3 Factors in Choosing Men’s Ties

If you’re wearing a suit, the necktie can provide more flare to your outfit. Suits are usually made in classic colors such as black, grey, navy and dress shirts are made usually in white and blue, a man’s neckwear can emphasize the suit’s color and pattern. With a variety of necktie options, choosing the right one can be a bit challenging.

If the man tries to match the neckwear to the suit and dress shirt, the 3 most important factors in choosing the tie are:

The Tie’s Pattern: Matching for the First Tie

Neckties come in various patterns from stripes to paisleys. The question is, exactly how do you match a patterned tie to a pinstripe suit with a dress shirt in check pattern. Are there rules to matching tie patterns? The rules for pattern matching would be that 2 key pieces of your garments should not use a similar pattern size as well as a lesser type pattern.

Pattern size means that the length between the stripes of the shirt must not be near the width of the stripes on your tie, this gives an optical illusion which the human eye find very attractive. Thus getting a simple pinstripe suit with a big check patterned dress shirt and paisley tie pattern would be acceptable. However, choosing the same pinstripe and custom shirt with striped tie can mimic the stripe separation of the suit, creating a controversial look.

This guide can apply whenever at least 5 patterns are the most essential. A man will not choose and wear a tie he’s not interested in, however, he will most often than not choose to wear a color which he likes but the pattern may be wrong. Thus, matching patterns do not really count for real solid colored ties. In this regard, matching various solid colors would be acceptable - the combination might be a bit dull yet acceptable nonetheless. However, since pattern is not a determining factor, the other variables are more essential in choosing a solid tie.

The Tie’s Color: Matching for the Second Tie

In color matching, the first thing you must realize is to check all your clothing and ensure that the colors balance each other. If you’re having second thoughts just make sure you experiment with other combinations.

But what exactly does matching do and what would be more important? It all starts with the suit. The suit is your focal point in determining your outfit. Once you determine this, next time you can start getting some tailored dress shirts in various hues and patterns to make sure that it matches your outfit. After this, you can start picking out your tie, thus providing top priority to the suit and shirt. Make sure to choose a tie that works well with your clothing. You can easily gauge if the colors are conflicting or if something doesn’t look right. If you think your tie isn’t a good match, don’t force it. Instead, change it and use just a simple tie. If you’re unsure, the easiest choice would be to get a classic colored tie for business wear. Make sure it’s nothing too bright, blue or navy works with most of your dark suits, white or light colored shirts work as well. Always make sure to make your tie the highlight of your attire and not overpower it. Once you get a tie that gets the attention more than the suit, you can be sure the focus will be away from the face.

The Tie’s Proportion: Matching for the Third Tie

It is necessary to note that pattern, color, or proportion can influence your matching ties. The measurement of the tie can vary from the usual width of 3.5. The width of a skinny or thin tie is approximately less than 3 inches, while the widest tie measures approximately 3.75 inches. When it comes to thin or wide ties for suits, several factors should be taken into consideration such as height and weight of the person as well as the width of the lapels. In this sense, a man with a small built will look good wearing a suit with thin lapels as well as a thin tie.