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Milhouse

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When wearing a navy blue suit and black shoes, e.g. for conservative business purposes, is it acceptable to wear a tie with earth tones?

E.g. would a navy and brown tie work? For some reason, this doesn't seem right to me, but I thought I'd ask.

Obviously, if the shoes were brown, I would feel a navy and brown tie would be very good.
 

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I think brown and navy go fine, but it depends on the shade of brown. For a conservative setting with black shoes, you can't go wrong with a grey tie. Post some pictures of the combinations you are thinking of.
 

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Originally Posted by Milhouse
When wearing a navy blue suit and black shoes, e.g. for conservative business purposes, is it acceptable to wear a tie with earth tones?

E.g. would a navy and brown tie work? For some reason, this doesn't seem right to me, but I thought I'd ask.

Obviously, if the shoes were brown, I would feel a navy and brown tie would be very good.


Usually if there's navy in the tie to compliment the navy suit, it should be fine. If you have a specific tie in mind you may wish to post a photo of it for additional feedback.
 

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If the brown had a small detail same color as the shirt, even better. Say, a blue check with same tone blue shirt.

But I'd personally opt for brown shoes.
 

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The tie is navy and dark brown. It is my favorite tie when I wear a navy blazer and khakis or tan colored trousers. The brown is similar to my eyes, so I get compliments on it.

I have another tie, a light blue tie with little brown dots on it that also goes great with the blazer and khakis.

In each case, I like the ties a lot, but when I wear suits, I wear black captoes, so I'm not sure if the ties are appropriate or not when paired with black leather.

For simplicity, assume I'm wearing white shirts.
 

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How much navy does the first tie have? The other tie sounds too summery for CBD.
 

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