How to match suits, shirts and ties like a pro. – Beckett Simonon
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How to match suits, shirts and ties like a pro.

How to Menswear Knowledge Shirts & Ties

Though they say a suit makes a man, what often goes unstated is the importance of the shirt and tie you wear it with. When it comes to dressing for upscale events, men usually have trouble adding the finishing touches. Even though it’s not rocket science, we often draw a blank when choosing patterns, colors or styles that will complement our ensemble.

So, gents, no more wearing the same combination and hoping no one else notice: there is no prize for sticking to your safe zone (we're looking at you, Mr. Solid Tie). Random selections won't cut it either—odds are you will have more misses than hits, despite the occasional lucky shot.

Finding a combination that projects your personality and lifestyle is essential in your quest for self-improvement. No need to worry, though. Once you master some basic steps, it becomes pretty straightforward to match colors, fabrics and patterns, and pick out only winning combinations. 

Pro tips.

Be Subtle

Keep it simple gents, and you’ll never go wrong. Going the extra mile to flash a little something here and there can go a long way. Just make sure you don’t overdo it. Your fool-proof mantra is: simplicity is never outdated. 

Light and Dark

This one is pretty simple. Across the board, ties should be darker than shirts. It’s a fail-safe rule for dressing and you'll be sure to hit the bullseye every single time.  

Size Matters (That's right folks)

And so does balance. Ties should not be too small or skinny, nor too wide or high. Keep your collars and ties in proportion to each other.


Well, we said it in a previous post but will include it here for your advantage. Avoid mixing patterns that display equal size. If you pair large patterns with smaller ones they will visually complement each other.

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  • Lovemore Ruwende on

    Very interesting combinations to make one look different all the time. Thank you for sharing.

  • Dennis on

    greatc suggestions.

  • abebe on

    i like what u writen but it is possible to add some picture it will be perfect

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