02 Feb Tips For Matching Tie with Jacket
Ties come in varied lengths. But it’s the width where the key difference lies – particularly if the proportions are off beam. You should try to keep the width of the tie to match the width of the jacket, or around 3 to 3.5 inches. A widths larger than this may look exaggerated. So for balanced proportions, just have it match the width of your jacket’s lapels, and you will will alright.
You have all types of tie patterns – dots, solids, small repeating patterns, stripes, paisley etc. The key thing to keep in mind is that the tie pattern should almost never match your shirt’s pattern. That means if you are wearing a black dotted shirt, your tie should not be a dotted pattern.
No! You just can’t make a mess with colors. So make the right choices taking into account the jacket as well as the shirt. For example – an orange or a yellow tie goes well with a charcoal or navy blue suit.
Tie Fabric & Styles
There are different types of fabrics used for ties. For example: a silk tie looks elegant and graceful. No wonder it’s the most preferred choice. On the other hand, the satin ties have a natural sheen, and costs lesser than silk. But satin may look a tad dull than what a silk tie looks. Polyester ties have also been an option as they are not pricey like silk ties. And less expensive than satin ties as well.