How to Choose the Right Tie for Your Outfit

How to Choose the Right Tie for Your Outfit

As the saying goes, clothes make the man, but it's accessories such as ties that can elevate an outfit to something memorable. Choosing the right tie for your outfit can be daunting, but with a little knowledge and the right selection to choose from, you can take your ensemblé to the next level.

In this article, we'll guide you through the process of choosing the perfect silk tie for your outfit.

Consider the occasion and dress code

Morning wear tie

First and foremost, it's important to consider the occasion and dress code. If you're attending a formal event, such as a black-tie wedding or a corporate gala, a classic silk tie in a solid colour or subtle pattern is always a safe bet.

The Oliver Brown grenadine silk tie in navy is an excellent choice for such occasions. Its elegant shade of blue is versatile and pairs well with most suit colours. The tie is made from pure silk, ensuring a luxurious feel and a polished look.

Choose the right tie pattern and colour


When considering pattern and colour there are three key points to consider:

  1. For less formal events, such as a business meeting or a semi-formal dinner, you can experiment with bolder patterns and colours. The Oliver Brown pure silk paisley print tie in blue is an excellent example of a tie that strikes the right balance with a classic, bolder pattern and a tasteful colour palette. The accents of different yellow shades within the print nicely accent the dominant blue and combine to make for a tie that will pop against a suit like the Sloane Suit in flacked mid grey.
  2. When it comes to choosing the right colour, it's essential to consider the colour of your suit and shirt. As a general rule, the tie should be darker than the shirt but lighter than the suit. For example, if you're wearing a light blue shirt and a navy suit, a tie in a shade of blue slightly lighter than the suit would work well. The Oliver Brown woven silk tie in sky blue is an excellent option in this case. Its delicate shade of blue in a subtle herringbone pattern complements the shirt and creates a harmonious look.
  3. In addition to colour, you should also consider the texture and pattern of the tie. If you're wearing a solid-colour suit and shirt, a patterned tie can add interest and dimension to the outfit. On the other hand, if you're wearing a patterned shirt or suit, a solid-colour tie can help balance the look. The Oliver Brown woven silk tie with a navy base and white polka dot pattern
    is a great example of a tie that adds a playful touch to a solid-colour outfit. The subtle polka dot pattern adds texture and interest without overpowering the look.

Know your menswear style

Finally, it's important to choose a tie that fits your unique style and personality. If you prefer a classic, understated look, a solid-colour tie in a timeless shade like navy or burgundy is a safe choice. On the other hand, if you like to make a statement with your accessories, a bolder pattern or colour can help you stand out. 

Choosing the right tie for your outfit is an important part of dressing well. By considering the occasion, colour, pattern, and texture of the tie, you can create a polished and stylish look. The Oliver Brown collection of silk ties offers a wide range of options to suit every taste and style. Whether you prefer a classic solid-colour tie or a bold patterned one, you will find it at Oliver Brown.

Shop the complete collection of men's luxury silk ties.

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