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need help on a tie

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black button down shirt, khaki pants, black shoes....now what kind of a tie should i wear????
 

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its semi formal...were suppose to wear ties
 

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^^ going by that, you shouldn't wear khakis or a black shirt either.
 

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ok im asking for help because ive gotten some suggestions on colors for this combo...trying to see what everyone else thinks...im wearing what i stated in the question, if your not gonna help, dont throw your two cents in
 

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First elaborate on what sort of event it is.
And black shirts are always better off worn without a tie.
 

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No tie will work.
 

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black button down shirt, khaki pants, black shoes....now what kind of a tie should i wear????

its semi formal...were suppose to wear ties

Is this for high school?
Very well, if you must wear a tie try one in Plumb (a dark purple, much darker than Barney) and no loud patterns.Then post photos of your outfit and the shoes.
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Is this for high school?
Very well, if you must wear a tie try one in Plumb (a dark purple, much darker than Barney) and no loud patterns.Then post photos of your outfit and the shoes.
Welcome to Styleforum.

I think it's for a job interview.
 

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I would think a medium to dark grey tie would work as well. Maybe a silk/cashmere blend?
 

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First elaborate on what sort of event it is.
And black shirts are always better off worn without a tie.

+1

I never wear black shirts, the only time I see this as appropriate is at a funeral or going to for drinks (with jeans only).

Khakis can be paired with any other colored shirt + a navy sportscoat...
 
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FWIW, you can get a cheap sport coat at Mens Wearhouse. I mean $100-$200 bucks. A sport coat will set you apart, in a good way. And a well fitted sport coat will make you look better, balancing the torso and legs, slimming an imperfect figure or emphasizing a fit build. My colleagues rarely wear a jacket except for high profile meetings etc. I wear a jacket whenever I wear a dress shirt or casual button front (with a pocket square of course). As often as I do that, I receive numerous compliments. I take it to mean I'm doing something right.
 

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