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URGENT MATTER OF INTERNATIONAL IMPORTANCE: Does this tie match this suit?

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by scatterbrain, Jul 9, 2013.

Does it match?

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  2. No

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  3. F*&^ you for asking a stupid question and cluttering up the forum.

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  1. scatterbrain

    scatterbrain Senior member

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    Hello.

    I am bad at matching patterns, but trying to learn. Do this suit and tie match? To my eye they do, and look summer-ey in the process, but I know there's the rule to not combine two small patterns. Are my eyes deceiving me, or is this an exception to the rule?

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    I would nix the herringbone white shirt and wear something with less texture.
     
  2. Claghorn

    Claghorn Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    It doesn't clash, but it feels very washed out, especially as there isn't a great deal of fabric contrast between the suit and tie.
     
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  3. scatterbrain

    scatterbrain Senior member

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    I agree, but I kind of like the washed out feel.

    Here's something with much more contrast. Too dark for the suit?
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  4. brokencycle

    brokencycle Senior member

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    A more distant shot would help. I don't think the second tie is too dark for the suit though.
     
  5. Claghorn

    Claghorn Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    The second is definitely better than the first.
     
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  6. landshark

    landshark Senior member

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    Second is perfect. First would be okay (MAYBE) with a navy suit.
     
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  7. Sander

    Sander Senior member

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    +1 on the navy tie, especially if you have dark hair.
     
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    chogall Senior member

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    If you have low contrast features than 1 is better than 2, just so your low skin contrast don't get washed out by the colors.
     
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  9. scatterbrain

    scatterbrain Senior member

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    Thanks for the feedback everybody!

    Good points were made about determining how much contrast I should aim for. I read Dressing the Man, but I forgot about that point. I have medium contrast features, with darker hair.

    I really like the light tie, and I'm trying to find a way to wear it. Right now the navy suit suggestions seems the most appealing. The only other option would be a darker shirt, which would make me feel like a future used car salesman attending prom.

    Here's a shot further out, although it's still quite close. I'm away from home and can't get a shot from greater distance at the moment.

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  10. brokencycle

    brokencycle Senior member

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    It doesn't look as bad far out. My guess is the texture in tie is going to resolve to solid, and it will look like a striped tied with a slightly textured suit.
     
  11. scatterbrain

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    Thanks for the feedback!

    I think it probably does look solid further out. The second pic of the light blue tie is a pretty good approximation of what you would see standing next to me, though, and I want textures to work together at that range too.

    I have another knit tie with similar texture, and a burgundy grenadine from KW on the way. Since the consensus seems to be 'it doesn't clash' and 'it probably looks better from further out', I think I'll stick to solid ties with this suit, or ties that have larger patterns.
     
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