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What ties to wear with black shirts?

Discussion in 'After Hours Lounge (Off Topic)' started by Vince Maskeeper, Jan 31, 2004.

  1. Vince Maskeeper

    Vince Maskeeper Well-Known Member

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    I love black dress shirts. Black or Dark Grey are my favorite, I hate white dress shirts.

    For a while I have been wearing a dress shirt informally, not buttoned all the way, no tie, with a t-shirt underneath slightly exposed.

    Recently I've been getting the bug to be a bit more "dressy" for class, being it's my last semester and all. I wanted to start wearing ties with my dark shirts, but I have no idea what to wear.

    In the rare cases I have had to dressup, I ahve worn a black tie on the black shirt, but it looks a little too mafia or mortuary, so I was wondering what else works?

    White would only work if I'm a guitarist in a new-wave band, and the only other thing I've seen that would work is shiny grey (silver) or shiny gold.

    Any other thoughts?
     
  2. Mark Shannon

    Mark Shannon Well-Known Member

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    I would suggest either a solid navy blue, or a solid dark red. If you're feeling a bit more outgoing, a brighter red.
     
  3. Kami

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    I always wear a dark red tie with my black shirt (hate white shirts too).
     
  4. Glenn Overholt

    Glenn Overholt Well-Known Member

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    So, you wear the black tie and talk Italian all day - what's the problem? [​IMG]

    Seriously, white would be best, but any tie with a white background would fit well. Not white with other equally spaced stripes or checks, but predominatly white with a.. Ok, I had a teacher once that used to wear a white tie with small flowers on it. The petals were all different colours, but they only took up about 20% of the tie space.

    The contrast works out really well, IMO.

    Glenn
     
  5. Brian W. Ralston

    Brian W. Ralston Well-Known Member

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    If you always make a statement with your tie...you can not go wrong. I have a dress shirt that looks gray when you look at it one way...and almost lavender when you look at it another. The two ties I have that go very well with it are an orange with diagonal orange stripes in the same color... and a solid yellow gold tie. I have a good friend who is kind of my own personal "queer eye for the straight guy" and he helped me pick these out for an important date I had with the woman of my dreams. They worked well. [​IMG]
     
  6. Garrett Lundy

    Garrett Lundy Well-Known Member

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    There are three elements to color. Your shirt, your tie, your suit. Your shirt shouldn't be the same colour as your suit. If your wearing a black shirt, put on a grey suit. Then add a single-color tie to offset your monochrome look. Anything from light purple to dark red, emerald green, whatever you think works for you.

    AVOID

    Black shirt, black tie: You ain't Johnny Cash.

    Grey shirt, black tie: Unless your a Neo-Nazi

    Black suit, white shirt, red tie: Unless your a vampire.
     
  7. ThomasC

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    I wear one of my red ones if I wear my black shirt.
     
  8. Rhonda Lynn

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    I think a shiny royal blue would go nicely. [​IMG]

    >'.'
     
  9. ace peterson

    ace peterson Well-Known Member

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    I think any tie with a little black in it would go with a black shirt. Wouldn't it?
     
  10. Jason_Els

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    The rule with black shirts is:

    Wear ties of jewel-tone colors but nothing loud. Do NOT wear a white tie unless you want to be mistaken for Edward G. Robinson. People will immediately look at your shoes for spats.

    A wonderful place for ties is Ben Silver. Though the prices are astronomical, the ties are exquisite.
     
  11. larry mac

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    Hey Buzz,

    What happens to your tie when you sit down? I had to wear a tie recently, and my tie pin was not in my suit pocket like I thought. It was kind of OK when I was standing (although I found myself constantly straightening it), but looked really stupid when I was sitting. It wouldn't stay straight and was always going askew. And of course the two parts wouldn't stay together.

    Needless to say, I made damn sure I had it the next time.
     
  12. Tim Markley

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    Try a dark purple or a purple/gray tie. Looks great with a black dress shirt. [​IMG]
     
  13. Ted Lee

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    you mean the regis look is already out? [​IMG]

    when it comes down to it...are there really any rules for this? i mean, some people want to make a statment, so will go bold. others want to keep it toned down, so will go neutral.

    black is a neutral color so just about anything will go. as long as it's balanced by the rest of the outfit, i think it'll work.

    while not related specifically to ties, here's an article that may be worth a read.
     
  14. Garrett Lundy

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    Regis was "in" at some time?[​IMG]
     
  15. Ted Lee

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    in a galaxy far far away.....
     
  16. Scott_J

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    Is it really bad to wear a black tie on a grey shirt? I started an internship last week and bought a couple shirts/ties for it. One of the shirts I bought was grey, and one of the ties black. I actually wore that combo (with black pants) last week, and I liked it. I didn't think it looked bad. What do others think?
     
  17. MarkHastings

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    I never thought the black tie on a black shirt was bad. I actually like it and do it myself. As long as the black tie is shiny, it looks great! It's more of a classy look. Although, I live close to New York where wearing all black is almost a must [​IMG]

    But definitely try a dark silver tie, they look quite classy on a black shirt.
     
  18. Rhonda Lynn

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    [​IMG] I think a black tie on a grey shirt with black pants is perfect. [​IMG]

    >'.'
     
  19. Andrew W

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    you forgot:

    Black suit, red silk shirt, red silk tie: Unless you are the Merovingian
     
  20. Andrew W

    Andrew W Well-Known Member

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    Buzz,

    Actually, I have the red shirt /red tie combination with a matching hatband.

    You have to go custom to get a tie and shirt that are made from the same fabric.

    But, It's for special occassions. I wore it for NYE and will wear it again for an upcoming Black and Red party.

    Women were drooling over me.... [​IMG]
     

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