Rules of Matching Ties and Shirt

Some men become paralyzed when they try to match ties with shirts. But different patterns and textures can look knowingly stylish - if you follow this guide.


Why it works?
The dominant colors in both shirt and tie are the same tone., but not a perfect match. The flecked texture of wool tie provides a contrast with the shirt's classic windowpane.


Why it works?
Stripes and checks can work when the shirt and tie share a common color. Make sure one of the two (in this case the tie) is bolder than the older


Why it works?
The bigger the checks, the more casual the shirt. Match that feeling with a textured tie in a loose knot. To make it more formal, switch the tie to a silk one and tighten the knot

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Tailored Suits

 See the difference of tailored suits on the RIGHT

So are you ready to get that tailored suit now? This is how your tailored suits should fit.
The Shoulder

It should be snug not tight, but not tight. Even the best tailor can't rework a shoulder.

The Waist

The body of the jacket should skim your torso and the waistband should sit at your waist, not lower.

The Hem

Your pants should have a slight break on your shoe. Pant cuffs are appropriate only if our pants have pleats and you're over 5'9". Flat front pants call for an uncuffed leg.

The Button

When you wear 2 or 3 button suit jacket, the bottom button always stays undone.

The Lapel

The tie and lapel should relate to each other in width. A narrow lapel calls for a slim tie. 

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The Perfect Fit: Dress Shirt

A dress shirt should make you look good and flatter the body you've worked hard to build. A shirt that's too large can make a big guy look bigger, a small guy look tiny and any guy look sloppy. Here's how to find the right fit.


When your shirt is completely unbuttoned, you should be able to stick one or two fingers in your collar comfortably. If you can turn your head without choking, it's a good fit.


The seam should sit at the shoulder, it can be half an inch over, but never under. If it's more than half an inch over, the body may be too loose r boxy. Too much under and the armhole will be uncomfortable.


A collar or cuff that does not fit cannot be altered. A shirt body can be taken in but never let out.


Your body should be able to pinch an inch of fabric on each side of your body. Any more and the fit will be too loose. Look for darting (the sewn-in shaping) which indicates a slimmer fit. The shirt should fall at least seven inches below your waist; you should be able to lift your arms without the shirt coming untucked.


A shirt cuff should sit 1-1.5 inches above your thumb joint. If you can slide your hand through a cuff without unbuttoning it, the cuffs probably to big.

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