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How Do I Select Matching Ties for my Business Suits?

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Getting dressed for work should be fast and easy, not an exasperating struggle to match your ties with your suits. Use these simple tips to get dressed faster and look sharper with minimal effort.

Dark Solid Suits &Ties

Dark, solid coloured men's suits – especially grey or navy blue suits – match well with almost any tie colour or pattern. So, make things easy on yourself.


Pick your shirt first, and then match your tie to the suit and shirt colours. You'll find that when you pair the shirt and tie first, grey or navy blue suits usually complement the entire outfit.

Every Rule Has an Exception

Dark coloured ties are the exception to the above, especially when worn with dark grey or black suits. Take, for example, blue tinted ties. It's difficult to match these with dark suits so it's best to keep your blue tinted ties in reserve to wear with tailor made men's suits of navy blue or blue.


Lighter coloured suits, where the colour combinations appear more natural, would also go well with darker ties.

Matching Ties to Black Suits

If you want to stand out in the crowd when wearing your black suit, opt for a boldly coloured necktie or one with a small repeating pattern or stripes. You'll be surprised at what an eye-catching ensemble this creates.


You could also wear a solid coloured tie, but be cautious about the colour and hue you choose. If you are using your black suit as formalwear, vivid hues may not be acceptable as they would be too bright for formalwear. You'll always be safe if you choose a deeper, darker solid colour tinted with black. This combination works nicely with a dark suit and attracts attention as well.

Pairing Light Coloured Suits With Ties

Generally speaking, light coloured tailor made men's suits are matched with darker coloured ties for contrast. However, they can be worn successfully with pastel ties if the wearer has low contrast skin and light hair.


It's best to stay away from or be careful when wearing yellow, red, orange and pink ties with your suits because of the brightness and warmth of some shades. They could be perceived as too casual or make your outfit look frivolous.

Striped Suits & Ties

When selecting ties to go with striped suits, follow this rule of thumb: do not mix clothing fabrics with the same size patterns. For example, if you wear a pin-stripe suit with a thick butcher stripe shirt, choose a dotted or foulard tie or a striped tie with a different sized pattern. Pairing a pin-stripe suit with a regimental stripe or a solid coloured necktie can an embarassing faux pas.


Fortunately, you don't have to endure the struggle to match your suits and ties by yourself. The men ofMontagio Custom Tailoring are only too happy to work with you one-on-one to create handsome ensembles to make you look and feel like a champ.

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