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Shirt and tie combination

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by vskhosa, Dec 10, 2012.

  1. vskhosa

    vskhosa New Member

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    I have a blue blazer and light grey pants. What would be the best color of a shirt and a tie for a Christmas party with that blazer and pants?
     
  2. MichDui

    MichDui New Member

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    I assume it's a navy blazer. If so, I have been into purple shirts and ties recently with Grey slacks. Looks great!
     
  3. junko

    junko Member

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    A striped light blue shirt and tie with diagonal stripe lines. That would be a nice combination to the solid blazer.
     
  4. vskhosa

    vskhosa New Member

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    What do you think about red striped tie on light blue shirt? Or toned striped black tie on light blue shirt?
     
  5. cptjeff

    cptjeff Senior member

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    I'm not generally a fan of black ties with blue shirts, so no to that. Dark red on a blue shirt is classic.
     
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  6. VinnyMac

    VinnyMac Senior member

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    A tie with a lot of red or burgundy would work well.
     
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  7. vskhosa

    vskhosa New Member

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    Thank you very much. I would appreciate anymore suggestions.
     
  8. ColdEyedPugilist

    ColdEyedPugilist Senior member

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    To me, the whole 'red tie on blue shirt' thing has been overdone and can be quite cliched.

    Try a sky blue solid shirt with a patterned midnight blue woven tie.

    Or conversely, a patterned blue shirt with a midnight blue tie.

    Or try brown as a tie ground.

    Tie patterns should be kept simple: stripes or dots in varying scale.

    Shirt patterns should also be kept simple (white stripes on blue, blue stripes on white, gingaham or graph checks etc).

    Ties should have more texture as a blazer and gray pants is a step down in formaity from a city suit. Good weaves include knits, grenadines and shantung silk.

    Basically: you don't have to look like a christmas tree to be stylish. Varying the scale, shade, pattern and texture are more interesting ways to go about it.

    Google the 'Armoury Lightbox' and 'Rugged Old Salt Tumblrs' and you'll see what I mean.

    BTW: This is my opinion based on actually having 1) done the above hundreds of times, and 2) elicited favourable responses from those around me.
     
  9. tobiasj

    tobiasj Senior member

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    Wtf?
     

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