Matching accessories

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by amooninthewell, Mar 10, 2016.

  1. amooninthewell

    amooninthewell New Member

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    For a wedding. If my bow tie, pocket square, lapel pin and vest are all of a red shade (not matching). Would it look ok or too silly. (Fyi light grey suit + white shirt)

    Opinions and suggestions welcome.
     
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    AStylishHo Member

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    Are you getting married? If so congratulations!
    For a wedding, I would advise to match everything in shade and texture, however with that said there is visual distances from the accesories, I don't believe people will realize straight away -- Assuming they are close in shade.
     
  3. starro

    starro Senior member

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    Very nontraditional. And tbh conjures up the image of a clueless kid at his prom.

    If you're going for attire on the formal side (which I don't think you are, with the light grey suit), then I would suggest:
    1. Pocket square should complement (not match) the shirt, not the tie
    2. Lapel pin imo really has no place at an event of this formality. A flower boutonniere, with the stem cut for the buttonhole loop in the back of lapel, is the way to go.
    3. Vest should be as close to the color of the pants as possible.
     
  4. amooninthewell

    amooninthewell New Member

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    Thank you for your honesties. When I said lapel pin I meant boutiniere(didnt know what it was called). I agree the look may be non traditional and may end up looking funny. But I figured I wanted to go a little on the adventurous side since I'm in the younger bracket. Call me immature, but I enjoy standing out though not in a silly way if possible.
     
  5. seejulius

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    congrats, first and foremost!
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    I would say make that sure that all 3 pieces match before adding accessories because the last thing you want is the color palette to be all over the place. Once they are all match, go crazy with the accessories just make sure all of the metals match from the boutonniere clip, pocket watch, shoe buckle, etc.
     
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    starro Senior member

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    I understand where you're coming from, but right now your get up is silly and ridiculous. Most SFers try to stand out in a more subtle way, with understated good taste rather than outright gaudiness. I think this rule of thumb is very helpful: Have only one accessory that grabs attention.
     

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