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Matching a shirt with my tie

Jonesy26

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Gday. First time poster, just need a little advice. I've got a formal (I'm not sure where most of you guys are from, so I'll say it's the Australian equivalent of a Prom, a bit different though) coming up. Picked up a black suit and some shoes. Got a tie as well, I'm not sure if I like it all that much, but yeah. I still need a shirt, and I'm wondering what colour shirts would go with it. And whether to go a thin stripe or just plain? Here's a couple pictures of the tie (don't mind the shirt, it was just a random one of mine hanging up at the time I took the pictures):




Thanks for your help.
 

Blackhood

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1. The pictures aren't showing up.
2. If its really like a prom/ball then i would have thought a black bowtie and white marcella shirt would be the standard option?
 

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Yeah, sorry. I realised and then had to go off and do something. Hope this works: http://img59.imageshack.us/i/img1859jc.jpg/ http://img683.imageshack.us/i/img1865nd.jpg/ Edit: sorry, you'll have to click the links - it goes way too massive when I put them on here and I can't be bothered/don't have time to resize. And nah, in Australia I guess its sort of a bit different. Most people wear ties, only a few, if any bowties. A lot of people go with white shirts, but quite a few go with coloured shirts. It's a bit more relaxed than what I gather proms are, but still formal gear.
 

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Wear a white shirt with a bowtie, and make sure the suit is tailored to fit you well. You will look good.
 

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Originally Posted by Stylekid
Have you ever tried a jumper with shirt trim? Its makes the whole process easier I think, in the UK we have a brand called Peter Werth who are a great example but i'm sure you can find alike clothing from brands and shops where you are, if you take a look you should see a couple, my personal favourite is the one at the top in the grey and purple. See that way you still look very smart and like your wearing two pieces of expensive clothing when its just a jumper with a collar! Simple and Smart


That's got to be one of the dumbest things I've ever seen.
 

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Well I would say white only because it goes with just about everything and not being able to see the pics I cannot honestly suggest anything else at the moment.
 

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Originally Posted by Jonesy26
And nah, in Australia I guess its sort of a bit different. Most people wear ties, only a few, if any bowties. A lot of people go with white shirts, but quite a few go with coloured shirts. It's a bit more relaxed than what I gather proms are, but still formal gear.

At public schools in the western suburbs, perhaps.

It's not that long ago since I was going to school formals, and they were strictly black-tie affairs.

Except for the muppet at mine with a frilly blue shirt. These days I've been told he's forgone shirts and takes his family to naturalist colonies, but I digress.
 

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Originally Posted by Stylekid
Have you ever tried a jumper with shirt trim? Its makes the whole process easier I think, in the UK we have a brand called Peter Werth who are a great example but i'm sure you can find alike clothing from brands and shops where you are, if you take a look you should see a couple, my personal favourite is the one at the top in the grey and purple. See that way you still look very smart and like your wearing two pieces of expensive clothing when its just a jumper with a collar! Simple and Smart


You're describing a dickey and they've been around for more than 100 years.
 

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