, naturally. But it can be toned into something interesting without being crazy, I think.

    Funnily enough, I think a solid turquoise is harder to incorporate than my patterned turquiose tie. With a solid tie, it's probably best to stick to a very graphic, almost pseudo-futuristic, look and keep everything else solid too. Accept it for what it is rather than trying to make it conservative or workplace friendly. Wear it with a simple solid white shirt and solid navy suit (maybe something with a little sheen like a wool/mohair blend) for a night out somewhere appropriate for that sort of look (I'm struggling to think of a venue - maybe to a new, trendy restaurant? - but i'm not really a wild nightlife guy :) ).
     
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  9. baseball07

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    Quote: This sounds like it may work, never thought of a Navy suit with it. Any sample pictures? FYI, darker skin tone, dark brown hair, hazel eyes.
     
  10. CousinDonuts

    CousinDonuts Senior member

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    The other thing i keep thinking is if it is taking this much effort then it isn't very versatile. Is it worth this effort?
     
  11. Quadcammer

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    my god you are clueless kid.
     
  12. Cantabrigian

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    When I first read that I thought 'wool or linen' but then I realized you meant polyester.


    I believe Whnay poasted a fit with a turquoise tie a while back. If anyone could make it look good, he could. But he couldn't.
     
  13. Romans116

    Romans116 Well-Known Member

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    Very friendly forum i have run into here. Groupthink?

    Doesn't what you wear have many variables? Some people have a swagger (self confidence) where they can pull off anything. Why is it that a coat is necessary?

    What is the average age here on the forum? Is everyone 50+ in penny loafers, pleated pants, and awesome taper showing socks?

    color is good but only if it is brown? :)
     
  14. Quadcammer

    Quadcammer Senior member

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    one day you will look back on both your outfits and your attitude and realize you looked like a tool, swagger or no.

    And yeah I'm 29.

    tie/slacks no jacket/black shirt = i sell cellular phones at the mall
     
  15. mcbrown

    mcbrown Senior member

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    Welcome to the forum.
     
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  16. Romans116

    Romans116 Well-Known Member

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    Attitude.....read back through..... i am the one getting ripped on.
     
  17. Cantabrigian

    Cantabrigian Senior member

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    Swagger + polyester turquoise tie < swagger + nice tie + suit

    You don't need to give up your swagger in order not to dress like a young middle American cliche.
     
  18. McBindle

    McBindle Well-Known Member

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    Sir -
    Look deep into your user name and seek counsel and ask if it was divine providence that brought you to styleforum.

    Romans 116: "For I am not ashamed of the gospel, because it is the power of God that brings salvation to everyone who believes: first to the Jew, then to the Gentile.."

    Acrid Sheep's graph expresses the path to salvation in a more vernacular manner.

    Good day to you [tip of the hat]
     
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  19. Hayward

    Hayward Senior member

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    Is this still going on?
     
  20. Orsini

    Orsini Senior member

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    Mister, you got a lot of guts to wear that tie.

    More guts than brains.
     
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