In Praise of Navy

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by Parker, Mar 8, 2011.

  1. Selvaggio

    Selvaggio Senior member

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    I actually know what you mean.

    Did I leave out navy ties? Yes I did, and deliberately so. Too matchy matchy imo if worn with a navy suit; shades of the horrid, two-toned 1990s.


    What's wrong with a little tone on tone? Would you also consider a black and gold tie on a black and gold shirt too matchy matchy? You need to live a little! [​IMG]

    I wear navy ties with navy suits a bit. They are never exactly the same shade, so I think that's okay. For instance, I have a vintage Italian silk knit tie which is useful with a navy suit. It's darker than most of my suits and it has a really knobbly texture.
     


  2. ColdEyedPugilist

    ColdEyedPugilist Senior member

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    What's wrong with a little tone on tone? Would you also consider a black and gold tie on a black and gold shirt too matchy matchy? You need to live a little! [​IMG]

    With white KC shoes dooode!![​IMG] [​IMG]

    But seriously, non tone-on-tone is just a personal preference; what works best for me.

    Love navy knit ties BTW.
     


  3. quar

    quar Senior member

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    My 3 Favourite Drake's Ties.
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  4. aj_del

    aj_del Senior member

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  5. Trifon

    Trifon Well-Known Member

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    I'm a huge fan of navy. Love to combine it with shades of grey, purple and brown, and light blue of course. Sometimes with orange too.

    Actually right now I'm wearing a purple turtleneck sweater, navy trousers and socks, and espresso brown wholecuts.
     


  6. UrbanComposition

    UrbanComposition Senior member

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    But do your undergarments match, young feller?//?
     


  7. aj_del

    aj_del Senior member

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    Do any of these combos work in your op [​IMG] [​IMG]
     


  8. TheTukker

    TheTukker Senior member

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    ^I really like that 'swell' you got going in the upper chest... are you just built that way (bulky upper pecs and traps) or is that tailored-in with padding and such? Below is my HK suit in Huddersfield's "dark navy", I tried asking the tailor for that same sort of swell but I don't think I have the build for it:

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    I would have thought that if you extended your shoulders somewhat, it would allow for more drape and get you closer to your desired 'swellness'.
     


  9. TheTukker

    TheTukker Senior member

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    Do any of these combos work in your op

    Personally not a fan, but they can certainly work.
     


  10. TRINI

    TRINI Senior member

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    Do any of these combos work in your op

    Pocket squares aside, sure.
     


  11. aj_del

    aj_del Senior member

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    Whats wrong with PSs ? Foo's theory of blue BS with blue shirt ?
     


  12. TRINI

    TRINI Senior member

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    Whats wrong with PSs ? Foo's theory of blue BS with blue shirt ?

    No - I just don't like it. I'm in the white/cream linen PS camp.

    That sort of pocket square matching is too advanced for me.
     


  13. Parker

    Parker Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    Here's a good example of navy on navy. Simple but not simplistic.

    [​IMG]
     


  14. classicusa

    classicusa Well-Known Member

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    That is a very sharp tie. Simple. Elegant. Quiet. Maker?
     


  15. wmb

    wmb Senior member

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    sorry pic wont download...
     


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