How would you define a man dressed very well? Can he be characterized by the way his hair is arranged or if has polished shoes? Well, a neat man outfit can be his business card to any meeting.
Having a nice haircut and polished shoes can define a male style, but let’s not forget that these aren’t the defining features of a man’s style. A well-dressed man must know to match the tie to his shirt and suit.
Below, you’ll have step-by-step instructions that every man need and must be written down somewhere, to take the right style decisions before purchasing clothing items and matching them.
1. The tie should complete the shirt and suit jacket
Buying a shirt and suit jacket to match the ties you already have in your closet isn’t the smartest way to create an outfit. It’s like choosing the garage door to match with the color of the lawn mower.
You should purchase the following items only in certain cases:
Jacket / Suit – it doesn’t matter if it’s a blazer or a sports jacket, this will probably be the most expensive item from the 3 items mentioned above. Try to buy the jacket suit in neutral, solid colors to avoid limited matching. It’s much easier to fit a navy jacket than a green one in a plaid pattern.
The shirt – the second as an investment, must remain conservative, with a little more maneuvering space to experience. You can’t mistake choosing solid shades in white and blue, but you can also try lighter shades like, pink or gray with subtle stripes.
The tie – can be expensive if it’s made of high quality material, but you can also buy a cheaper one. You can play with ties by showing your personality through them, but keep in mind the color and pattern of the suit jacket and shirt.
2. Tie’s proportions
Ties come in many sizes and lengths. However, the width is what people will notice – especially if the proportions are not respected. As a general guide to consider, make sure the tie measures are about 1.1 to 1.3 inches in width or close to the width of the lapel.
If the tie is thicker will hide your outfit, and if it’s too thin will make you look fat. Another way to determine your tie measurements is the width of the lapel from your jacket. The tie should fit in the width of the lapel to ensure balanced proportions.
If it was a clothing item that thrives in different colors and patterns, then the tie would be the most representative.
Here is a small sample of tie types that you can find at the men’s clothing store:
– Polka dots
– Solid type
– With small repetitive patterns
– With stripes (from broad stripes to thin)
– Paisley type
One thing you should remember: the tie should never fit exactly with the shirt design.
For example – a blue stripe tie should not be worn with a blue stripe shirt with similar proportions in size.
You can’t be wrong by choosing colors in cold tones such as intense blue, olive green and royal purple. These colors will match a wide range of shirts and suit jackets, assuming they have vivid colorful and have a simple pattern.
If you want to attract more attention to yourself, this can be done by choosing warmer colors for the tie.
The red, orange and yellow ties are well suited to a blue navy or coin-colored suit, which fit perfectly if you have a business presentation or if you have a business meeting.
With various tie types and designs available today, the question is why people get confused when their trying to match the tie with their coats or jacket.
Well, when it comes to tie fabrics these are the most suitable:
Silk tie – a classic silk tie, matched with a quality suit is the best style you can wear. The type of silk used can vary from smooth to slightly stiff silk.
Cashmere tie – after the silk fabric, this soft fabric, is recognized to be actually warmer than wool.
Satin tie – Satin ties have a natural shine. However, the feeling of the satin tie is a bit more monotonous than silk or cashmere.
Polyester tie – Polyester ties are cheap, and are the most purchased ties from all buyers.
Now you can match your shirt, tie and suit jacket with confidence!
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