How To Find A Matching Tie For Your Suit

Posted on August 24 2018

Evolving into a fine gentleman requires paying apt attention to every little detail of life ; fashion inclusive. A lot of men have no idea how to match their ties to their suits and shirts. Layers of clothing, closer to our body shades are always easy to match ; confusion however sets in when we have shades brighter or way darker than our skin tone.

Steps to get a matching tie for your Suit

 The steps below will help you understand how you can find a matching tie for your suit :

1. Match your tie to your shirt first

As much as you want all three items to match, it is always best to match your tie to your shirt first. You should prioritize your inner garments over your jacket, because the jacket can always be taken off, if you are stuck and can not find a middle ground for all three items.

2. Go for a darker shade

Try to find a tie that is a few shades darker than your shirt. A darker shade tie when paired with a complimentary shirt, will always stand out, giving you the much deserved attention.

 

 For white and lighter shade shirts, several times a few shades darker will work; but for bold and darker shade shirts, finding the right tie can be a bit difficult.

3. Go for a complimentary look not a distraction

Never pick ties with patterns similar to the one on your shirt. The result is always distracting and bizarre as a tie that is patterned like the shirt underneath has no way of standing out against the shirt. For instance, you do not wear a thin-striped tie on a thin-striped shirt.

4. Know your tie proportions

Ties come in different sizes and lengths. You should be aware of this. Do not go for awkward sizes which do not suit your outfit. Your tie should measure about 3.5 inches or a little less in width. Better yet, you can compare it against the lapels on your jacket. Your tie should closely resemble your lapel so as to enable a balanced proportion. Your tie should never be too wide, so it does not take prominence over the important areas of your outfit, neither should it be too thin to avoid making you look too large.

5. Learn how to mix colors

With fashion it is never always black and white. To successfully find a tie to match your outfit, you should get yourself acquainted with color mixing and contrasts. Here are a few pointers :

 ➢ You can pick a tie lighter than your shirt so long as it stands out and contrasts your shirt. So for darker shirts like black, any thing but black would be brighter than your shirt. You might decide to go for a tie that creates a bold contrast, like a white tie.

  You do not pair a boldly colored tie with a shirt that is also boldly colored, unless you are pretty confident it will be a good combination.

 ➢ Do not go for color contrasts that are too extreme, for instance a brilliant red tie on a bright green shirt.

 ➢ Do not use solid color ties if they do not suit your purpose. Solid color ties are quite versatile as they go well with any calm colored shirt. For instance, you can use a red tie on a white shirt to create a striking contrast that is sure to grab attention.

 ➢ Do not use solid color ties if they do not suit your purpose. Solid color ties are quite versatile as they go well with any calm colored shirt. For instance, you can use a red tie on a white shirt to create a striking contrast that is sure to grab attention.

 ➢  For ties with patterns, you should pick one that contains a color similar to that of your shirt, somewhere in the pattern. This color however should not be overly

prominent and overwhelming. Also make sure the colors within the tie do not clash with each other.

 ➢  Also, do not wear a tie with a small, repeating pattern that has a background color similar to the color of your shirt:This can be a little distracting. Just pick a tie that has little features of your shirt's color instead; for instance, a plaid tie featuring mostly shades of dark blue and a little amount of light blue will compliment a light blue shirt properly.

Finally, Ties can be expensive, depending on the fabric used and where they are made, but is a fun way to show off your personality; so long as you always keep in mind the patterns and colors of your shirts and jackets first, so as not to make a mistake.

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