What tie should I get?

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  1. goodtimes5 macrumors 6502a

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    This is for a semi-formal event at school. I have a black outfit that consists of black pants and a black dress shirt. I'm having the hardest time finding a good color/design on a tie. What do you guys suggest?
     
  2. 2nyRiggz macrumors 603

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    a nice puke green tie with a hankie.....NICE:)

    ...sorry man feeling drunk tonight.

    Bless
     
  3. jefhatfield Retired

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    black is very neutral and one suggestion is to wear the school color for the tie...that is, unless it is white

    a white tie would be too strong of a contrast to black on black, imho
     
  4. Mr. Anderson Moderator emeritus

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    school = college or high school?

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  5. mikeyredk macrumors 65816

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    the tie you should wear is an invisible tie, who says you must wear a tie
     
  6. ejb190 macrumors 65816

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    I would go with a dark, somewhat muted, tie. A dark red or dark blue would be my choice. You want to offset the black without being too brash about it (i.e. bright colors).

    I might suggest that you visit your local department store and ask for assistance in picking out a tie. (I actually got a date from a really nice lady at a J.C. Penny's once...) Be aware that the lights at those stores can do some funny things to the color of a tie.

    A total side story...I was in a wind ensemble at chruch where we were asked to wear black for the preformance. I showed up for rehersal with a neon yellow tie. The director looked right at me an asked if I was seriously going to wear that tie (which in fact did disappear before the preformance).
     
  7. EGT macrumors 68000

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    I like plain Blue or Light blue. Nothing too "shocking" like bright red or mango yellow.

    Go have a look in a tie shop or somewhere and pick out one that you like.
     
  8. goodtimes5 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    High school, if it makes a difference.
     
  9. EJBasile macrumors 65816

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    Blue?

    I have this tie, my GF bought it for me, its one of my favorites. Actually mine is a little different than this one, but its still similar.
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    I thinks its a little formal but also a little fun. I have about 100000 ties.

    Striped ties are in, so if you want to be "in", get a striped tie. Bow ties are also in :) (seriosuly)

    Personally I would not suggest a black dress shirt.

    Check out J. Crew, they have a good selection of ties and good prices.
     
  10. joecool85 macrumors 65816

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    I'm a big fan of dark blue ties.

    Maybe a lil somethin' like this:
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  11. ToddW macrumors 6502a

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    yellow with some sort of pattern, that or a lighter color. since you are wearing black pants and a black shirt, be sure and where a colorful tie, nothing to dark. and make sure you shine those shoes
     
  12. haiggy macrumors 65816

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    See if pink looks good.

    I don't mean just a plain, bright pink tie. I mean different shades, with stripes, some black and blue in it.. I found one and it is AWESOME.
     
  13. Jay42 macrumors 65816

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    If its a solid shirt, you don't want to go with a solid tie. Look for something dark, not black, with some sort of stripes or pattern to it.
     
  14. Dr. Dastardly macrumors 65816

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    Semi-Formal + Black dress shirt and pants = No tie
     
  15. EJBasile macrumors 65816

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    Yea thats a good point. Semi-Formal usually does not mean you need a tie.
     
  16. -hh macrumors 68020

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    For any necktie, you have three basic variables to work with:

    Color - - its not just what "matches": its also how much contrast you want to have for the occasion.

    Textile's texture - - a tight and smooth silk, or a rougher knit?

    Pattern - - a single color, or some sort of pattern?


    For black pants, black shirt....Personal calls here:

    Textile: I'd be inclined to lean towards a good silk tie rather than to a knit.

    Colors:

    Yellow, red, pink, most pastels, etc, all work, but will be high contrast. It can depend on your personality/mood/venue if they'll work.

    Burgundy would be on my short list...since I have a tie in this color anyway and I like it.

    Blue (especially darker shades): I woudn't. I think that it doesn't provide enough contrast and navy in particular will get lost on the black-on-black.

    Black, even with patterns, will also probably tend to get lost too much.

    White is too much of a cliche to even consider.

    Grey will work, but can be too "monochrome" flat - you can spice it up by choosing a grey tie that has a pattern and/or other colors (or both).


    Pattern:

    For probably mostly darker colors, I'd lean towards a single color with no pattern. For the higher contrast stuff (yellow, etc), I'd consider a pattern so as to reduce the 'harshness' of the contrast. Grey needs to be punched up with some pattern/color to prevent becoming bland.


    FWIW, if you're not 100% set on the black-on-black setup, another dark but snazzy combination can be the black pants with a solid black tie, offset by a dark *wine* colored shirt. I differentiate "wine" slightly from burgundy in that its slighly more purple/blueish and has a richer look to it than the burgundy shirts that often end up being more of a 'red brick' hue.

    Make sure to post a pic of you in your final choice :)


    -hh
     
  17. -hh macrumors 68020

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    My thoughts would have been:

    Semi-Formal = shirt, slacks, necktie, no jacket.

    ...but I'm a few too many years out of high school, so take with a suitably large grain of salt.


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  18. 20rogersc macrumors 65816

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    Deep red/maroon.
    Thats what I wore to my Prom with all black :cool:

    ::20ROGERSC::
     
  19. Abstract macrumors Penryn

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    If you insist on going the black shirt, black pants combo, I suggest you not wear a tie.

    If you're going to buy something, get wear a decent belt and make sure its black with a silver metallic buckle. No brown.
     
  20. Jay42 macrumors 65816

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    /\For Sure/\

    I never realized how important the belt is; you shouldn't go without it. Black with a nice silver buckle looks really good for dark suits.
     
  21. Abstract macrumors Penryn

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    Thanks for agreeing. ;)

    And don't get a black belt with a gold buckle unless you're name is Vinny or Enzo or something.
     
  22. masterapple04 macrumors regular

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    I have to say I agree with all those who have said a red/maroon. That's a sweet combo. Last year I did red shirt w/ black tie/jacket/pants. :cool:
     
  23. Melkor macrumors 6502

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    Anything except white or cream works for me. (im a messy eater :eek: )

    I say go for red :cool:
     
  24. goodtimes5 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    I think I'm going to be set for the rest of my life now. Thanks for the superb advice.

    And to Abstract, I never knew about the whole belt buckle color thing. I just tried on my formal belt, and it was too small. Now I know that I'm going to be shopping for a silver belt buckle. :)
     
  25. crdean1 macrumors 6502a

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    It looks as if you have decided, but I love the hermes ties.

    www.hermes.com

    like this one. they tie great and you'll have them forever...or until you spill something on it.
     

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