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Mint green tie?

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I saw a few mint green fabrics that I thought could look good for spring/summer. Curious what people think of this shade of green and if they have any recommendations on the two fabric choices and what to pair with it.

My thought was to pair with a light/medium gray suit, maybe a blue suit with tan shoes.
 

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I think it would work with light grays and navy. Not sure about the tan shoes paired with a blue (what shade?) however.
 

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My thought was to pair with a light/medium gray suit, maybe a blue suit with tan shoes.

I must own appr 120 ties. I have never once looked to purchase one and thought..."What can I wear this with?" I buy ties I like and they will fit into my wardrobe.

Go with the material/shade you like. Don't overthink by trying to envision what outfit you can wear it with.

My $.02.
 

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I must own appr 120 ties. I have never once looked to purchase one and thought..."What can I wear this with?" I buy ties I like and they will fit into my wardrobe.

Go with the material/shade you like. Don't overthink by trying to envision what outfit you can wear it with.

My $.02.
Interesting ter.
I think I’m the opposite. Having bought a lot of stuff in the past cos it seemed attractive (shiny new toys!) which then sat unworn in my cupboard, these days before I pull the trigger on a new item I try to picture what I’d wear it with, will a jacket need new strides, shirt to go with it etc or will it fit in with something I already own.
Back on topic those ties aren’t conventional but not too outrageous either. Hard to go wrong against a dark blue suit.
 

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Interesting ter.
I think I’m the opposite. Having bought a lot of stuff in the past cos it seemed attractive (shiny new toys!) which then sat unworn in my cupboard, these days before I pull the trigger on a new item I try to picture what I’d wear it with, will a jacket need new strides, shirt to go with it etc or will it fit in with something I already own.
Back on topic those ties aren’t conventional but not too outrageous either. Hard to go wrong against a dark blue suit.
I feel you! There was a time when I would just get a tie on impulse because it was a good deal. I’d put it away and then realize it didn’t really go with anything and it didn’t even look that great when part of an overall outfit.
 

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I agree with Thin White Duke. I have a couple of dozen ties, and apart from a few basic workhorses I picked them all because I liked them in isolation. At least half of them have never been worn. A beautiful Charvet with a lime green base and purple and cream stripes may be eye catching, but if it doesn’t go with anything it’s going to live in the closet for the next ten years. Better to at least consider how a new tie will fit with your existing wardrobe or you’re just throwing money away.

N.B. The above doesn’t apply to thrifted ties. If, like me, you’re grabbing them on eBay for $20 then the occasional dud doesn’t matter. Go nuts :)
 

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