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Is it bad if your tie, shoes, and belt all match?

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by Bexcellence, Apr 5, 2012.

  1. Bexcellence

    Bexcellence Senior member

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    Possibly "trying too hard" ?

    Lets say you have a brown belt, brown shoes, would it be bad to then go get a brown/tanish colored tie?
     
  2. Liquidus

    Liquidus Senior member

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    Yes. Forget the matching tie.
     
  3. JohnsNotHere

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    Why? I see no issue with this
     
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  5. justinkapur

    justinkapur Senior member

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    Someone asked me at work if they are wearing grey pants and brown shoes should they wear brown ties? then he started to say what about oxblood should I wear red/burgundy ties. I explained how stupid it would look but I think hes still gonna continue to wear it like that...
     
  6. Sanguis Mortuum

    Sanguis Mortuum Senior member

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    It might not look terrible in all instances, but I don't really see why you would want to do it either. You should pick a tie which complements your shirt and coat; if that happens to be one that is brown then it might, by coincidence, also match your shoes/belt, but whether it does should not really affect which one you choose to wear.
     
  7. cbbuff

    cbbuff Senior member

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    Having the color of your shoes in the pattern your tie or pattern of your jacket is great, but a solid might not work well. It is highly dependent on the specific colors and patterns, so a hard and fast rule is hard to apply here.
     
  8. Gdot

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    Certainly not a rule to follow rigidly.

    But I find that I do sometimes like to bring a fit together by bringing the color of the shoes into my tie or pocket square.

    One particular combo that I like a lot is relating light colored shoes to tie with a dark navy suit. I find it makes the light colored shoes look like they 'belong' with the dark suit. Otherwize the shoes can look a bit outta whack.

    So with this shoe/sock/trou combination my tie is orange cashmere (as an example).

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    As you can imagine, without the orange on top to balance things out the shoes might look completely foreign to the suit.
     
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  9. NotoriousMarquis

    NotoriousMarquis Senior member

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    It really really depends. I've worn a tan belt with a rust linen tie, and that was close but looked good. I think if you go all solids all the way you're asking to look a bit silly. looks very fussy.
     
  10. unbelragazzo

    unbelragazzo Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    I guess I did this today without really intending it:

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  11. Gdot

    Gdot Senior member

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    And it's a perfect example of how well the combo can work.
     
  12. JayJay

    JayJay Senior member

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    I usually don't like seeing a tie that matches the shoes. It rarely looks good to me.
     
  13. New Shoes1

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    Instead of this being matchy/matchy, I think it is more a function of the fact that brown shoes are the only appropriate choice if you wear a brown tie, and the belt then matches the shoes. Maybe it's just me, but I cannot imagine wearing black shoes with a brown tie. BTW, love the fit.
     
  14. UltraMagnetical

    UltraMagnetical Senior member

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    ^ I agree, I think black shoes with a brown tie wouldn't look right
     
  15. JayJay

    JayJay Senior member

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    I would wear shoes in a different shade of brown from the tie or burgundy shoes. I agree that black shoes wouldn't be a good choice.
     
  16. Concordia

    Concordia Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    Why stop there? There could be a lively market in preppy circles for striped repp shoes. And don't forget the virtues of grenadine oxfords when travelling.
     
  17. The Thin Man

    The Thin Man Senior member

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    Thom Browne would approve, with the repp stripes on some Black Fleece shoes.
     
  18. shah92

    shah92 New Member

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    Hi, if someone has green shoes and tie, should he wear it together?
     
  19. Orsini

    Orsini Senior member

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    Not unless it is St Patrick's Day.
     
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  20. Concordia

    Concordia Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    Does anyone actually sell shell cordovan ties anymore?
     

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