Men wear neckties to work every day or at least 4 days a week to business or official meetings, such as meetings between statesmen and the church. They are not only important add-ons to a man’s appearance, but through their selection, one can find out some about a man’s personality. Some men may find enjoyment in picking out the right tie for their outlook. The following parts of the article will expand on the colors and patterns of getting a proper tie.
I. Tie Occasions
Generally speaking, the situations which require men to wear a tie is divided into these 3 types: formal (work, wedding, job interview, court, funeral), religious (church), and non-formal situations which still require you to look good, such as dating at a fancy restaurant. When you have figured out the basics of matching a tie in the entire look, you will be able to collage different ties with different outfits to accommodate the situation.
Be it an interview, a client meeting, a night date, or going to the church, in all of which situations you will wear a suit, and where there is a suit, there is a tie. You may have heard of essential matching methods, such as pairing a tie in the darker shade of your dress shirt and not clashing the tie print with that of the shirt. These rules are correct, and you should try applying them when choosing a tie. Today, this article will expand on these simple basics and teach you more about color pairing and pattern accommodation.
II. Suit, Shirt and Tie Combos
First, why are colors important? Because a tie is meant to make the outfit more exciting, it is the cherry-on-the-top piece of the whole look. It will make you look more like the man if you choose the right one or break you if you wear the wrong one. So, let’s start with the colors.
- Opt for the tie of the same hue as the suit or dress shirt.
You can opt for the tie of the same hue (another term for color family) as the suit or dress shirt. If your suit is dark/navy blue and the dress shirt is sky blue, you can pick a tinted blue or muted blue tie. If you wear a light-yellow dress shirt inside a dark orange velvet jack, you can wear a dark brown tie with golden glitters, making them look trendy and dapper.
This is the easiest paring method, called monochromatic pairing.
- Complementary/contrasting colors of the tie to the outfit.
You can choose the complementary color of the tie to the outfit. Two colors on the opposite end of the color wheel are called complementary/contrasting colors. If you wear a suit in dark blue, you can think about wearing a tie in the orange color because these two colors are seated head-to-head on the color wheel. Wearing contrasting colors is a way to make you stand out in the crowd and definitely will win you more attention.
- Choose the complementary color of the tie to the outfit.
Also, analogous color matching is the third most commonly used way to find a tie with a suit. Analogous color is the color on the one spot to the right or the left of the primary hue. Take blue hue as an example; blue, green, and purple-blue are analogous colors. So, wearing a dark blue suit, you can opt for a burgundy or dark green tie. This look will be stunning on you.
III. What Color Tie with My Shirt / Suit
You may have been dazzled by so many colors to choose from and want to know the best tie color that can go well with all the suits and shirts. Black is the answer to your question. Black is the contrasting color to almost all colors, and it helps to drive away the unwanted attention on your face but accentuates the dark features, such as eyes and hair. So, it is the perfect color for the tie. If you struggle to choose between a tie with a print or color you are unsure of and a black tie, go with the black one.
Here, let’s look at the notes on the tie patterns. There are more than solid-colored ties; instead, ties of the modern-day have beautiful designs that make the tie irresistible, and wearing one like this will absolutely make the man more attractive.
Typically, patterns on the ties can be grouped into stripes, checkers, polka dots, floral prints, and mixed. The ties having the same patterns can also have different scales, such as wide stripes vs. narrow stripes or smaller checkers vs. bigger checkers. For the mixed type of pattern, it means the pattern is a combination of at least two different elements, such as a floral print pattern within small checkers or polka dots aligned on tilted stripes. As a head-up, you must know that picking a tie that makes your whole look fabulous and makes a big statement on your personality largely depends on your preferences, but there are also some guidelines and tricks for you to remember.
IV. Guidelines and Tricks For you to Choose a Right Tie
- Pick a tie that is on the same scale but different in proportion.
A tie with a wider stripe of two different but compatible colors will be a good match if you wear a solid or thin striped shirt.
- Pick a tie that has a completely different pattern from the shirt.
- Match a patterned tie with a solid-colored shirt.
- If the tie is a solid-colored one with decors on it,
make sure that the background color of the tie matches the color of either the shirt or the jacket, and the color of the décor should have some bits of the shirt.
After so much has been revealed about picking a tie for the look, it is a matter of personal aesthetic taste and preference, based on the grounding rule of “looking harmonious.” Or, if you are a rebel and don’t care about staring or gazing at the people, you can have some bold experiments with the colors and patterns. All in all, be yourself and be confident.