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    Clashing shirt and watch strap - thoughts?

    So this morning as I was getting dressed I looked at my watch and the shirt I had chosen for the day. I felt the two classed. But I figured to hell with it. It's just a watch. Who cares.

    Then I figured it might make a good topic here. What about you guys? Ever give a thought to your watch straps? Or are NATO straps too casual for the office in your opinion?




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    #2
    I wear the same brown leather strap everyday with a plain/patterned shirt or polo.

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      #3
      I'm a more conservative dresser. If I am wearing anything business casual or dressier, I wear a leather band. I have a walnut leather band and black leather band for one watch, and a medium brown leather band for my other watch. Between those three, I can come close enough to any shoes/belt combo I wear. No clashing there.

      Then my casual watch always has a metal bracelet or gray NATO, so no opportunity to clash there, either.

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        #4
        That’s a very bold strap. I’m not sure if it’s too casual as we can’t see the rest of the outfit, but it does clash with that shirt.


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          #5
          I wear a leather strap to the office every day but NATO on the weekends in a color that matches something im wearing. I have many that look just like that though.

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            #6
            Watches (and, by extension, their straps) are kind of a funny thing. We are so accustomed to admiring them on our wrists and posting close-up shots of their details that we forget how visually insignificant they are when viewed by others.

            Zoomed in close, sure - a Bond NATO clashes with a striped shirt in quite a different color scheme. But if you took a full body shot with your camera, the watch strap would likely just read as “dark” rather than clashing. Personally I think it probably looks fine, though I tend toward solid NATOs in neutral colors like black, grey, or dark blue, especially if I’m going to wear it with business attire.

            Most people who own a watch only own one, and it’s not necessarily going to match their clothes. I have a coworker, for example, who always wears a white dialed watch with a black leather strap despite the fact that he is generally in brown or tan shoes. And he’s by no means a poor dresser overall.
            Ben

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              #7
              I only give a thought that I won't wear a NATO strap to work. To me it's too informal with my other dress items.

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                #8
                Originally posted by LesserBlackDog View Post
                Watches (and, by extension, their straps) are kind of a funny thing. We are so accustomed to admiring them on our wrists and posting close-up shots of their details that we forget how visually insignificant they are when viewed by others.

                Zoomed in close, sure - a Bond NATO clashes with a striped shirt in quite a different color scheme. But if you took a full body shot with your camera, the watch strap would likely just read as “dark” rather than clashing. Personally I think it probably looks fine, though I tend toward solid NATOs in neutral colors like black, grey, or dark blue, especially if I’m going to wear it with business attire.

                Most people who own a watch only own one, and it’s not necessarily going to match their clothes. I have a coworker, for example, who always wears a white dialed watch with a black leather strap despite the fact that he is generally in brown or tan shoes. And he’s by no means a poor dresser overall.
                really good point!

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                  #9
                  Always have a grey nato strap laying around. Swap it on in cases like this, problem solved.

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