I don’t wear a lot of ties, though I have a remarkable collection of them in my closet. I do wear a lot of button down shirts, so when I do want to upgrade and go the shirt-and-tie route, it’s not always easy to figure out the best pairing of the two. Does a patterned tie work with a patterned shirt? Can I wear a tie that’s the same basic color as the shirt without looking like a 70’s mobster? And how long and wide should the tie be, for that matter?
Fortunately, I bumped into this terrific Jacamo UK infographic that clears it all up and so I’m sharing this with you for your own bespoke edification and so that I have a copy of it I can reference next time I need to up my wardrobe with a tie:
Got all that? Good. Now, let’s make sure you’re looking as swanky and chic as possible next time you decide to pair your shirt with a tie. Then we can talk about your shoes…
I agree except I never mix patterned shirts and ties. Too confusing.