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Old 05-28-2012, 10:55 PM
 
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Are there some kind of "rules" regarding matching the colors of ties to clothing?

It seems like red is used with pretty much anything, so I assume that is always a safe choice. (Maybe maroon also?) But what if you are wearing a blue jacket versus a black one, for example? If there are other colors within the tie, do they need to match the jacket? It doesn't seem like a red/black striped tie would match a blue jacket, but I am not too sure.

Thanks for any info.
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Old 05-28-2012, 11:07 PM
 
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With a blue jacket, wear red and blue patterned tie.(Maroon is also "red".) With a black jacket, something with some gold in it, like maybe red and gold, or red/gold/black. Green/black would work with black. Maybe something with grey would work with black. Is this for conservative business attire? I love the more artsy ties, but those wouldn't work in some settings.

It's similar for women, for example, one shouldn't wear navy shoes wit a black dress.
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Old 05-28-2012, 11:25 PM
 
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With a blue jacket, wear red and blue patterned tie.(Maroon is also "red".) With a black jacket, something with some gold in it, like maybe red and gold, or red/gold/black. Green/black would work with black. Maybe something with grey would work with black. Is this for conservative business attire? I love the more artsy ties, but those wouldn't work in some settings.

It's similar for women, for example, one shouldn't wear navy shoes wit a black dress.
Thanks. I also found a good chart on a website called Ask Andy.
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Old 05-31-2012, 12:09 PM
 
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Dark blue jacket. Pink shirt. Sky blue tie.

One of my own combinations:


Always mix pinks and blues.

British blues with reds.

White with anything.

Lavender and purple.

Mint green and dark green.

Think of nature and how colours co-exist. Like green leaves on a brown branch. So, a mint green shirt and a dark brown tie go very well. Or blue sky and white clouds... a white shirt with a sky blue tie. Work with nature and you will be very successful in what you want to achieve.

Always mix stripes and circles/dots. Checks with herringbone or thick stripes. I used to have an old thread with a lot of tie/shirt combos.
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Old 05-31-2012, 12:13 PM
 
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Dark blue jacket. Pink shirt. Sky blue tie.

One of my own combinations:


Always mix pinks and blues.

British blues with reds.

White with anything.

Lavender and purple.

Mint green and dark green.

Think of nature and how colours co-exist. Like green leaves on a brown branch. So, a mint green shirt and a dark brown tie go very well. Or blue sky and white clouds... a white shirt with a sky blue tie. Work with nature and you will be very successful in what you want to achieve.

Always mix stripes and circles/dots. Checks with herringbone or thick stripes. I used to have an old thread with a lot of tie/shirt combos.
Thanks for the tips. Sometimes I just lay each piece of clothing next to each other to see how the overall mix looks.
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Old 05-31-2012, 12:15 PM
 
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My newest passion. Gingham check shirts. I've lost faith in American clothing. So I have been relying largely on Jermyn street shirt makers lately. This is a TM Lewin cut-away collar shirt and I experimented with a dark blue tie, but... the result wasn't that great coz I was still looking for a tie which would compliment it perfectly.

It still looked good coz fashion is all about attitude. But I just got a ted baker tie which perfectly compliments this green check and gives that fitting contrast I was looking for.

Spend time and you will get it working. But attitude first.




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Old 05-31-2012, 12:29 PM
 
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Thanks for the tips. Sometimes I just lay each piece of clothing next to each other to see how the overall mix looks.
Also, don't forget about the collar. A good tie needs a windsor spread or the cut-away collar.

I love cut-aways. They just highlight the triangle on the knot perfectly..
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Old 07-02-2012, 11:39 AM
 
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Just make sure your tie is the right length as well. Hate seeing guys with the ties too short or too long. The bottom tip of your tie needs to line up with your belt buckle. If you can't get your tie down to your buckle, they do sell extra long ties. See this with guys who have big bellies, the tie ends up resting on the top of their gut and they have a 3-4 inch gap between their belt and the bottom of the tie.
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