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Stiped shirt with striped tie? OK or a big NO?

Preparatory

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Is it okay to wear a striped shirt with a striped tie or is it not? Many says NO but I've seen a few successful examples. Post pics if necessary.
 

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I've done it at times, but it only works if the stripes are quite different sizes in my opinion. I wouldn't put similarly proportioned stripes on top of each other. I try not to do it all anymore regardless of the proportions, but there are times when it works and looks nice.

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The stripe of the shirt must be at most half as wide as the tie.

The best range is for every Tie-Stripe you should want 3 to 4 shirt stripes.
 

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i only do this when i ask mom if its ok....

perhaps you should use your eyes? do you enjoy the way it looks? if not don't do it
 

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Originally Posted by dk_ace
I've done it at times, but it only works if the stripes are quite different sizes in my opinion. I wouldn't put similarly proportioned stripes on top of each other. I try not to do it all anymore regardless of the proportions, but there are times when it works and looks nice.

D


This is the rule. Alan Flusser suggests similarly, and it generally works.
 

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Originally Posted by Preparatory
Is it okay to wear a striped shirt with a striped tie or is it not? Many says NO but I've seen a few successful examples. Post pics if necessary.

Articles of identical scales will most certainly clash.
 

TheTukker

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Originally Posted by Lightbringer
This is the rule. Alan Flusser suggests similarly, and it generally works.

I dont disagree with "the rule", but not sure why people keep on taking cues from someone who dresses like this:

 

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It can work, as has been noted above, but it's so much easier and safer to go with a solid shirt... Trying to match a striped tie to a striped shirt is too much effort.
 

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Originally Posted by Lonneker
I dont disagree with "the rule", but not sure why people keep on taking cues from someone who dresses like this:



I too am amazed that a man who is so shabbily dressed could produce such a book.

That said the book is really quite good.
 

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Just don't do this
 

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