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Old 02-22-07, 12:42 AM
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Fashion don't when wearing a suit?

So I heard somewhere awhile back that you're not supposed to wear a striped shirt with a striped tie only solid shirt/striped tie or striped shirt/solid tie. is this true?
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yea pretty much. you can wear a striped tie with a checkered shirt, not just a solid shirt.
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Fashion rules are meaningless. One day it's in, the next it's out. It's all in the attitude. If you go around asking everyone, "Does this tie go with this shirt?", they'll think you're a nerd. Conversely, if someone condescendingly mentions your striped tie with striped shirt look and you act cool and pretend like they're out of the loop fashion-wise, they'll be in the next week with the same look. As I said...all meaningless.
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but i think that wearing a striped tie and striped shirt is just a bit too busy on the eye. not so much what is in or not. I do agree that for the most part fashion rules are bullshit. But there are basics about business dress that aren't trends and stand the test of time. Stuff like how many buttons and stuff like that for jackets are trends.
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Black jeans, white socks.
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Originally Posted by Shazam
Black jeans, white socks.
....and sandals
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Originally Posted by rocketsauce
yea pretty much. you can wear a striped tie with a checkered shirt, not just a solid shirt.
you mean a striped shirt
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no, you can wear a checkered shirt with a striped tie (generally a diagonol striped tie)
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Originally Posted by JZ1276
So I heard somewhere awhile back that you're not supposed to wear a striped shirt with a striped tie only solid shirt/striped tie or striped shirt/solid tie. is this true?
Yes, because a plaid shirt that's being worn with a striped, or any other designed tie, or vice versa will appear psychedelically clashed to the upper body apparel BIG TIME. A striped shirt, with a matching solid color tie, or a solid color shirt with a matching decorated tie will look beautifully contrast.
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Originally Posted by JZ1276
So I heard somewhere awhile back that you're not supposed to wear a striped shirt with a striped tie only solid shirt/striped tie or striped shirt/solid tie. is this true?
Generally speaking this is true.

Patterns that do not compliment each other will look very strange when put together.

If you want some idea of what works, pay close attention to the store displays.
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Fashion Don't: forget to zip up your fly. I am waiting for this to be in style
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I've never heard such ridiculousness is my life.

A fashion don't is wearing a dress shirt and tie with a sweater over it.
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Too many patterns
As you'll see in the previous article on identifying and matching fabrics, the key is to wear no more than three patterns, or to match just one or two patterns with one or two solid colors.

Of course, the easiest thing you can do is find one pattern you look good in (like chalk stripes or herringbone) and stick to it.
http://www.askmen.com/fashion/fashio...on_advice.html
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Originally Posted by SINGLE104
Yes, because a plaid shirt that's being worn with a striped, or any other designed tie, or vice versa will appear psychedelically clashed to the upper body apparel BIG TIME. A striped shirt, with a matching solid color tie, or a solid color shirt with a matching decorated tie will look beautifully contrast.
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Don't blow your nose in the handkerchief sticking out of your jacket pocket.
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I used to work for a guy who wore loud plaid suits. We called his closet the "Horse Blanket Museum."
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I think that Garanimals should make an adult clothing line. Match the tags up and you're ready to go. Nothing could be simplier.
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now how about a belt? Is a belt mandatory?
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Originally Posted by JZ1276
now how about a belt? Is a belt mandatory?
yup, unless you'd rather wear braces. Never wear both at the same time and never wear suspenders.
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yup, unless you'd rather wear braces. Never wear both at the same time and never wear suspenders.
Exactly. The leather of the belt should closely match the texture and color of your shoes too.
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yup, unless you'd rather wear braces. Never wear both at the same time and never wear suspenders.
If you're wearing a Gecko it's OK to wear suspenders.

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