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Tie and Pocket Square for Purple Gingham shirt with Grey Suit

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by theaarond, Apr 29, 2012.

  1. theaarond

    theaarond Member

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    Longtime reader, first time poster. I am excited to become part of the forum that has taught me so much.

    I need help on deciding on a tie (or bow tie) and pocket square combo to wear with a grey suit and a purple gingham shirt. I don't have the shirt yet but the suit is similar color/texture to the one below (maybe a little darker) and I included a pic of the shirt I'll probably buy unless convinced otherwise. I'd also be interested to hear shoe/sock suggestions.

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    I want the combo to really pop but not be too over the top... whatever that means. Looking forward to the responses.

    Thanks!
     


  2. Robotclaws

    Robotclaws Well-Known Member

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    If you're going to wear a busy/patterned shirt, I'd tone down the rest of the outfit. Solid tie/socks for me. It's not a boring look, it just has fewer things competing for attention.
     


  3. thinman

    thinman Senior member

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    I'd go with a grenadine tie (solid color, but textural interest), probably either dark purple or navy blue.

    I'm sure some patterns would also look good, but it would be more challenging to coordinate the scale of the pattern relative to that of the checks on the shirt.
     


  4. theaarond

    theaarond Member

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    Thanks! I did think that another pattern would be tough to pull off. I like the sound of a Navy neck-tie with some texture. Do you think I could wear a grenadine bow tie? Or should I just stick to a normal tie?
     


  5. connor09

    connor09 Senior member

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    Purple gingham shirt looks good with the grey suit
     


  6. Waldofaldo

    Waldofaldo New Member

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    I am looking for advice for the same suit/shirt combo. Were you successful in finding anything?
     


  7. the brambles

    the brambles Member

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    Wouldn't a grey tie work well?
     


  8. cbbuff

    cbbuff Senior member

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    You could do a dark charcoal grey tie (darker than the suit), but I would go for the Dark Navy grenadine as well.
     


  9. lostron

    lostron Senior member

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    Go with a solid dark purple tie like in the picture... No texture, and pattern, and etc.. A purple silk woven tie... No pocket square needed since it's already a sharp and busy shirt.
     


  10. TimelesStyle

    TimelesStyle Senior member

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    Something like this (but a skinnier version) might work:

    http://www.brooksbrothers.com/IWCat...olor=NAVY&sort_by=&sectioncolor=&sectionsize=

    Another navy/purple combo that might work well:

    http://www.paulstuart.com/product_i...48&MainCatId=19&HEADERMENUID=3&SUBPRODCATID=0

    And while I don't know that the colors are exactly right, I like the idea of a dark gold with a purple pattern on it:

    http://www.paulstuart.com/product_i...02&MainCatId=14&HEADERMENUID=1&SUBPRODCATID=0

    If going the knit tie route, this is more what I was thinking:

    http://www.paulstuart.com/product_i...02&MainCatId=14&HEADERMENUID=1&SUBPRODCATID=0
     


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