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Friday, January 9, 2015

Tips on Matching Ties and Shirts


You only get a few moments to make a solid impression at your next business meeting or interview. Ensuring that you are looking your best and read to impress will help give a leg up in closing the deal. Making sure that you are matching your clothing and dressing well can make a huge difference in getting what you want.

Colors In Tie Should Math Shirt: Times are either plain, stripped, or dotted. A few may have other patterns like crisscross or swirls. Start with the shirt first and then try and find a tie that has a matching color in the pattern. For example a blue shirt will look will look nice with a tie that has matching blue designs.

Tie Should be Darker than Shirts: Ties attract a lot of attention from the eye and should be darker than the shirt. It is standard practice to use a white shirt with a brightly colored patterned tie. As you get better at matching ties and shirts you can play around with the combinations more. You may consider trying a light pink shirt with a black and pink patterned tie.

Tie Width and Body Size Should Match: Larger people shouldn't wear skinny ties and skinny people shouldn't wear larger ties. The ties should match the approximate body type to ensure that everything looks in proper proportion. Having ties that don't match the body portions of the person wearing them can create the wrong impression making heavy people look heavier and skinny people skinnier.

Pattern Proportions: Ensure that your tie is using different pattern proportions than your shirt. For example a stripped shirt should not have the same strip size on the tie. Being to matchy-matchy detracts from the overall impression. There must be a level of contrast between the tie and the shirt to avoid over blending the two.

Belly Button Ties: Ties should reach to your belly button. In a few cases I have seen men wear ties that are shorter but this appears to be lower the overall professionalism of the image. Making sure your tie is of appropriate length helps to create the total image and impression of the person.

Dressing well may not get you everything you want in your life but human beings are highly visual and full of snap judgments. Helping those snap judgements make their way into a positive impression can go a long way in improving your chances of career success. A few short tips like the one's presented above can make a large difference in your overall image.

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