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Shirt/Tie new suit

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by btulls, Jun 18, 2011.

  1. btulls

    btulls Active Member

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    Just got a new charcoal JP Tilford suit with light pinstripes. I'd say the suit is medium charcoal, not too dark or light.

    I have black dress shoes, and am not buying brown ones so that's out of the question.

    What colour shirt/tie do you think would go best with this? Right now I only have access to a pink shirt that is faintly checkered and pink tie with dark flowers (I guess) on it.

    My other shirt is a faintly checkered light blue one and a black tie with diagonal white/blue stripes on it.

    Both look good with my dark navy suit, but not sure they'll work well with charcoal. Also both shirts have button-down collars which I think is a faux-pas.

    What would look good?

    Thanks
     


  2. dontworryboutit

    dontworryboutit Senior member

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    Just got a new charcoal JP Tilford suit with light pinstripes. I'd say the suit is medium charcoal, not too dark or light.

    I have black dress shoes, and am not buying brown ones so that's out of the question.

    What colour shirt/tie do you think would go best with this? Right now I only have access to a pink shirt that is faintly checkered and pink tie with dark flowers (I guess) on it.

    My other shirt is a faintly checkered light blue one and a black tie with diagonal white/blue stripes on it.

    Both look good with my dark navy suit, but not sure they'll work well with charcoal. Also both shirts have button-down collars which I think is a faux-pas.

    What would look good?

    Thanks


    You should get a plain white shirt, as it will work with anything. A solid red tie will do as well, as it can be worn with both navy and charcoal with the white shirt.
     


  3. btulls

    btulls Active Member

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    Thanks.

    Here's the suit when I was trying it on at the store.
    [​IMG]
     


  4. Mariooo

    Mariooo Senior member

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    are those large stripes, and how much black in the tie?

    together with the light blue shirt, this could propably work

    ...but I would get a plain white/cream/ivory shirt which would give you lots of tie options for the combo
     


  5. btulls

    btulls Active Member

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    Here are the 2 shirts I have at my present location. I'd prefer not to buy a new shirt, but I definitely will if it will help out..
    [​IMG]
     


  6. latindandy

    latindandy Well-Known Member

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    1 is more conservative
    2 will still do the trick

    Don't worry about button down collars. They can actually look cool since they have a casual look.
     


  7. btulls

    btulls Active Member

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    Thanks.

    I think I'll get a plain white shirt, and something else.
     


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