Going back to what we’ve said before, accessories are sometimes the corner stone of a mans wardrobe. A subtle change in socks, laces, cufflinks and ties can make all the difference in the over all appearance of an outfit. In this article we illustrate the power of a well chosen accessory, the tie, by showcasing five classic shirts every man owns and transforming each with four tie options. Taking you from conservative minimalism to bold eccentricism these shirt and tie combos are a guaranteed home run.
#FoodForThought five classic shirts, over 20 different outfit combos.
PINK SHIRT FOUR WAYS
Stenstroms Drop Stitch Shirt: $249 Ties Ted Baker, Seaward and Stearn: $95- $150
PRINTED SHIRT FOUR WAYS
Van Gils Beetles Revolver Print Shirt: $145 Ties by Ted Baker, Strellson, Seaward and Stearn: $95- $150
WHITE SHIRT FOUR WAYS
Stenstroms Dress Shirt: $195 Ties by Ted Baker, Strellson, Seaward and Stearn: $95- $150
CHECK SHIRT FOUR WAYS
Stenstroms Shirt: $249 Ties by Ted Baker, Strellson, Seaward and Stearn: $95- $150
BLUE SHIRT FOUR WAYS
“If there is one consistent expression of a man’s sartorial acumen, it’s the way in which he pairs his shirt with his tie.” – Esquire
Colours, prints and patterns can be confusing on a regular day, so when it comes down to mixing them together, you can only imagine the sheer chaos. Learning to successfully match your shirts and ties is an undeniable art, fortunately, it’s one you can easily learn. Getting creative with your shirt and tie combinations is a great way to showcase your personal style and to separate yourself from your peers- especially if you work in an industry that requires you to wear one 5-days a week.
To get you started here are 5 tips and tricks you can employ to help you navigate this realm:
- Your tie (typically) should always be darker than your shirt
- Match a detail in the tie with the dominant colour of the shirt
- Always pair larger patterns with smaller ones. Avoid mixing patterns that have identical proportions
- Vary pattern type. Avoid having the same pattern appear in both your shirt and your tie
- When outfitting with a suit or blazer- ensure that 2 of the 3 items have the same colour scheme
Tiger of Sweden Steel Stripe Shirt (Blue & Brown): $159 Stenstroms Fine Stripe Dress Shirt: $249 Seaward & Stern Printed Ties: $150/each
Mastai Ferretti Paolo Verri End-On-End Dress Shirt: $135 Horst Dress Shirt
Gotstyle Private Label Plaid Check Shirt: $165 Amanda Christensen Tie: 95 Gotstyle Top Twill Grid Check Dress Shirt: $165 Seaward & Stern Tie: $150 Stenstroms Mini Check Dress Shirt: $249