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How To Match Shirts and Ties to Create a Desired Look

Stuck in a shirt and tie matching rut? Most likely you have 5-10 shirt/tie combinations that you feel are safe and stick to those. But that can get a little boring. We all need to have a little fun when matching our shirts and ties and it is high time we plan some new options for you. Here are just a few to get your color wheel and pattern ideas rolling.

1. Staying Solid

First, choosing the color of the tie based on the style you want will keep you looking sharp no matter the desired look.
For a Modern and Fashionable Look: Choosing a bright solid color tie on a solid color shirt will give you a more youthful and modern look.  Keeping the contrast high between the shirt and tie colors is key when going for this fashionable look.
This solid purple tie over a lavender shirt has high contrast creating a trendy and youthful look.

 In search of a more Sophisticated & Aristocratic Look: Pairing a black tie and black shirt will give you a polished, sophisticated and aristocratic look . Keeping a low contrast between the shirt and tie  colors is important in creating this style.  You can buy a solid black tie here and create your custom black dress shirt here.

A solid black tie over a black shirt gives an air of sophistication
Either of the above pairings will get some well deserved stares.

2. Playing with Patterns

By mixing and matching patterned shirts with different styles of ties you can create several appealing looks.
Check shirt with solid tie : This combination will give you a youthful, trendy and fashionable look.
Trendy and fashionable look with a check shirt and solid tie
Check shirt with a large polka dot tie : This sophisticated choice will give you a more aristocratic look.
Check shirt with a rep tie : Pulling these two together will give you a more professional look
Check shirt with a geometric tie: This creative combination will give you a very trendy and artsy look.


The following are tips to choose the right color combinations.

Afraid of wearing a patterned tie AND a patterned shirt? No reason to be afraid if you use these smart style tips.

First, pinpoint the main color in the shirt pattern and pick a hue similar to or darker than the base color for your tie.  Secondly, choose at least one solid, whether that be the suit, the shirt, or the tie. A smaller patterned shirt leads the way to the option of a bold stripe on the tie. Don’t be afraid to play with the other color choices in the pattern of the shirt or tie. Go further and pair it with a great set of matching cufflinks.

The navy tie works well with the base color of this check and the cufflinks hint at the gold polka dot.


blue+blue-stripesA pinstripe shirt allows for a bold striped tie when it keeps with the same color scheme


3. Another Solid Choice

Go ahead and pick your favorite check or striped shirt and pair it with a solid tie in a similar hue. You don’t have to use the same exact tone of solid tie when working with a printed shirt. This blue and gray hue scheme keeps the trendy and modern combination nice and cool. We just so happen to carry this steel gray color.  Buy it here.

4. Mix and Match

I am sure you have a favorite patterned tie as well. Keep it simple with a solid color shirt and a pinstripe suit to play with 2 patterns and a solid white base.  The pink, white, and black pattern in this tie paired with the white shirt would be perfected with a charcoal or even a light gray pinstripe suit.  Tip: Stay away from a dark solid shirt as it seems less formal. It truly limits your tie and suit combo options.

Pairing this duo with a charcoal pinstripe suit will make the tie pop

5. Using Compliments

Complimentary colors should be an important factor when creating your desired look. This complimentary color wheel points from one color to it’s compliment. Use this as your guideline for a great hue choices.

Complimentary Colors Guide


Notice the Orange arrow on the color wheel pointing toward the Blue. I love this combination and wish more men were sporting the combo like this interesting look.  Pair it with a light gray suit again and the compliments will come rolling in. Buy a similar orange tie here.

complimentary colors
Complimentary colors in orange and blue.

6. Analogous Situation

Feeling a bit more confident in your choosing than the previous suggestions? Let’s then take a look at the Analogous color wheel. This color wheel shows the different hues which work well together because they are right next to each other on the color wheel.  Feel free to go play with any color two blocks over as well. It sure simplifies the which hue works problem!


Source: Kat Eye Studio

Bringing it back to the Lavender and plum we started with. Why not go all out? This look is stunning. He has managed to wrap up most of our style points into one stellar suiting moment.

plum hues
This sophisticated yet modern look stems from his use of color, pattern, and the solid choice in his suit.

Source: Bows and Ties

-Meghan Henley

Dress Code: Professional Business Attire

By Janine Giorgenti

Professional Business Attire for Men Must Include a Fine Custom Made Dress Shirt

Custom dress shirts set a great example for other employees to emulate


Have you noticed the executive custom dress shirts being worn around the office by some of the most respected and highest paid employees of the company you work for? 


Professional Business Attire


One of the major reasons these individuals are respected around the office and your industry is their professional appearance both on and off the job site. 


Dress Code


By dressing  for success these employees have managed to enhance the way customers, managers, and other employees view their ability to get the job done on time and budget. 


Dressing professionally in a great looking custom dress shirt has worked for these employees and it can help you change the way you’re viewed around the office and your industry.


Strategy To Professional Business Attire Pays Off 


Ask one of these employees about the great looking dress shirts they wear on a daily basis around the office and the possible benefits of this strategy. 


You’ll likely find they think employees should dress for success in custom dress shirts. You’ll probably also discover these professionally attired employees believe this decision has been a major reason for their business and private success in life. 


How To Get Promoted


By adopting this policy in the future you can possibly enhance your future work prospects and put yourself on the fast track to promotions and an increase in salary.


Invest In Your Career


Invest in your career by making the decision to purchase executive custom dress shirts to wear around the office, and even out on the town. 


We think you’ll find that by giving your professional and private appearance a makeover you’ll be able to enhance the way people feel about your professional ability to get the job done on time and budget. 


Importance Of Dressing For Success


Continue dressing for success each and every work day in the years ahead and you’ll continue to reap the benefits. In a few years time you could be looking back at this day and decision as the moment both your professional and private life started down the road to the life you always dreamed about living.


Dress for success before heading to work this morning. You’ll probably find your new professional appearance is the talk around the office during the next few days. Before you know it, the boss will be talking to you more about business ideas, and thinking you would make an excellent candidate for promotion .