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Purple shirts with pants

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by countryman737, Sep 22, 2011.

  1. countryman737

    countryman737 Well-Known Member

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    I know that purple is typically worn with a navy or black suit (for evening events), but what if you want to wear it with khakis. I know the combo looks good, but I am a bit concerned about how the brown belt would go since that is the color shoes to wear with khakis? What are the guidlines?


    FYI here is the shirt tie combo I'll be doing:

    http://www.josbank.com/menswear/shop/Product_11001_10050_257605 shirt

    http://www.brooksbrothers.com/IWCat...45808&Parent_Id=210&default_color=Purple#null tie

    ---> Also any suggestions where to get shirts that look a bit more sophisticated for the college scene? I'm thinking the checks and patterns do this nicely.


    Thanks in advance.
     
  2. Superfluous

    Superfluous Senior member

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    why is purple not worn with navy or black?
     
  3. countryman737

    countryman737 Well-Known Member

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    No it typically is worn with those colors. I was wondering if you could wear that shirt tie combo with khakis and a brown belt and shoes
     
  4. Superfluous

    Superfluous Senior member

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    Sorry, misread it. :slayer:
     
  5. countryman737

    countryman737 Well-Known Member

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    what would you say about the question posed then?
     
  6. OTM

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    I wore a purple/white striped with some peach colored shorts yesterday.
    Sockless in the dark brown 'derbies', brown belt. Plenty of compliments. Be careful that the two colours aren't to dulled in hue, I believe it may come off a little ... dull... then

    Edit: Just checked out the pictures, I think it should work out fine. However, the tie looks like it has more sheen than is to my liking. Good luck
     
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  7. SpooPoker

    SpooPoker Internet Bigtimer and Most Popular Man on Campus Dubiously Honored Affiliate Vendor

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    Put This On just did a thing about purple shirts today.
     
  8. Rich0116

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    I wear a light purple with a brown belt/shoes combo but they're almost burgundy so I don't know if it quite works for what you have in mind. I love purple as a color. I worry a bit about the shirt you linked though...that tie is rather strong by itself and might do better against a plainer background. With a simple white shirt and khakis I think it'd do well with anything but the lightest of browns as an accent.
     
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  9. Superfluous

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    What's is "Put This On?"
     
  10. countryman737

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    Here are some other ties I picked out. Any of these better? The more I looked around, the less I liked the original tie

    http://www.brooksbrothers.com/IWCat...ort_by=&sectioncolor=Purple&sectionsize=#null

    http://www.josbank.com/menswear/shop/Product_11001_10050_288572


    http://www.josbank.com/menswear/shop/Product_11001_10050_294579
     
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    Clicky.
     
  13. countryman737

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    So where do you suggest finding a purple plaid/checked shirt and tie?

    Some of us are trying to get our way through college and can't afford super fancy stuff but still want to look nice
     
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    durp durp
     
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  15. Chillax

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    Have you tried buying from thrift stores and Ebay? Or sales at online discounters? Once you have educated yourself by reading this site, and other men's style sites, you will be able to obtain first rank clothing at lower prices than you would pay for the crap they sell at malls. With some effort and persistence, you will be amazed at how well you can dress on a modest budget
    As for purple shirts, they go very well with brown pants and shoes. Also look good with a tan suit or sportcoat
     
  16. countryman737

    countryman737 Well-Known Member

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    I know brands and such it's just finding a company that makes a pattern/checked that I'm looking for
     
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    cptjeff Senior member

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    Jos A Bank stuff is fine for what it is. It's not the highest end stuff, but so what? It's not the utter crap many here make it out to be. Suits? Yeah, perhaps at their low end they are. But shirts? Their shirts are fine. There's not nearly as much difference in a high end shirt and a low end shirt as there is with, say, shoes or a suit. The quality of the fabric will vary, the stitching will vary somewhat in appearance and long term wear, but a cheap shirt isn't all that different from a really nice shirt.

    The biggest difference is in the fabrics, and then, who really cares? As long as it's all cotton... Some people burn through shirts, some keep 'em for ages. If he likes the pattern and the feel is acceptable, why on earth not?
     
  18. Bowtiedlad93

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    I see no problem so long at the shirt is not a darker shade then the pants. like doing a darker purple with a lt tan shade or someting to that effect.
     
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  20. VinnyMac

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    Try it on and see what it looks like. That's the only way to figure out the best combo. I think that you can make a purple shirt work with just about anything. I have a few of them. If you do it right, women love it because most guys don't go past black, grey, blue, brown and white.
     
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