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PS and bow tie combos

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by insolentpup, Nov 29, 2012.

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  1. insolentpup

    insolentpup Senior Member

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    Hi guys.

    I usually wear a TV fold white pocket square and a black bow tie with my classic black tux. It works well but im bored of it now. Any tips for some good colour/texture combos? Keep in mind it's a black pants and jacket and white shirt. Don't have the $ for new tux so just going to change the ps and bow tie.

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  2. Chase H

    Chase H Senior Member

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    That's really the only thing you can do that's acceptable.
     


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    How often do you actually wear a dinner suit?

    As Chase H said, I'd just stick with the black bow tie and plain white pocket square in a TV fold. Anything else risks looking cheap and/or cartoonish.

    I have seen some people wear dark navy or dark maroon, velvet bow ties. If you carry off your outfit with some insouciance, that could look good, but otherwise I'd just stick with black.
     


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    insolentpup Senior Member

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    About 4x a year I wear a tux.

    Sounds about right. What must I change in order to be able to wear coloured bow tie/pocket square?
     


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    I agree with the posts above (just stick to the standard), especially since you only wear this 4 times a year anyway. Linen is most conventional, but if you are currently using a linen pocket square, you could maybe use a white silk one (plain, or with a textured design in white) instead, or experiment with slightly more elaborate folds.

    If you really want to introduce some color, the suggestion I've seen (and I think a sensible one) is to change only one thing. If you wear a wine colored bow tie, keep the waist covering black, and the pocket square white, or if you use a colored pocket square, don't change anything else.

    You could also have some fun with things people shouldn't ever see (in public) like your suspenders.
     
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