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As a custom clothier and wardrobe consultant, the most consistent lack of confidence I find with our clients is what tie to wear with that great new shirt. Patterns can be challenging for sure so many guys stick with solids to be safe, even when they see checks or stripes they really do like. Try introducing checks, stripes or herringbones for an updated look and see some of the tie combinations in the illustration as examples.
Key Points to Choosing the Right Tie
1. The width of the tie should compliment the width of the jacket/ suit lapel.
2. The tip of your tie should just touch the waistband of your trousers for a traditional look, and a bit shorter adds a more contemporary flair.
3. Keep your tie in proportion with your collar. Never pair a wide tie with an understated collar.
Combining patterns will add new dimension and excitement to your wardrobe.
Have fun with color and Be Brave!!
As Founder and Executive Director of Suit UrSelf, Robin grew up near the garment district in NY where she first discovered her passion for color and design. She has been living in San Diego for over 25 years raising her family in the Penasquitos Canyon area.
Robin also founded Pacific Business Promotions, where she worked with many local and national companies including Ligand Pharmaceuticals, Downey Savings and Hendrick Motorsports, to create corporate apparel programs as well as working with non profits such as American Cancer Society and American Red Cross to promote and fundraise with them thru the use of media, promotional marketing and brand awareness.
Spending much of her career in the financial, business and adverting arenas, Robin knows first hand how wardrobe choices and personal style make a significant impact in how clients and colleagues perceive you and more importantly, how you project and feel about yourself in both business and in your personal life.