I'm going to a wedding next weekend and (obviously) want to look decent.
Just snagged this shirt
and am trying to find a tie that matches well with it.
I own a couple ties (not many as I don't even remember when I last wore one, probably to a funeral a good 12+ years ago).
I have a purple silk tie that I feel matches well with the shirt (as it's black/blue and then a dark purple tie). I just wanted to get some other opinions on it as I've been known to be dead wrong in the past with something that I think looks good not matching/looking good at all.
The link isn't the exact tie I have but about the closest shade I could find.
Thank for any help/suggestions.
This could work. Keep the shirt buttoned up though, 'cause the blue and purple won't match. The most important thing is: What kind of suit will you be wearing?
I would suggest trying to find a solid blue tie that matches the blue in the shirt. The blue stitching throughout would not lend itself to the purple tie, in my opinion. You could choose a solid black or solid white tie, too, but like Dutch said, depends on the suit or jacket you will be wearing. Just my thoughts on the matter.
along with the shirt i'm just going to be wearing a pair of dress pants (black) and a black sport coat.
I'll see if I can find a blue tie that matches the blue of the shirt. If i'm really stuck i'll just go tie less. As it's not a huge deal but I just figured 'what the hell' and figured i'd wear one.
It's an awesome shirt to go tieless with... Then again, a tie 'ties' it all together, and if you're willing to invest in a new tie, you should go for it!
It's a quite dramatic shirt.
I've seen one or two fellows wearing similar shirts with a tie, and both of them were wearing a black four-in-hand tie. The solid white tie would work as well, you definitely wan solid color, and a matte finish to the tie.
Would a black tie work against a mostly black shirt? and by matte finish you mean what exactly? (I'm clueless in the tie department as I said been 10+ years since I wore one).
A black tie would be very classy indeed, but you can't wear an outfit like that during the day. IMO, a white tie would make you look like someone dressing up like a '30s gangster. I totally agree with Native Son that the tie should be solid and matte (being non-shiny).
A black tie would work fine against the black shirt. A matte finish means a dull, not shiny finish. The shirt is shiny so you want to go with a different finish to your tie.