Shirt and Tie Combos

Unlike my personal style, I’m a really big print and colour mixing enthusiast when it comes to men’s dress shirts and ties. It may stem from the fact that suits are mostly understated although a well cut suit makes quite a statement. I take a similar approach to matching ties and shirts as I do mixing prints. For those who are a little colour averse or more conservative, start with a solid coloured shirt and pair it with a striped tie that includes the colour of your shirt. You can also opt for polka dots for a change if you get bored of the abundance of striped ties that are available. Still playing it safe, you can choose a subtly striped shirt and pair it with a solid tie similar in colour to the stripes of your shirt. A baby step up here would be to mix the striped shirt with a striped tie in a similar family of colours. Once you’re comfortable with solids, stripes, and polka dots move onto ties with paisley, flowers, and other interesting patterns. If you’re just getting your feet wet, pair your new patterns with solid colours, subdued stripes or checkered shirts. Once you’re comfortable, add in some drama with bolder stripes, checks, and colours.

Shirts & Ties

Satin-Check Dress Shirt, $198
Check Jacquard Dress Shirt, $178
Men’s Apparel: dress shirts | Banana Republic, $80
Men’s Sean John Coral Dress Shirt – Men’s Wearhouse, $50
Men’s Apparel: dress shirts | Banana Republic, $80
men’s big & tall: Slim fit non-iron windowpane shirt: dress shirts new…, $80
Calibrate Trim Fit Dress Shirt, $70
Theory Tailored Fit Dress Shirt, $145
Thomas Pink Trim Fit Dress Shirt, $195
Striped Dress Shirt, $265
David Donahue Traditional Fit Dress Shirt, $125
Napoli di Nordstrom Tailored Fit Dress Shirt, $125
David Donahue Woven Silk Tie, $95
Flowers Pure Silk Tie, $89
Canali big paisley pattern tie, 40 GBP
Etro diamond stripe pattern tie, 25 GBP
Mens Ties, 20 GBP
Eaton Tie, $195
Paul Smith Accessories | Dark Blue Spot Silk Tie by Paul Smith…, $107
Black Textured Stripe Tie by Paul Smith Accessories – Black – Buy Ties…, $53
Men’s Solid Neck Ties Online. Luxury Ties from Italian Designers. -…

Don’t forget about skinny ties as well as knit ties in addition to the standard silk ties. Both alternatives add personality to the boring suit syndrome. Once you become a tie aficionado, look into different tie knots like the four-in-hand knot, the double knot, and the Windsor knot among others. You’d be surprised what a change a knot can do for a tie and shirt combination.


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