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May 02, 2011

How to Match Your Tie to Your Shirt, Sweater, or Suit

I've gone on record multiples times, in which I've shared that publishing ManMade has giving me a whole new appreciation for the necktie. As a full-time writer/crafter/artist/blogger/guy-who-technically-doesn't-have-to-get-dressed-most-days, its fun to have an excuse to get a little snazzed up and throw on a tie. (To you who have to wear one everyday, keep fighting the good fight).

And, whether you wear one daily or just a few times a year, it has to match the rest of your gear.The fine minds at the Art of Manliness have taken all the guesswork out for you. They say, 

 

The point is don’t buy a tie just because it looks great–buy neckwear that is of the right proportion for your body and is of a color and pattern that works well with your shirts and suits. You want your ties to match your clothing–not look good by themselves.

Coordinating your tie, dress shirt, and suit isn’t rocket science.  All it requires is a basic understanding of proportion, pattern, and color which can be used to build an interchangeable wardrobe.  Start with easy to match shirts and suits–then add a range of flexible neckties that accent and enhance the outfits you put together.  Do this and you’ll find yourself wanting to wear a necktie more often as it adds color to your complexion and makes you look better overall.

 

How to Match a Tie with a Dress Shirt and Suit

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