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Wednesday, August 26, 2015

Style Is Eternal: A Guide to Combining Patterns

     Let's discuss coordinating ties and shirts with patterns.  Always try to remember to pair large patterns with similar ones, you want the patterns to compliment one another.  Establish your shirts dominate color; from there choose a tie that contains accents of the same color.  Don’t forget how well opposites pair together.  This is when a color wheel comes in very handy!  Colors such as purple & yellow or orange & blue are just a few examples of complementary color combinations. 
Now try pairing a solid tie with a pattern shirt, take notice of at least one of the colors in the pattern, as long as you pick a color that is found in the pattern, you will compliment your outfit.  When putting together your outfit, if you’re wearing a striped shirt and suit, do not wear a striped tie with it that is the same or larger size stripes as the shirt contains, it will be too much of an overload that will not mesh well, leaving you looking like you got dressed in the dark.  Chances are that in most cases you will be able to tell what is just simply too much and is not that flattering of a look.  If you chose a color tie that is less noticeable you will appear fashion conscious, as oppose to choosing a bolder color.  Both can work well, take some time to mix and match and get a feel for what looks like a great combination and what simply does not.
“Style is the answer to everything. A fresh way to approach a dull or dangerous thing. To do a dull thing with style is preferable to doing a dangerous thing without it. To do a dangerous thing with style is what I call art.”
Charles Bukowski
     Say you’re wearing a shirt with large checks; you can wear it with a tie that perhaps contains thick stripes.  If you were to wear a pattern shirt with large checks and a tie with large checks the two patterns will clash with one another, by wearing a tie with small thin stripes or small checks, you are giving each it's own platform, this is important.  This is what shows others your great and unique sense of style.  Don’t worry about following all the “rules”.  Have some fun and come up with your own great combinations.  Once you have a better handling on pairing your shirt and tie and figuring out what colors and patterns make for a great look you will have successfully accomplished this very handy skill that not only makes you look great but feel great too.  You are given these "rules" to follow to make sure you are grasping the basics, do not neglect them though as they are very vital in educating yourself on clothing and fashion.  As you become more knowledgeable and grow more comfortable in making these decisions, you then will learn to manipulate these rules you've become so accustomed too and then you will break these rules in fabulous style!  Now get out there and try it!
“Being perfectly well-dressed gives one a tranquility that no religion can bestow.”
– Ralph Waldo Emerson

Wednesday, August 19, 2015

Need Advice Pairing Tie & Shirt?

Hello & welcome to my tie fashion blog, here we will discuss coordinating ties to create the most fashionable and stylish looks.  You need variation to create the perfect balance for the perfect look.  I wanted to start off simple with coordinating solid ties with solid shirts.  Some of you may be seasoned at this already but for those of you who are looking for some advice or are new to this whole thing, you've come to the right place and I hope I can be of help!
Choosing the right tie in coordination to an outfit can sometimes prove difficult.  A lot of factors come into play when choosing both tie and shirt for the perfect balance and look.  The goal here is to give you a better understanding of color coordinating tie and shirt, mixing and matching patterns.  It’s really just about understanding the basics of color; once you master this successfully you can become your own fashion guru!  Let’s get started!
Pairing a solid color shirt with a solid color tie is easy to do.  It’s mastering the art of mixing & matching patterns along with the understanding of basic color that one must acquire for successful fashion.  Let’s start with pairing your tie to a solid colored shirt, this is much easier to do than pairing with pattern or stripes.  Keep in mind that your tie should be darker than your shirt.  This is best when going for a conservative style.  If you want to make your look some what edgy and unique perhaps you can pair a lighter color tie with a darker color shirt.  Always remain conscious of your color choices when pairing so you don’t end up looking like a watermelon.

Keep in mind that not all colors can be combined.  Using a color wheel will be a huge help when choosing your ensemble.  Complimentary colors accentuate each other.  I highly recommend you become familiar with it if you're not already.  Seasonal modifications also play a role in choosing the appropriate color choices when pairing shirt and tie.  Remember also that you can pair basically any tie with a white shirt, they're the most versatile.  Pastel/ light/pale shades are more appropriate for the warmer months.  Rich tones also know as jewel tones because they highly resemble gemstone colors.  They contain a high level of saturation.  This makes them unique and distinct.  These “jewel tones” are great for the cooler months.  Click here to check out our selection of solid ties.  Try this out for now and next time we’ll talk about pairing patterns!  Feel free to leave comments and suggestions!