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My Navy Suit too dark?

Llamanodrama

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Hi all,

I ordered my first suit online and when it came i realised it was a really dark shade of Navy. I plan to wear the suit for business and am wondering if it is too much like a black suit and hence might be too formal/inappropriate?

Here is a pic of me in the suit. Its probably a shade or 2 darker than what u see in the pic.

Btw, if it matters, im a tan asian with black hair.

Thanks!
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Llamanodrama

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Also, any recommendations for patterned ties to go along with it? I already have a solid burgundy and a solid navy tie so i am looking for some patterned ones.

I was thinking maybe something like

Or
 

circumspice

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Suit color looks fine in photo, and solid navy is about as safe as safe gets.

For tie color, middle blues are best avoided with navy - if you want to play with blues on a blue suit, I tend to like light blues, or having the tie darker than the suit... which doesn't sound possible here.

2.5 inch ties are pretty narrow - the conventional wisdom here is a mix of 3.25 inch aka 8cm ties and grousing that 3.5 inch aka 9 cm ties are hard to come by.
 

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I would go into more color with the ties (reds, pink, yellow, even some light to mid greys and browns can work) against the dark backdrop of this suit. I probably keep repeating myself in many threads here, but I‘m great fan of pocket squares as they help balance out bolder colors in an outfit (like in a tie or „happy socks“) if you pick them up again even subtly in the pocket square.
 

ter1413

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Suit looks fine.

Navy suit...white shirt? Just buy ties that you like. Don't necessarily look to "coordinate" it with that outfit. Just about anything goes.
 

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That is the shade of navy blue on wool navy on polyester is a bit lighter, a lighter shade is called royal !
A navy blazer pair with a pink or light purple shirt with khakis is fire ! ...LoL
 

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