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Mixing Bright and Busy with Muted and Understated

When wearing a bright and/or busy shirt like this one from Ledbury, I find it’s often best to pair it with a more traditional or understated jacket and tie like these. The tie is a very simple wool/silk Zegna that is grey with a very muted greenish neat pattern, and the jacket is a vintage tweed herringbone sack by Southwick for Cable Car Clothiers—very traditional. And if it’s not too matchy-matchy, I’ll often go with a pocket square that complements some of the colors in the shirt. Here, the pocket square has purple borders with an orange floral foulard (which pairs nicely with the shirt, I think) set against a tan background that matches the natural tones found in the jacket. The grey in the tie can be found in the herringbone weave of the jacket as well, and the green in the neat pattern is there in the shirt.

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