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Red tie with light blue shirt?

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by rtr14, Apr 22, 2012.

  1. rtr14

    rtr14 Member

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    Will this tie work with a light blue shirt? If not, what would be a good shirt besides white. Thanks
     
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    SpooPoker Internet Bigtimer and Most Popular Man on Campus Dubiously Honored Affiliate Vendor

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    A very, very, very pale blue.
     
  3. plei89

    plei89 Senior member

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    Classic look... Conveys power
     
  4. PhiPsi32

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    You might be able to do a mint green shirt as well.
     
  5. JayJay

    JayJay Senior member

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    Are you kidding, a mint green dress shirt? :facepalm:

    Light blue would work well.
     
  6. jamesny

    jamesny Senior member

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    SOrry mint green wouldn't look good. But yes to a very light blue shirt.
     
  7. Holdfast

    Holdfast Senior member

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    Red ties are interesting things, and much harder to wear well than most accept, in my opinion.

    This is largely to do with their cultural connections, at least in my UK-influenced mind. For instance, when I see a solid red tie on a white shirt (esp. with a grey tweedy suit), I think "old-school Labour Party". In an analogous way, when I see bright red patterned ties on pale blue shirts, paired with navy or charcoal suit (esp. a striped suit), I think "Apprentice candidate", with all the negative connotations of that tryhard tag. Interestingly, I don't have these various visual associations so much with striped red ties on either white or blue shirts. They seem more neutral; eye-catching but without so much baggage.

    Now, all the above commentary may well simply reflect my personal neuroses, so pick & choose how seriously you take any of it. And the negative aspects of all the above is cancelled out if you are actually in one of the camps mentioned. In those cases, rock a solid or patterned red tie. Or if you accept the image and just have fun with it, that's fine too. For instance, I have a red patterned Hermes which is so ridiculously OTT/cheesy-corporate that I wear it in a similarly jokey way.

    tl;dr: it's a nice-looking tie that would certainly go with a pale blue shirt in terms of a colour combination, but I personally don't like it.
     
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  8. reinhardgs

    reinhardgs Well-Known Member

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    I personally accept the pale blue shirt with those tie. but I dont like it

    I mean its nice looking tie (eventhough I much prefer a darker red, IMO), but it looks weird, maybe because I rarely sees that combination

    FYI, I wear Gold shirt (yes, Gold like Gold) and I feel fine. so go ahead if you think its good
     
  9. sullivan025

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    Pale blue, or just an off-white shirt.
     
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    It is also partly because there are reds and reds - some that go with the grey/blue/black "city" or "business" wardrobe - what I think of as "black shoe clothes" (the blue-reds) and some that go with the green/brown/earth "country" wardrobe - what I see as "brown shoe clothes" (the brown-reds and orange-reds). But it's all too easy to wear the "wrong" red.
     
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    :brick:
     
  12. deandbn

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    Well... I was thinking a grey shirt could look very nice, light, medium, or dark.
    Another option would be white shirt with small grey check or vertical grey and horizontal red check or vertical fine red or grey stripe.
     
  13. doughboysc

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    That red tie and pastel blue shirt is very powerful look, Very 1980s!
     
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    This could work. Any light shirt will do.
     
  15. JayJay

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    I'm not a fan of light gray shirts, even though I have one. It'll work, btw.
     
  16. TiesNecktie

    TiesNecktie Senior member

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    Absolutely. Very pale blue shirt. But did I read mint green as a suggestion? Please NO!

    As far as the suit goes, I would choose a medium gray, 2 button suit, with subtle window-pane check. Post some pictures of the complete outfit please.

    Cheers,

    H
     

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