Paste Magazine on How to Pair Shirts & Ties

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Ever wonder how to match your necktie with your dress shirt?

Paste Magazine has a great writeup from this past spring detailing tips on how to pair your dress shirt colors and your necktie colors and patterns.

They offer tips for the solid shirt:

“You can get away with any color or pattern tie, but keep it slim to evoke an elegant, classic look”

…and striped shirt:

“The no.1 rule of tie/shirt pattern pairing: vary the size and scale of your patterns. If you’re combining stripes with stripes (you rebel), contrast them as much as possible.”

…and checked shirt:

“Gingham and plaid shirts are a safe way to bring some personal style to your office uniform, and this is where tie pairing gets more fun.”

You can read their full article here and get even more great tips from Paste Magazine on men’s style.