Can I wear this?

  • danisnotstr8

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    Dec 14, 2011 6:40 AM GMT
    I'm going to a swanky holiday gala tomorrow night at Chicago's Shedd Aquarium. Cocktails, dinner, dancing.

    My date is a good friend-- she's hot, smart, and dresses amazingly. She's wearing a sexy black dress with a red accent, and that's all she said. She wants me to match. I love this shirt, and the vest, but not sure if I can wear the plaid Christmas tie with the stripes. Thoughts?

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    Dec 14, 2011 6:44 AM GMT
    Too many patterns. I would opt for a plain white shirt, if you want to wear the tie. But then again, I'm kinda biased against striped shirts in general. Maybe one of the fashion queens here will chime in with some better advice.
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    Dec 14, 2011 6:46 AM GMT
    Absolutely not!!! I am no fashion queen.. but a striped t-shirt with a plaid tie screams "clueless".... make either the shirt plain, in a matching colour with the tie.. or take a tie with no pattern at all ...
  • danisnotstr8

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    Dec 14, 2011 6:48 AM GMT
    Yeah, I know that stripes and plaid don't fly in most cases. I just like the shirt. And the tie. And in person, it looks pretty good because the tie is mostly covered by the vest. Meh. I guess I'll end up going with the plain white shirt that I originally chose.
  • charlieviiper...

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    Dec 14, 2011 6:49 AM GMT
    yeah either a plain white shirt, or a solid red tie with the striped shirt
  • danisnotstr8

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    Dec 14, 2011 6:51 AM GMT
    charlieviiperi saidyeah either a plain white shirt, or a solid red tie with the striped shirt


    I know!! I wanted a solid red tie but I don't have time to shop for one tomorrow. Arrghhh....
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    Dec 14, 2011 7:06 AM GMT
    I have that shirt! Hollister right? icon_biggrin.gif
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    Dec 14, 2011 7:24 AM GMT
    The vest looks too loose, the tie and shirt clash in such a way only models seem to be able to pull it off well... no. The shirt doesn't have white cuffs meaning it's a casual shirt as well... definitely no.
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    Dec 14, 2011 7:36 AM GMT
    It actually became acceptable to clash patterns in men's fashion, so that's not necessarily why this doesn't work. The shirt is the main problem here. The sleeves are about half an inch too short, the stripe is kind of clunky and that white button down collar is just no. It's a shirt meant to be worn strictly casual. I'm gonna take a stab and say that vest and pants don't come from the same 3-piece suit. Big no no, in formal attire never wear 2 pieces of similar color that aren't exactly matching in fabric and color.
  • hauteco

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    Dec 14, 2011 1:50 PM GMT
    Overall, you definitely accentuate ... Not bad ...
    Well fit for American, from the European point of view - a lot of different styles - for most expressive shirt should not drag so plaid tie icon_biggrin.gif
  • danisnotstr8

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    Dec 14, 2011 4:28 PM GMT
    Ariodante saidIt actually became acceptable to clash patterns in men's fashion, so that's not necessarily why this doesn't work. The shirt is the main problem here. The sleeves are about half an inch too short, the stripe is kind of clunky and that white button down collar is just no. It's a shirt meant to be worn strictly casual. I'm gonna take a stab and say that vest and pants don't come from the same 3-piece suit. Big no no, in formal attire never wear 2 pieces of similar color that aren't exactly matching in fabric and color.


    Hey-- the sleeves look short because I didn't even stop to iron or straighten out the shirt. The button down collar-- I agree, too casual. The vest and pants: correct. I was between outfits.

    I'm going with the three piece suit, a plain white spread-collared shirt, and the red tie.

    *Fin*