Would anyone wear a tie with this tux shirt?

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  1. davei

    davei Senior member

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    Putting the issue of WHY anyone would want to wear such a shirt aside :), would anyone here recommend wearing a tie (bow or otherwise) with the following shirt (the one I bought is black, the pictured one is green)?: http://www.firstview.com/MENFall2002...RGER/P075.html
     


  2. pstoller

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    Are you wearing the shirt casually, or formally? I figure, if you can wear it at all, you can wear it any way you want. Experiment with ties, and let your eye guide you as to what's right for you.
     


  3. Steve B.

    Steve B. Go Spurs Go

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    Hey, Dave:

    I think that's a great shirt. I'd second PS on choice of tie. Ideas: for holiday parties- Christmas- a solid red bow tie (no clip-ons of course), or solid skinny tie- maybe raid Renwick's stash. I think the more burgundy-ish the shade of red, the better the look. Then perhaps black for New Years.

    Interested to hear LAGs take on this one with Mr. Schonberger, one of his favorites.
     


  4. davei

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    I haven't worn it yet, which is why I'm fishing for ideas a bit. At the moment I'm thinking either (a) one of this season's thin Dior ties or (b) a wide, solid red vintage piece. The shirt is formal (hidden buttons, french cuffs) but the shredded front offsets it all, which does not invite sticking to sartorial "rules" [​IMG] I have the "matching" Schonberger tux jacket but oddly (or maybe rightly?) enough it doesn't go well with it.
     


  5. pstoller

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    I saw this shirt when I was shopping for a tux shirt for my wedding. I liked it, but it wasn't the direction I was going in. (For one thing, I needed a fitted shirt.) I think your tie choices sound good. If it were me, I might be tempted to go with the whole deconstructed thing and tie my bowtie in a four-in-hand style, just for the hell of it. I would, however, restrain myself at a black tie event. [​IMG]
     


  6. LA Guy

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    Schonberger shirts, like most Schonberger stuff, dress down nicely, but are not particularly well-suited to being dressed up.

    I actually have a similar Schonberger shirt (hell, all his Tux shirts are sort of like that, and he makes several every season.) I think that the shirt is sufficiently detailed that adding a tie would just make the whole look too busy - it might actually look good on the catwalk, but would be hard to pull off anywhere else.

    I would wear the shirt with jeans, untucked, for the day. Throw on a plain black tux jacket, and you're ready for the night.

    Now that I'm thinking about it, if you're really cool (and I'm not), you might be able to throw on a red or silver satin tie to spoof of the mobster look.
     


  7. Joe G

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    Why would anyone want to wear that shirt in the first place? Because it's a really nice-looking shirt. Not so sure about the black, but I just have an irrational thing against black shirts.

    At any rate, I like LA Guy's suggestion of untucked with jeans and a jacket. My only modification would be to perhaps pair it with a smoking jacket instead of a dinner jacket, or even a velvet morning coat.

    Peace,

    JG
     


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    davei Senior member

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    Thanks to all for the suggestions and insights - I'm really starting to see the shirt's versatility now (especially w/pstoller's wedding remark). Previously I thought of it more as an arty piece. The shirt does look terrific dressed down w/jeans (even though I was wearing slim Euro peg leg type jeans & Chelsea boots in the store - at home with some more modern boot cut jeans, it's better).
     


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    [​IMG] hehe. Yeah I'd definitely go w/ a red skinny tie or perhaps a bow-tie.
     


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