You have the suit in order, a patterned dress shirt, and a fashionable pair of shoes. However, what most men fret over is the finishing touch – the tie. Many of you may feel confused about how to match it with the rest of your ensemble. Wearing a badly matched tie is like fitting a square peg into a round hole. Fret not boys, Suvarna Kale, Head of Design at Blackberrys is here to your rescue. She has the perfect plan for you to pick the right tie.
The most important thing to keep in mind is that that you always match your tie to the attire and not the other way. Once that is sorted, choose the right tie according to the following three factors:
Ties come in a wide variety of patterns like stripes and checks. The key here is to see that the tie’s patterns do not clash with the shirts or suits. A pinstriped tie will not work with a striped shirt. However, a polka dotted tie will do wonders. Similarly, a check pattern shirt with intricate paisley pattern tie will look splendid. It is easier to match a patterned tie with a solid colour shirt.
Look or visualise your whole ensemble together to ensure that the colours are in harmony. If something looks wrong, you will know in the first impression! If not sure, stick to safe colours like a non-bright red and blue. For an elegant look, pair semi-solid blue or green ties with cool blue coloured dress shirt or suit.
Necktie size and proportions are less daunting. You will usually find them in the standard 3.5-inch width, or the skinny type (less than 3 inches). A squeaky person will look sharp in thin lapels and skinny ties. Individuals with a wider build will look their best in a wider than average tie.
So there you have it. Choosing a tie is more of an art than a science. Hence, the most important thing is to feel good in whatever you buy!