Purple Shirt Tie Match?

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  1. galway

    galway Member

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    I recently decided to make my first foray into purple shirts. I've got one solid and one base-white-purple-stripe and am looking for tie suggestions, especially what colour to wear. I'm not a big fan of shirt/tie colour matching but am thinking about a different shade. The solid shirt is a relatively light shade and the stripe is a sharper colour, both slim fit and spread collar. What works best in your experience?
     
  2. harry2quinn

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    One color I like wearing with french blue or purplish colors is gold or possible a more mute sunflower yellow... might be worth a shot.
    I feel like a similar tone such as lilac or lavender on an unusual color like that might not work.
     
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    I certainly would try navy, and dare I say, a green such as this?

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    + 1 to Harry. In addition to those colours, I also like navy, green (and I think the tone can vary widely as long as the contrast isn't too painful and the tie is not a shiny material) and patterned red and burgundy. I have similar shirts to yours, galway, and if anything, I think silver and grey ties are the most difficult to work with, so mine are patterned to make the look interesting. For a black or deep charcoal tie, try a dark grey suit
     
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    One color I like wearing with french blue or purplish colors is gold or possible a more mute sunflower yellow... might be worth a shot.
    I feel like a similar tone such as lilac or lavender on an unusual color like that might not work.


    +1

    Pretty much any shade of yellow to gold seems to work. great contrast.
     
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    Remember to think contrasting colors: So the spectrum from orange around to green is the most obvious reach:

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    Adjacents in the right tone can work too, for example, a light pink against lilac.
     
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    I have recently considered this problem myself.

    +1 to navy and green, definitely. Perhaps a navy/green stripe, as attached.

    Also consider black grenadine or black knit, or deep burgundy/bordeaux depending on how light the purple is.
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    I agree that golds and yellows work well, also green (deep or pastel). If the solid color shirt is a deep purple, I think a silver/light gray would be an unusual, but effective choice.
     
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    Maybe something like this? [​IMG] Shirt is a bit darker in real life.
     
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    I recently decided to make my first foray into purple shirts. I've got one solid and one base-white-purple-stripe and am looking for tie suggestions, especially what colour to wear. I'm not a big fan of shirt/tie colour matching but am thinking about a different shade. The solid shirt is a relatively light shade and the stripe is a sharper colour, both slim fit and spread collar. What works best in your experience?

    Coincidently, I was also looking at a solid purple shirt. Mine is a darker shade of purple.
     

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