I'm trying to choose a tie

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  1. Newbiest

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    Hi lads,

    I'm trying to choose a tie for my first blue suit which I bought for my best friend's wedding and to be honest It's not as easy as I first thought. The shirt is light blue and my shoes and belt are dark chocolate brown. The idea is to match it with my gal's dress which is beige. There isn't such a diversity in the place where I live and it's a bit hard to find something appropriate. I'm uploading an image of a tie I found today. I didn't buy it, because I wasn't sure it looks nice. My other option is to try to find a dark brown tie and to use a lighter pocket square. Really, really hope to help me.

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    Edit: nevermind
     
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  4. Style Minded

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    Hope I'm not too late - do not buy that tie! You have a beautiful color in the suit and the shirt is the perfect compliment. The shirt/tie combo is the eye grabber and for an occasion like this you want to look your best. Seek out a black background tie with blue/beige tight patterned appearance or tightly striped. The tie should be heavily patterned to give life to the plainer suit and shirt. The deeper the blue in the tie the more it will define the suit. The beige in the tie should compliment your escort's dress as much as possible so get a good visual before heading off to the store.
    Another suggestion: re-think the shoes and belt. Nothing sets off a blue suit, light or dark, than sharp, well-shined black shoes and belt combo. Any shade of brown can be dicey, trust me.
    Lastly, don't forget the pocket square - white is always safe, but try to find one that will pull in your shirt color. If you find the right tie, you could match to the black, blue or beige in the tie - not an easy trick to pull of, but you will be the best dressed gentleman in the room. Do not, ever, under any circumstances - ever where a matching tie/pocket square set. Bad form, bad taste, just bad.

    Good Luck!
     


  5. StumpjumperE

    StumpjumperE Senior member

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    Disagree. I don't like black shoes/belt with a blue suit. Brown or cordovan is a far better choice in my opinion.
     


  6. Sanguis Mortuum

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    Black is perfectly good with a blue suit. If we were talking about everyday wear then brown is certainly more versatile than black, but for an especially formal occasion like a wedding black would be the more correct choice, though brown may be fine too depending what everyone else is wearing.

    Also, are you an American? In my experience it only seems to be Americans who dislike black shoes with blue suits for some reason. It is a classic English business look so it seems weird to me that anyone should dislike it. The OP is in Bulgaria so may not share your peculiar distaste.
     


  7. Caustic Man

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    Bulgaria, so he is. Off topic but Plovdiv is one of my favorite places on earth. In Sofia no one has the time of day for you, in Plovdiv I have never met a rude person.
     


  8. Newbiest

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    Hey guys, thanks for your answers. I actually bought a tie today. It's chocolate brown with small blue dots. I guess it's going to look great with a white shirt as well. I'm uploading a picture so you can see it. Do I need a pocket square?
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  9. AlexE

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    Much better than the first choice
     


  10. doughboysc

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    I would choose a dark navy necktie to match the outfit.
     


  11. sportin_life

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    Looks great. I would probably go with a white shirt for a wedding since it's more formal and will offer more contrast for your navy suit/charcoal tie.
     


  12. Caustic Man

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    I actually kind of like this combo. A brown tie wouldn't have been my first choice but it actually kind of works.
     


  13. Newbiest

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    And that's it. Sorry for the poor light conditions.
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  14. Sanguis Mortuum

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    You don't want to be too matchy, the brown is perfectly good if he's wearing brown shoes/belt.
     


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