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Tie Advice

Discussion in 'Menswear Advice' started by EigenJames, Apr 9, 2016.

  1. EigenJames

    EigenJames Member

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    I will openly admit that I know nothing about how to buy tie that will go with a shirt... So I have come to all of you. Any ideas on what would go well with this shirt? I will be wearing it with a medium grey suit (I tend to prefer a conservative look). Any help would be greatly appreciated!

    One preliminary thought was the following, in either red or pink:

    http://shop.nordstrom.com/s/nordstr...ory-personalizedsort&fashioncolor=BRIGHT PINK
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  2. IChen

    IChen Senior member

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    For whatever reason it doesn't look like a dressy shirt but I'd probably recommend like a dark burgundy solid knit tie or like dark purple/navy as first looks for tie colors.
     
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  3. EigenJames

    EigenJames Member

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    Thanks for the advice.

    Out of curiosity, why doesn't it seem like a dressy shirt? I guess the photo doesn't do the shirt justice. It actually seems to be a halfway decent dress shirt.
     
  4. Murlsquirl

    Murlsquirl Senior member Moderator

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    Shirts with striped patterns like that are hard to pair with ties. Your best and safest bet will always be solid colors, as IChen suggested. A burgundy grenadine would be a good choice. You won't find many people on this forum that are a fun of red ties, but burgundy is great.
     
  5. IChen

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    Well I just feel since the stripes aren't next to each other and small it just seems like a casual shirt. The pocket also doesn't feel dressy for me. But I mean striped shirts aren't easy to pair with.
     
  6. EigenJames

    EigenJames Member

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    Fair enough. I still have a lot to learn. Thanks again to both of you for the advice!
     
  7. IChen

    IChen Senior member

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    I mean maybe it is a dress shirt but I can't know for sure because I'm not touching it or looking at it in person. Just with the stripes design and the pocket, immediately it makes me think casual.
     
  8. EigenJames

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    No worries. Poor photo and the shirt not having been pressed surely contributed to the casual look.

    Any suggestions on a decent burgundy grenadine tie?
     
  9. LA Guy

    LA Guy Opposite Santa Staff Member Admin Moderator

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    Members of this forum swear by Vanda: http://shop.vandafineclothing.com/c...ducts/burgundy-grenadine-self-striped-piccola
    He has a few other possibilities as well. Not cheap, but completely handmade, and worth the money for what it is.

    Kent Wang has cheaper ones: http://www.kentwang.com/ties/grenadine-burgundy.html

    And Chipp. even less expensive: http://www.chippneckwear.com/wine-grenadine-tie/

    So, you have choices.
     
  10. EigenJames

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    Thanks for the suggestions! I went to the local men's store today ( I live in a sartorial desert) but didn't find anything to my liking.
     
  11. EigenJames

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    One more question to attest to my cluelessness... would these be considered appropriate to wear as a guest to a wedding?
     
  12. IChen

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    I've never been to a wedding but I'd probably wear a solid white dress shirt myself. No pockets, no stripes or anything, just white.
     
  13. LA Guy

    LA Guy Opposite Santa Staff Member Admin Moderator

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    These days, probably, yes. However, a white shirt is typically more common. I would suggest that you have a couple of good white shirts on hand in any case.
     
  14. JBFrance

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    I agree that a solid color would be the easiest option. Playing with fabrics can twist it.

    If you feel it you can go with 2 or 3 colors very - very large stripes, like Burgundy/Navy/Brown or Beige/Navy/Brown.
     
  15. Marco85

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    Heck..I didn't know this Vanda. Seems to be amazing stuff - on track to be another great discovery from SF.
     
  16. LA Guy

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    It's a company that was started by a member who actually started on Styleforum on the Streetwear and denim side of things. We're very proud of being able to foster companies like this and we just did a project with Vanda to benefit the Ronald McDonald House of Spokane.
     
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