Tie for orange and pink gingham?

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  1. sgfrank

    sgfrank Member

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    Hi, a long time reader, but my first post.

    Can anyone offer a suggestion for a tie that might work with this Janzen pattern? The shirt just arrived yesterday, and though I intend to wear it casually most of the time, I realized none of my ties really worked with it for the occasions I might want to put on a tie.

    http://www.jantzentailor.com/checkers238.htm

    I tried with some orange and pink florals and stripes, but it was just too much! I think I need something fairly mute. Anyone?

    Thanks,
    S
     


  2. Teacher

    Teacher Senior member

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    Good Lord, that should be included in the Maestro Sartorius final examination!

    I'd go with a solid, or at very most a tie with a very tiny and very sparse pattern (like wide-spaced pindots). I'd choose a color that complements both, like a mild, mid-green, or perhaps a dusty yellow (?).
     


  3. Get Smart

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    I bought that same shirt! great pattern, don't you think? It's not as loud as one would think, considering it's pink/orange

    anyways, I wore it and have a pic in this thread. The pic isn't too clear but it's a vintage striped tie in a pinkish salmon as the base color along with some olive/dusty green.
     


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    Blue ties go with everything. Getting the shade right is the only issue. Since this shirt has so much going on, I'd pair it with a navy grenadine or a blue Charvet type of woven tie. I would keep the tie colors to no more than two, with blue being the predominant and absolutely no large patterns on the tie and preferably no patterns at all.


    Edit: I'd pair it with something like this.

    http://www.bensilver.com/fs_storefro...y=4077&group=1
     


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  6. sgfrank

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    Thank you all for your advice. I hadn't thought of green. I found a fairly subdued green tie on the internet, with some smallish pink polka dots (not a pindot, mind). It may end up being too much with those dots, we shall see. If not, it looks like a neat tie, I'm sure it will work with something I have.
    I will also try some of my ties in the blue family. Thanks again,
    S
     


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    Navy pindot -- goes with everything.
     


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    Good Lord, that should be included in the Maestro Sartorius final examination!

    I'd go with a solid, or at very most a tie with a very tiny and very sparse pattern (like wide-spaced pindots). I'd choose a color that complements both, like a mild, mid-green, or perhaps a dusty yellow (?).


    Ditto.
     


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    A white or cream silk shantung would look beautiful with that shirt.
     


  10. Teacher

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    Thank you all for your advice. I hadn't thought of green. I found a fairly subdued green tie on the internet, with some smallish pink polka dots (not a pindot, mind). It may end up being too much with those dots, we shall see. If not, it looks like a neat tie, I'm sure it will work with something I have.
    I will also try some of my ties in the blue family. Thanks again,
    S


    Could be very nice if the polkadots aren't too crowded. The suggestions of solid blue would work nicely, too, as would a bottle green grenadine.
     


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    I'd go with a solid. Navy or black.
     


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    Perhaps a tie in the same tone as the orange in the shirt pattern (a bit darker though) with either a paisley pattern (if you are daring), or a dot pattern done in an orange-redish shade.
     


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