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Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by LetterDelivery, Apr 9, 2013.

  1. LetterDelivery

    LetterDelivery New Member

    Jan 20, 2012
    I'm wearing a White, One-Button, Shawl Collar Tuxedo. The pants are Black and the shirt was originally White. The bow tie, of course. was going to be Black. I assumed that when dressing along with your date, it was okay to wear a (somewhat) traditional tuxedo, regardless of the colour of their dress. My date wants me to wear a Turquoise bow tie to go along with my ensemble. It might just be my tastes but the combination sounds dreadful. Should I simply exchange the shirt for a light blue shirt with a white collar (á lá Kanye West in the Runaway music video) or should I bend to her whim and wear the disgraceful turquoise bow tie? I feel this is my first chance to express my sartorial skills. Please assist me men of the style world.
  2. cptjeff

    cptjeff Senior member

    Jan 19, 2010
    You're right, your date is wrong. Wear a turquoise pocket square though, the bright and cheery color works with a white dinner jacket, and it should appease her.

    Also, nice choice. Stick with the white shirt, too.
  3. unbelragazzo

    unbelragazzo Senior member Dubiously Honored

    Jun 1, 2011
    Washington, DC
    I vote against turquoise PS as well, but not near as egregious as a turquoise bow tie.
  4. jrd617

    jrd617 Senior member

    Jul 15, 2009
    Is there a strong chance you'll get laid by said chick?

    One must factor that into the decision-making
    Last edited: Apr 9, 2013
  5. MikeDT

    MikeDT Senior member

    Jun 24, 2010
    China, Mongolia and UK

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