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    Over Accessorised

    When do wearing accessories become to much?
    Im sure there's an article on this somewhere but i cant find it.

    Is there a rule of thumb for formal vs casual?
    Numbers wise, pairing of colour, outlandish patterns.

    Recently I wore my suit with; tie, tie clip, pocket square, watch, belt, cufflinks and collar stays.

    overly accessorised?

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    I don't think the look you described is OTT. With a suit, matters of fit aside, the way to really stand out is through accessories.

    As for casual, accessories is the only way I can ever make a casual outfit look okay. I'm in Majorca atm, and I'm avoiding the shorts and tee-shirt cliche by employing a variety of jewelry and hats.
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    I'm not sure how a collar stay counts as you don't see them.

    A tie pin and a pocket square is too much.

    And if the shirt isn't French cuffed, then cufflinks look stupid.

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    What you've said sounds fine to me..

    Dwyane Wade is one of my favourite basketball players, and questionably one of the best dressed athletes I know of (sans David Beckham). Anyway.. here is an example of over-accessorising. Blazer fine. Pocket square, fine. Additional lapel pin, and lapel flower?! Too much IMO.



    I occasionally see people with a tie-bar and waist coat. This I do NOT understand. The tie is behind a waist coat. Tie bar is OTT.

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