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Wearing Light-Colored Ties

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by unbelragazzo, Aug 16, 2012.

  1. Holdfast

    Holdfast Senior member

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    Now that I really like.
     
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    I'm trying to think of what sort of skin and hair coloring it would take to wear that. Would look like hell on me.
     
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    Update: that pic is from Marc Guyot. I like the colors or lack thereof but I think the texture is too uniform.

    Doc: think Bruno Cucinelli. This is basically his palette. If you look through his ads usually they're using models with coloring similar to him.
     
  5. Holdfast

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    Black, possibly dark tan too. Basically, I think it would work on guys who contrast heavily against the very pale colours. For reference, I reckon my own skin tone may be a bit too light for nromally, but when I have a tan, I think that those colours would look decent on me too. I think it would work on East Asians too, especially if they have a bit of silver in their hair.

    Would not think it would work for white dudes with black or grey hair. Possibly with a Redford blond, it a Gatsby-esque way? Not sure about that, thoght. With brown hair, it would be much better, I think, given the pale brown shades in the outfit.

    ymmv, of course.
     
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  6. DocHolliday

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    In all those cases, though, I think I'd prefer a dark brown tie.

    I like Cucinelli's muted palette more than some here, but the above is too muted for me.
     
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    ^Not too dark. A touch darker than the jacket would work best, IMO. A light brown rather than a tan.
     
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    Jah, can see that. Depends on the color of the trouser, partly. If it's a suit, or if the palette is very muted, shouldn't go too dark.
     
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    Holdfast, I think that would look great with a wool tie or a slubby shantung or a knit silk tie, all in dark tan or light brown.
     
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    Maybe on Jay Gatsby but anyone else...
     
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    ^ That is very well done.
     
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    It's photographed beautifully, anyway. Lose the moody lighting, the handsome model and the lovely coat and what's left is quite common -- a yellow tie, blue shirt and dark gray suit. It's a pairing that doesn't do much for me. Having the coat there really elevates the look ... but what about when the overcoat comes off?

    It's a good example of how stuff that looks good in a mag or fashion blog doesn't always translate into real life.
     
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  16. JayJay

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    I don't care for the ps in the overcoat breast pocket. Looks silly to my eye.
     
  17. unbelragazzo

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    Dandies will continue to debate the merits of the PS in the overcoat breast pocket until the ends of time.

    Me today:

    [​IMG]
     
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  18. Holdfast

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    I love that shade of bluey-green in the overcoat. At the risk of sounding incredibly effeminate, I think it works great for this guy's complexion.
     
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    I like that teal coat. too. I think if it were navy or gray, the photo would lose much of its punch.
     
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    Not digging the PS, it looks too much like a tie... but I like the colours.
     
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