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Matchmaker: How to Match Different Coloured Shirts and Ties

Push and Pull: let the different patterns work for you

This matchmaker is for those who gets turned off by the different colour palettes. By following this simple advice you will be able to match shirts and ties with different colours.

If you have a shirt with small, subtle patterns, match it with a tie with big, bold patterns. Keep in mind that the rule can be reversed. (big, bold stripes on shirt and small, subtle embroidery on tie)

A perfect example of this is combining shirts with slim, delicate stripes and complement it with loud speaking floral embroidery ties.

Remember you can always find dapper accessories to match your outfit at our skinnytie.com.au store.

Matchmaker: How to Match Single Colour Shirts and Ties

Disrupt not Dominate: harmonic disruption of single colour shirts

One of the classic matchmakers. Always easy on the eye without lacking the character. Think of this matchmaker as the perfect yin and yang match, bringing the best out of the other while supporting each other.

This look is best done with a plain coloured shirt as the base. Combine this with some bold, chunky pattern tie and you have the look made in heaven. The combination works by giving the shirt just the right amount of disruption and character without dominating.

Make sure you stick with the plain base or else you will end up with a chaotic cocktail of colours and patterns.

Remember you can always find dapper accessories to match your outfit at our skinnytie.com.au store.

Matchmaker: How to Match Check Ties and Check Shirts

Cross Check: slight checked shirt on strong checked tie

A surprising matchmaker but with careful execution, it can give you the hip, quirky look. One thing to look out for, the checks on your shirt should be smaller than the checks on your tie.

Pay particular attention with the colour matching. The different patterns only work if you pull your shirt and tie from similar colour palettes. This way the eyes will naturally flow from the thinner checks on your shirt to the bolder checks on your tie.

Make sure your pants are from the same colour pallete to avoid a messy clash.

Remember you can always find dapper accessories to match your outfit at our skinnytie.com.au store.

Matchmaker: How to Match Similar Coloured Ties and Shirts

Repeat and Resonate: repeat the colour of your shirt with the patterns of your tie

A match that resonates the colours of your shirt with the accents of your tie. This match brings out the best of block coloured shirts while accentuating the subtle characteristics of the tie.

First step is to pick your shirt. This matchmaker is best with solid or subtle stripe shirts but can be pulled off with some check shirts as well. Find a tie that has subtle accents that repeats the dominant colour of the shirt. The accent can be polka dots, thin stripes or any pattern as long as it is not overpowering.

Keep in mind this matchmaker relies on a delicate echo of colours between the dominant shirt and subtle accent.

Remember you can always find dapper accessories to match your outfit at our skinnytie.com.au store.

What your tie says about you

Ties are the prefect fashion staple to express your personality. They can add some punch, create sophistication or bring an entire look together. Ties can easily be changed to fit your mood, which means you should have plenty in your arsenal. To help you choose between all these options, we’ve put together a quick guide on what your tie says about you.

Staple red, blue or green: A standard and solid color tie conveys quiet confidence. It shows that you know what you’re doing but you don’t have to brag about that to the whole world. You like things straightforward and clear- no time for bs. The Confident Man.

Black: The black skinny tie is the modern classic. It effectively translates from day to night and will never let you down. A black skinny ties says that you’re actually ready for any situation- you’re versatile. The Versatile Man.

White Silk: White silk ties are for the Charmers among us- confident, classy but with some edge. White ties can also come off on the formal side so they’re great for weddings. The Charming Man.

Checkered Wool: Fashion forward but classy, checkered ties are the perfect bridge between dressing up and dressing down. The sign of a clever man, these ties can be worn with nearly anything and in any situation. It also says you may be artsy or have an eye for fashion. The Clever Man.

Striped: Striped ties show that you like to infuse the extra into the ordinary. You don’t settle for the basics but rather kick it up a notch.  This translates into how you view your work and even relationships. The Extraordinary Man.

Knit: Knit ties are the most fashion forward option. These ties convey that you fully embrace trends even though they’re fleeting- just like you embrace life. Quirky, unique- you are truly an individual. The One-of-a-Kind Man.

So, who will you be today?