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pinstripe suit and dotted shirt totally crazy?

Halflight

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Here's the deal: I'm getting married in a couple of weeks and I'm still not sure about what I'm wearing. It's a civil ceremony in front of a handful of friends down at city hall, so not a huge deal in that regard. My partner and I just decided it was a special day and wanted to look nice. Okay, so I only have one suit that's in decent shape and it's a charcoal pinstripe. I could very easily wear a light blue shirt and call it a day, but I'm never one to back down from a challenge. Would it be completely insane to pair the suit with a dotted shirt, seen here: http://www.bananarepublic.com/browse...411&pid=583118 The tie would definitely be solid, probably blue (open to suggestions). I'm thinking it's either mildly interesting or catastrophic so I thought I'd put it up to the experts. I could post a picture later if that would make it easier. Thanks everyone, hl-
 

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For some reason the picture of that shirt and the grey pinstripe suit in not sitting well with me. Would it be horrible......no, but I'm getting a 70's vibe from the shirt paired with an otherwise buisiness looking suit. I understand the desire to not go with just a plain blue, so what about a blue gingham maybe? You could still do the solid blue tie. Just a thought.
 

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Thanks for the feedback so far. I don't really want to look "funky", but I don't want to look business-like, as you said. A gingham is not a bad option! Any more feedback is very welcome and appreciated!

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Originally Posted by pocketsquareguy
I like your idea. Dotted short and navy tie, go for it. Don't forget a pocket square

I think it would look good.
 

Halflight

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Wgiceman, could you be a little more specific?

Thanks!
hl-
 

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Originally Posted by Halflight
Wgiceman, could you be a little more specific?

Thanks!
hl-


I was not pointing to anything specifically. I just happened to open the link and scrolled through it and noticed a few combinations that seemed similar to what you were describing. I had never considered such a combination as shown, but they did not look as bad as I would think. In fact, a couple of them would represent a nice change of pace. Of course, your taste may vary.

I think your original idea would be excellent. I have done it many times and the look is great.
 

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wgiceman,

Congratulations on your upcoming wedding!

I can picture that shirt pattern and a pinstipe suit looking pretty good.

You probably already know the traditional shirt for a wedding ceremony is white.

Did you know there are "wedding" ties? Check this out:
http://www.styleforum.net/showthread.php?t=62219

I am a musician, and play at about 25 wedding receptions and ceremonies every year. In my experience the white shirt and "wedding" tie is the way to go FWIW.
 

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Originally Posted by STYLE_ADDICT
For some reason the picture of that shirt and the grey pinstripe suit in not sitting well with me. Would it be horrible......no, but I'm getting a 70's vibe from the shirt paired with an otherwise buisiness looking suit. I understand the desire to not go with just a plain blue, so what about a blue gingham maybe? You could still do the solid blue tie. Just a thought.

Agreed. If there will be pictures, someday someone likely will find it a strange, unappealing combination.
 

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