Matching Patterned Ties with Gingham shirts

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  1. cheessus

    cheessus Senior member

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    Would it look too fussy or should you I just stick to a solid tie (which I don't have so I'll probably not wear the shirt).

    I have a dark navy (midnight blue) gingham shirt and was wondering if a black tie with white specks would match with it.

    Man I need to get some solid grenadine ties.
     
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    I'd go with a solid tie. Grenadine or knit will at least add some textural interest without drawing the eye as much.
     
  3. knittieguy

    knittieguy Senior member

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    definitely go solid
     
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    Or a near-pure solid: solid with a tiny blue pattern. I´ve got a similar medium blue H&K gingham. The salesman at Charvet approved of the (Barney´s) burnt orange tie with very subtle blue pattern I was wearing.
     
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    The right paisley can work. Large paisleys.
     
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    What about a dark tartan?
     
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    Solids your best bet.
     
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    I like large paisleys as Alan pointed out or a tonal pattern that's larger in scale than the gingham. If you go solid try to go with one that has a nice visual texture to it like others have suggested (i.e. a knit or a grenadine).

    Example of the tonal pattern in a larger scale:

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    Love this look.
     
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    Would it look too fussy or should you I just stick to a solid tie (which I don't have so I'll probably not wear the shirt). I have a dark navy (midnight blue) gingham shirt and was wondering if a black tie with white specks would match with it. Man I need to get some solid grenadine ties.
    Not that gingham and patterned ties cant be done (it certain can) I just dont see the black tie with the midnight navy shirt happening correctly.
     
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    Why not get a gingham tie, too? If you can match the colour & pattern, your tie will be almost invisible.

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    Love this look.


    Cheers CA!!!


    Why not get a gingham tie, too? If you can match the colour & pattern, your tie will be almost invisible.

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    [​IMG] and to take it to the next level have them both in a satin!
     
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    ld111134 Senior member

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    Love this look.


    I second CA's assessment.

    BTW, there's no seasonality for pink gingham, is there? I've always associated it with spring/summer.
     
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    I second CA's assessment.

    BTW, there's no seasonality for pink gingham, is there? I've always associated it with spring/summer.



    Cheers! I think you're right about ginghams being more spring/summer but I'm a Mavrick [​IMG]

    LOL! [​IMG]
     

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