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    Shirt & Tie conundrum.

    I was just wondering are you supposed to wear a tie with an oxford cut or button down collar, and if so, what kind of tie?

    These are the types of collar I'm talking about:

    ASOS | ASOS Smart Oxford Shirt at ASOS

    http://www.asos.com/ASOS/ASOS-Smart-Shirt-With-Button-Down-Collar/Prod/pgeproduct.aspx?iid=2571835&cid=3602&Rf900=1557&Rf 958=3974&Rf-200=33&sh=0&pge=0&pgesize=20&sort=3&clr=Navy

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    I'd say not necessarily. Surely you can wear a tie to smarten things up a bit. However, those shirts look really good simply buttoned all the way up to the top (as seen in the picture you provided). Here are a few more pictures of tie-less buttoned men from some recent lookbooks:



    Guy on the right:





    I know you specified button-down collars, but I'd give the same suggestion for no button as well. I'd say it's largely personal opinion though. As for what kind of tie, a solid knitted tie works fairly well in many settings.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dustin View Post
    I'd say not necessarily.
    Agreed, but you could wear a slim tie with it. It can be hard to find nice ties slim enough for low collars, though.

    For that ASOS shirt you used as an example, I'd wear a brown herringbone tweed tie. H&M used to have a good selection of slim ties. I bought one there, and it looks a bit like the image below, but slightly lighter in colour.


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    Thanks Guys, fantastic advice!

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    Looks good but I'm not sure if I can pull of that look hahaha..

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