Shirt-tie combination speaks thousand words about a man. It’s a way of expressing his personality and taste.
A man could be wearing an expensive, well fitted bespoke suit but a bad shirt-tie combination is enough to ruin the complete look! If you can master the following basic steps in your shirt-tie selection process then you can play with patterns and colors and look sharp for any occasion.
White shirt works well with any color/pattern tie so if you are unsure about what shirt to wear, then pick a white shirt.
When wearing a solid tie with a patterned shirt make sure it picks up one of the colors in the shirt.
Solid colored and textured ties are a must in your wardrobe as they work very well with plain, checkered and striped shirts.
Navy, red & burgundy ties work well with blue shirts.
Navy & burgundy ties match pink shirts.
If you are wearing a dark colored business suit then go for solid and bold colored tie – for example black suit, white shirt and a deep red tie.
You can also team up a bright/refreshing colored tie with a light color suit for the warmer months of the year â€“ for example a tan linen suit, white shirt and a pink tie.
Subtle stripe or checkered shirts can be work with diagonal stripe tie. Rule of thumb here is make sure tie stripe is bolder than the shirt stripe.
Wearing a stripe tie with Stripe/checkered shirt is a complete no-no.
Avoid wearing a busy shirt such as checkered or striped with a pin stripe, Prince of Wales or Window-Pane suit. Try and keep the look clean and simple!
A final rule of thumb to make your custom tailored suit and shirt look even better –
Try and keep the look clean and simple! Avoid same patterned suits, shirts and ties. If you are wearing a busy shirt then try and keep the other 2 elements (suit and tie) plain, or if you are wearing a bold patterned tie then opt for a solid shirt with a lightly textured suit, such as herringbone or tweed.