Picking out the right tie can be an art.
You might pick out a tie that you think looks amazing that everyone else thinks
looks tacky and unprofessional. When it comes to picking out a tie, you want
to be sure that youíre right. Otherwise, you could hurt your professional reputation
in the office.
Here are a few tips for how you can pick out just
the right tie every time:
The size of the
tie should be the easiest.You want to choose a tie that is long enough that it rests just above your
belt buckle when it is tied. The width of the tie at the section that is showing
at the top of your suit should match the width of your lapels.
Most ties are silk or a silky material, and thatís the safest choice.
always wear silk ties with your business suits. However, you can wear wool ties
if you are wearing a tweed jacket or another heavy fabric, which you might like
to do when the temperatures drop.
Colors are where people
start to go wrong with ties. The key is to pick a color that complements both
your shirt and your suit, such as a yellow tie with a blue shirt and a black
suit. If you arenít sure about combinations, stick to a simple white shirt or
a black suit since they will match with anything.
Patterns are where most people make their fatal errors with ties. Patterns can
get out of hand, and it can be hard to control all the colors in the patterns
to make sure everything matches nicely. Try to choose something that complements
the shirt, such as a striped tie with a striped shirt. Just choose a thicker
stripe for the tie than what you have on the shirt. Your pattern should not
blend, and it should not contrast.