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The Navy-Navy Quandry

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The Navy-Navy Quandary

Anyone else have this problem:

Basically, when attempting to match two items together (usually a Navy blazer with a tie that contains a Navy stripe, or to a lesser extent socks with trousers), the dye lots are off by just enough to make the two seem to clash rather than compliment. I suppose this happens with any two shades that are similar but not quite the same, but it's particularly problematic with Navy, which is such a wardrobe staple. Maybe that's why I haven't had much of an issue with variations of charcoal gray- I don't own many gray ties.
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The navy in a tie and the navy of a blazer shouldn't match.

From an aborted thread on "Schizophrenic Trad". Press sack suit paired with a spread/french shirt and a CT tie, half windsor.

But for these purposes, it's a navy tie and a navy suit. The tie is lighter than the suit, and, well, I think this looks fine, bordering on good.


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