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can you wear a green tie with black suit?

by Dylan Baker
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Every man needs one black suit in his wardrobe, it is extremely classy, sophisticated, and easy to style.

It is something that you can wear almost anywhere, you can make so many different outfits with a black suit by pairing it with different shirts and tie combinations.

If you are going for a formal event then you can pair your black suit with a simple white shirt and add a plain black tie to form a dapper outfit.

You can also pair it with something like a maroon or purple shirt if you want to stand out at a party or if you want something subtle that also makes you stand out then you should try pairing some colorful tie with your black suit.

One such combination is a green tie paired with a black suit and we will talk about this combination in this article.

Can you wear green tie with black suit?

Yes, you can wear a green tie with a black suit but it is not the easiest pairing option and can be difficult to pull off.

To style this outfit you have to pick the right green tie as it could be difficult to find the right green tie that works for formal outfits.

Green is not a safe color, it could be used in formal outfits but it is very easy to mess up an outfit if you don't pick the right shade of green.

To make this outfit work you have to be careful about picking the right tie and for that, you should pay attention to the color, pattern, and fabric of the tie.

The color of the tie is the most important factor here, it is a pretty simple thing to deal with though, all you've got to do is pick a darker shade of green or a dull shade of green and avoid the vibrant shades.

Vibrant and bright colors are not meant to be worn with a formal outfit especially a black suit and this rule is applicable in this case as well.

Apart from the color, you should also look for the right fabric for the tie, what I mean by that is that you should go for a tie that is not too shiny.

Similar to the bright colors, shiny materials don't go well with a suit it makes your outfit look cheap.

You should look for ties with better quality fabric i.e. fabric that doesn't have too much shine to it.

Finally, we come to the pattern, this is mostly up to you, you can go with a solid tie or if you want something different then you can also pick a tie with some simple patterns.

Just make sure that your tie doesn't have a pattern that is too obnoxious, and the color of the pattern should also be subtle

What color shirt to wear with black suit and green tie?

A green tie is a statement piece and there should only be one such piece in your outfit, which means the other components of your outfit should be simple.

So the best option here is a white shirt, it works extremely well with the black suit, and white being a neutral color helps bring balance to this outfit and makes it more stylish.

A green tie is already difficult to pair with a black suit so you should not complicate things with a different colored shirt and stick to a white shirt.

If you really want another option then you can consider a black shirt but it could be a lot more difficult to pair a green tie with the black shirt.

What color pocket square to wear with a green tie and black suit?

A pocket square is optional for this outfit but if you want to add one then you can go with black, white, grey, or even something like maroon.

What you should avoid pairing a green tie with a green pocket square, it is almost never a good idea to match the tie and pocket square color and this is especially true in the case of a green tie.

So you can pick a pocket square that is not green and it should also not have any other bright color. The best options would be black, white and grey.

Bottom line:

A green tie can be paired with a black suit but it is not the safest or the easiest combination to pull off. But if you keep the tips mentioned above in mind then you can easily pull off this outfit.

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About the author

Dylan Baker

Dylan is a Men's fashion and image consultant, He is also the man behind Dapperclan. He is extremely passionate about fashion and wants to help men style and look better.


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