• Hi, I am the owner and main administrator of Styleforum. If you find the forum useful and fun, please help support it by buying through the posted links on the forum. Our main, very popular sales thread, where the latest and best sales are listed, are posted HERE

    Purchases made through some of our links earns a commission for the forum and allows us to do the work of maintaining and improving it. Finally, thanks for being a part of this community. We realize that there are many choices today on the internet, and we have all of you to thank for making Styleforum the foremost destination for discussions of menswear.
  • This site contains affiliate links for which Styleforum may be compensated.
  • We would like to welcome House of Huntington as an official Affiliate Vendor. Shop past season Drake's, Nigel Cabourn, Private White V.C. and other menswear luxury brands at exceptional prices below retail. Please visit the Houise of Huntington thread and welcome them to the forum.

  • STYLE. COMMUNITY. GREAT CLOTHING.

    Bored of counting likes on social networks? At Styleforum, you’ll find rousing discussions that go beyond strings of emojis.

    Click Here to join Styleforum's thousands of style enthusiasts today!

    Styleforum is supported in part by commission earning affiliate links sitewide. Please support us by using them. You may learn more here.

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

Preparatory

Senior Member
Joined
Dec 1, 2010
Messages
182
Reaction score
11
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.
 

CaymanS

Senior Member
Joined
Feb 10, 2011
Messages
802
Reaction score
75
lurker[1].gif
 

dk_ace

Active Member
Joined
Feb 16, 2011
Messages
33
Reaction score
0
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
 

Blackhood

Distinguished Member
Joined
Feb 5, 2010
Messages
2,895
Reaction score
376
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.
 

phoenixrecon

Distinguished Member
Joined
Mar 22, 2009
Messages
2,419
Reaction score
29
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
teacha.gif
 

Lightbringer

Senior Member
Joined
Oct 28, 2010
Messages
459
Reaction score
1
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.
 

kcc

Senior Member
Joined
Apr 16, 2006
Messages
612
Reaction score
1
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

Distinguished Member
Joined
Aug 17, 2007
Messages
2,560
Reaction score
139
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:

Alan-Flusser.jpg
 

tim_horton

Distinguished Member
Joined
Jan 18, 2010
Messages
1,274
Reaction score
632
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.
lol8[1].gif
 

Lightbringer

Senior Member
Joined
Oct 28, 2010
Messages
459
Reaction score
1
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:

Alan-Flusser.jpg


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.
 

blahman

Distinguished Member
Joined
Aug 25, 2010
Messages
4,138
Reaction score
338
image3xxl.jpg


Just don't do this
laugh.gif
 

Featured Sponsor

What's your favorite style of coat for winter? Choose up to 3

  • Peacoat

  • Great coat

  • Trench

  • Mac

  • Chesterfield

  • Duffle coat

  • Topcoat

  • Shearling

  • Balmacaan

  • Parka

  • Loden

  • Car coat


Results are only viewable after voting.

Forum statistics

Threads
503,115
Messages
10,563,521
Members
223,347
Latest member
ayojknow
Top