Matching a Dress Shirt and Tie, Sportcoat or Suit

This entry was posted on November 6, 2009 under Dressing Guidelines, Rules. Written by:



JHD840W_201_241X241Some simple rules for coordinating your dress shirt with a tie, sportcoat, or suit.

1. Avoid patterns that are too similar.

2. Select complementary colors and patterns.

3. Don’t wear combinations that are drastically different. The patterns and colors should not compete with one another.

4. Match large patterns with small patterns or vice versa.

5. Don’t overdo one pattern or color.

The key is feeling comfortable wearing your ensemble. Many times there will be combinations that seem to fit the rules but do not look right together. Always use your own judgment to determine what works for you.



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2 Comments to “Matching a Dress Shirt and Tie, Sportcoat or Suit”

  1. Anonymous says:

    I buy my husband nothing but Paul Fredrick. I love the quality and the afordability. He always looks great!!

  2. business shirts says:

    Excellent tips. A lot of men really overdo it with too many clashing patterns.

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