Suit and Tie Combinations - Main Rules

What men are allowed to wear when and where is more and more up to them today.
Many men have a big problem adjusting the tie to the rest of their clothes, suit and shirt. There are very simple and understandable rules for each, according to which colors and patterns can be combined. Anyone who knows them will never again stand helplessly with the tie in their hands in front of the wardrobe, but safely and deliberately grab for a suit and shirt.

Rule for Ties 1: From big to small build: So in the order Suit - Shirt - Tie

The larger the part, the more expensive and therefore less often in the cabinet. Therefore, first of all, consider which suit it should be. For example, suppose he were dark gray. Lay him on the bed.

The shirt is the next smaller element. What suits the dark gray suit? Light blue, white, pink, blue stripes or checks on white. You opt for the light blue. Place it on the suit.

Now the tie. What looks good on dark gray (suit) and light blue (shirt)? Almost everything: dark blue, claret, pink, yellow, poison green, all sorts of stripes and even small designs. Choose as you wish and put the tie to suit and shirt. And you already have a perfectly matched combination of suit, shirt and tie.

Rule for Ties 2: Patterned with non-patterned, small patterned with large patterned

In the shop window of the menswear shop it looks perfect: suit with grid, striped shirt, tie with diamond pattern. But if you have bought one of these parts and want to combine it with the existing one at home, nothing fits together anymore. There are only two principles to consider:

1. Patterned with unpatterned.
2. Small patterned with large patterned.

Patterned with unpatterned

An example to explain: You have a blue pinstripe suit laid out. This fits in any case something unpatterned, so we take a light blue shirt.

Since the suit dominates the outfit, you also take a monochrome tie, for example, in bright red. You have seen this compilation dozens of times, now you know what principle it works and, above all, why they do so looks good. Small patterned with large patterned.

We will take a closer look at the suit's stripes and notice that the distance between them is around one centimeter. The pattern is therefore relatively small.

Consequently, we combine a large-patterned shirt. Either strips, at least three centimeters apart, even better a wide grid of lattices - dark blue on white or light blue. According to Rule (patterned or with unpatterned) we choose an un-patterned tie. He does not get in the way of the suit or your shirt.

And the color? Completely to taste. To blue thread and white-blue check shirt a tie in bright pink would be just as perfect as a pale yellow.

Rule for Ties 3: Harmony and Contrast

Gray mouse or parrot? Somewhere in between is the optimal color combination. Too much harmony is boring, exaggerated contrasts, however, often seem too shrill. The decisive factor here is the right mix. Contrasts enliven the harmony, in contrast, balanced colors buffer the opposites.

Here's another example: dark blue suit, light blue shirt - a harmonious compilation. A dark blue tie would fit in perfectly, but the overall picture would be less exciting.

A fresh orange, on the other hand, brings in just the right dose of contrast.
The dark blue suit and the white shirt are a stark contrast even with the luminosity of the colors. If you select a bright red tie, the whole thing tilts quickly towards the carnival uniform.
Much more pleasant for the eye would be a tie in powdery pink, light blue or grass green.

What suits best, must be decided on the skin tone. The pale, northern European type takes light blue, the rosy better green, only the dark Southern European has a free choice, he is all good to face.

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