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How to wear a turquoise tie

knittieguy

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The first one works quite well, is that a shantung? Shantung would actually be a great kind of tie for turqoise since the slubs and imperfections would take some of the sheen away from the bright turquoise color. I'm, not as keen on the other two, perhaps because I just don't like ties with sailboats and animals on them. That's probably one of the reasons I find Ben Silver's catalogue so tiresome. That and the use of sales staff and family members as models. But that's just me
 

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True. That tie was way to thick to have a full windsor anyway. Nowadays I usually go with half windsor, the old bertie, or 4 in hand if I wear a knit tie.



Very good point. I think I'll try this out next time. I have a lavender shirt and a checkered red/white shirt which might work.



Thanks for the tip. I don't own any tweed jackets, but I do own one brown three piece suit, so that should be close to what you're suggesting.



Good idea. Though sadly, Japanese summers are far too hot and humid to be wearing anything around your neck....



For sure. Will keep this in mind in the event that I have blazers or sports coats made in the future.



Thank you!! That's money! I absolutely love the first photo. Beautiful combination.
I don't know where you are in Japan, but I live in a place that has hotter and more humid summer weather than Tokyo and do just fine with a tie in the summer.
 

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The first one works quite well, is that a shantung? Shantung would actually be a great kind of tie for turqoise since the slubs and imperfections would take some of the sheen away from the bright turquoise color. I'm, not as keen on the other two, perhaps because I just don't like ties with sailboats and animals on them. That's probably one of the reasons I find Ben Silver's catalogue so tiresome. That and the use of sales staff and family members as models. But that's just me
They have the best catalogue in the biz, IMO. I don't really care for the cut of their tailoring, but the clothes fit on their models, and you see a lot of color combinations you might have never thought of before. The photography is also good. I like their models. They don't try to deceive you by putting their clothing on extra attractive people. They show you what their clothes look like on regular people.

I understand why you might not want a tie with sailboats or animals, but I was more trying to point out the color combinations, combinations I think work reasonably well.
 

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They have the best catalogue in the biz, IMO. I don't really care for the cut of their tailoring, but the clothes fit on their models, and you see a lot of color combinations you might have never thought of before. The photography is also good. I like their models. They don't try to deceive you by putting their clothing on extra attractive people. They show you what their clothes look like on regular people.

I understand why you might not want a tie with sailboats or animals, but I was more trying to point out the color combinations, combinations I think work reasonably well.
It's a fair point about using real people. Their catalogue just doesn't appeal to me. I used to really like it when they would have pages upon pages of British regimental ties, but they don't seem to have as much of that anymore. I also find everything at BS a bit overpriced. I splurged for one of their ties a while back and was a bit underwhelmed. But as I said, maybe that's just me.
 

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It's a fair point about using real people. Their catalogue just doesn't appeal to me. I used to really like it when they would have pages upon pages of British regimental ties, but they don't seem to have as much of that anymore. I also find everything at BS a bit overpriced. I splurged for one of their ties a while back and was a bit underwhelmed. But as I said, maybe that's just me.
I think their prices are in-line with what other places offer. They charge the same or better than other places for Alden shoes, William Lockie sweaters, Drake's ties, etc. I can't speak to the quality of many of their in-house products, though, as I haven't owned many of them.
 

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Maybe overpriced was the wrong word. Ben Silver is full priced. $355-$595 for a nice sweater, $195 for a button-down shirt, $390 for a Harrington-style windbreaker, $1490 for a quartz battery watch, $840 for C&J Belgraves. That's not excessive or out of line with some other merchants, but it is more than I am ordinarily willing to pay when I can get a high-quality custom shirt from My Tailor for $120, Belgraves from Pediwear for $660, any number of high-quality automatic watches from Hamilton or Christopher Ward for under $1000, and custom-made ties from Sam Hober for under $100. I really don't have any other thoughts on this. I was not meaning to come across as critical of your posting pics from their catalogue, and have no wish to dissuade you from liking Ben Silver. Regards
 

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I don't know where you are in Japan, but I live in a place that has hotter and more humid summer weather than Tokyo and do just fine with a tie in the summer.
Perhaps our tolerance levels for humid weather might differ. For me personally, when it's 33 degrees centigrade on average in July and August in Japan, combined with high humidity, I wouldn't be caught dead wearing a necktie outside:rolleyes:

By the way, I tried out the looks you suggested with my brown suit and the two ties. It might be hard to see, but I am wearing a lavender shirt in both shots.
 

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They seem wearable. Here are some tips.

(1) Tie a better knot. Four-in-hand is most common in these parts.

(2) I think a shirt with a subtle pink or red stripe could do well with ties in this color range. They would complement ties like this nicely.

(3) Ties in this color range would work will with a brown jacket. I can't gauge how formal these ties are from the pics you posted so I can't say if they would be too informal for a brown tweed or not, but browns pair nicely with light blues. In general, bright colors pair well with their muddy complements (e.g. the bright red of a rose, with the dark muddy green of its stem). Olive could also work well.

(4) If you think the ties are overly bright, try wearing them more during the summer.

(5) They could go well with a beige or cream colored jacket. Really, any typical linen jacket--cigar, tobacco, cream, tan, olive--should work with ties in this color range.
I like this advice. I think browns/tans with orange/red undertone would work well with those ties, too. But I see what shetland means by cooling it down with green/mossy undertones. For shirts, my first instinct with those ties and an orangey brown jacket would be cream, then either ecru or pale grays. With greenish browns or olives, I could try more vibrant shirt colors--pale tints of lilac or blue come to mind.

As shetland's photos show, any jacket with a light blue/aqua/turquoise check or overcheck should work. You'd just have to be attentive to how shirt grounds and patterns work with the tie/jacket combo.
 

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I'm sure turquoise ties can look fine with the right colour combinations. I'd just never wear them.
 

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I'm sure turquoise ties can look fine with the right colour combinations. I'd just never wear them.
That's pretty much how I feel about them after my purchase. I think I've received some solid advice here on how to make them work, but there are plenty of other more wearable ties as you pointed out. Still, I'll try to give turquoise a little bit of wear from time to time.
 

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