Will this suit and tie combination work?

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  1. js721

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    You will find no love on StyFo for satin finish ties.

    My recommendation would be a navy grenadine tie. Drake's has the best ones ready to wear. Sam Hober makes the best ones, period.
     


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    What's wrong with satin finish ties? Would a solid black tie work?
     


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    Would the green one be a bad choice as along with a black tie and a pink tie, it's the only one that's currently available to me
     


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    Go directly to jail. Do not pass go/ Do not collect £200.
     


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    about colors, as stated before, grey suit + pink shirt, the best (safe and elegant) choice is navy blue (and it will be useful with many other attire). Other good choices are a grey tie (other shade than the suit to have some contrast), other shades of blue (slate, french, indigo, not too shiny), dark purple
    Green is also a good choice BUT the shade is critical to work with the pink shirt: it has to be muted enough too avoid the "clown syndrome", and vivid enough not to look dull. (there is a fumble risk here)

    A dark green tie happens to be easier to pair with a sky blue shirt

    A solid pink tie on a pink shirt may work with a strong contrast (very light pink shirt, very dark pink tie). there is still a risk to end with a dated look (80's mob). It should be easier to pair with a neat patterned tie

    black tie... well... unless it is a very nice one with nice texture and a discreet pattern... and it avoids both funeral and trendy attitude... (It could be fine with a white shirt)

    Then comes pattern and texture: please avoid satin finish, especially with solid colors, most often it ends looking cheap and/or out of place and good combination is the exception
    A grenadine or braided silk will be the best choices about texture. You could also choose a neat pattern (similar shades medallions, micro dots...)
     


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    As said above, satin finish ties tend to look cheap (and let's face it, thew one you linked to is cheap), and look gangster-ish. A sheen is okay, but shiny should be avoided.

    The same is true for solid black. Much, much better is a solid color tie with texture. And no shine.
     


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    Whilst the colours might work, the suit is an overpriced rag and not 100% wool, the shirts cheap and show it and enough has been said about that tie.
     


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