A necktie is not only an accessory but the most important part of a suit. If you are attending a formal event, your suit will seem incomplete without a tie. Neckties have many styles in different colors and the necktie materials are mainly in silk or polyester. The selected ties should be matched with shirts and suits. At present, the colors of most suits are gray, dark gray, blue, black, and brown so the appropriate colors of neckties should be dark red, purple, coffee brown, or other warm colors. Medium light color neckties suit a person with a dark complexion, but neckties in dark or very light colors do not. In general, the match between a suit and a necktie should have layer feel. If light color suits with dark color neckties or dark suits with light color neckties, both ways look good. You should match the width of your necktie with the width of the collar on your suit or shirt. It is good fashion sense to wear a wide tie when your shirt collar is large and pointed and to wear a narrow tie when your suit collar is small.
You must pay attention if the colors of neckties, shirts, and suits match. For a better look, try to stick with two or three colors to accomplish the best look. For example, you can pair a navy suit with a blue shirt and azure necktie, the tie can even have accents of red or white stripes or patterns. Usually, the beige or gray light colored suits are suitable for the neckties in red, brown, or other warm color and the light colored shirts in beige, or light gray; the blue or navy suits in dark colors are good to go with the neckties in cool colors, such as blue or gray neckties with azure or pink shirts. When you wear a dark suit, it will look best if your shirt is a light color and your tie a dark one. When you wear a suit such as a light grey one, a light colored necktie is suitable.
You should match the color of your tie with the event. For instance you should wear bright ties for happy things, and darker ties for more solemn events. These are specific guidelines to follow when finding a tie to match a suit. Neckties with stripe patterns are divided into two styles: British and American. The direction of the tie diagonal stripe defines the geographic style: a British pattern calls for a diagonal from the top right to the lower left, while an American pattern is the reverse. In general, the suits of British or French style should go with British style neckties and the American or Italian suits must go with American style ties. Since the necktie is an important male specific accessory, the choice of tie can often reflect a person’s psychological characteristics. A short tie with a large knot indicates the strong confidence of a man; A tie with a too tight or too small knot demonstrates the characteristics of self-abased. Because of this, neckties should be loosely tied.
Tying neckties can be tricky and there are tips for it. You don’t need to turn over your collar to wear a tie with a tip. First, make sure you button your shirt and allow the necktie to hang outside of the collar; then, tightly hold the wide end snug beneath the collar and pull hard on the opposite end until the necktie is tightly snug within the middle of the collar. If your necktie is tied well, both ends should be drooping naturally with the wide end upon the narrow one and the appropriate length is that the tie tip is right on the waist line. When wearing a suit, one’s tie should be tucked into an accompanying sweater or vest.