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What type of tie to match this outfit?

icecoal

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First time here and sorry if these types of threads are frowned upon but have nowhere else to bounce ideas other than instores.

What kind of type pattern/color would match this formal outfit I plan to wear.

Excuse the dirty mirror haha.


I have a black subtly striped tie as my safety but looking for something bold. Using thetiebar.com as my template.
 
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You'll look like a member of One Direction if you wear that shirt with a coat and tie. It certainly won't be formal -- that's a really casual shirt.

Solid black knit, if you insist. The black with the stripe is the right direction, but you don't want another pattern. It would look better to wear a dress shirt with your suit.
 

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You'll look like a member of One Direction if you wear that shirt with a coat and tie. It certainly won't be formal -- that's a really casual shirt.

Solid black knit, if you insist. The black with the stripe is the right direction, but you don't want another pattern. It would look better to wear a dress shirt with your suit.
haha i've gotten real sick of wearing plain colors(dress shirt work attire) and kinda in a checkered/plaid phase right now. hows this one look?



oh and I guess I meant to say semi-formal. its a college event.
 
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This kind of thread is not frowned upon. The only thing that will be frowned upon is the outfit itself.

Don't want to be impolite to you man, but that is not at all "Classic Menswear".
It will not look good to anyone with classic menswear sensibilities.
It is not formal.

But, you did not ask if it looked terrible or not, you asked what tie would work.

-Gotta go with a solid knit tie as mentioned above.

Consider that there are many other ways to dress with "taste" and still look young, fresh, hip, cool, whatever you are going for. Have a look at Walker Slater Collections- they are taking very traditional Scottish tweed and making awesome looking outfits for modern sensibilities. Their online store will be up early next month, but just looking through their pictures will spark some ideas that you can use.

http://www.walkerslater.com/welcome

https://www.facebook.com/WalkerSlaterTweed?ref=ts&fref=ts
 

icecoal

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This kind of thread is not frowned upon. The only thing that will be frowned upon is the outfit itself.

Don't want to be impolite to you man, but that is not at all "Classic Menswear".
It will not look good to anyone with classic menswear sensibilities.
It is not formal.

But, you did not ask if it looked terrible or not, you asked what tie would work.

-Gotta go with a solid knit tie as mentioned above.

Consider that there are many other ways to dress with "taste" and still look young, fresh, hip, cool, whatever you are going for. Have a look at Walker Slater Collections- they are taking very traditional Scottish tweed and making awesome looking outfits for modern sensibilities. Their online store will be up early next month, but just looking through their pictures will spark some ideas that you can use.

http://www.walkerslater.com/welcome

https://www.facebook.com/WalkerSlaterTweed?ref=ts&fref=ts
haha yeah sorry. not sure if I shoulda went here or to hypebeast or something :p.
also, my mistake, it will be a 'semi-formal' event for college, so the boundaries of taste will definitely be a bit expanded.

my first outfit idea was a patterned suit, but I don't think I can afford to dig in the pockets for a suit that I doubt I'll be able to wear at work without getting odd stares.

anywho, I will go to the store this weekend to try on some solid knit ties.
 

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Maybe try over at SW&D, see what they say?
That shirt just really isn't meant to be worn with jacket and tie; nothing will look good with it in classic menswear terms.
 

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First off all that shirt has to go.......

I would wear that with a white shirt and burgundy color tie,white PS
 

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Neon pink bowtie.
 

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What's "formal" about that outfit? LOL!

What color is that suit? I can't tell if it's brown, black or grey. Either way, I'd probably where a solid color tie with a little texture in the same color as the suit...maybe a knit tie. I wouldn't wear that outfit, but if I did, that's probably what I'd do to look like a boss.
 
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Sorry, man, but that looks more like a Halloween costume than a "formal" outfit...

Anyway, I'd recommend going either purely casual or slightly dressy, like slacks and a casual jacket. It looks like you're trying way too hard, and that shirt doesn't really work on any level.
 

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