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Not everyone knows how to choose a tie and this is quite normal. Many do not update their accessories because they do not understand how to combine them with clothes.

Today we will consider the history of this jewelry, with what clothes it should be worn. We will see the advice of stylists who will tell you what to look for when buying such a thing.

Tie history

Ties take their origin from ancient Egypt. At that time, a piece of cloth was thrown over the shoulders. This element of clothing served as a symbol of social status. Later, this decoration was noticed on the soldiers and nobles of the emperor of China. However, it is believed that ties were invented by Roman legionnaires.

In the 16th century, men adorned themselves with stiff collars. Already in the 17th century, when the stronger floor wore a vest, they wore a long scarf around their neck, which they tied with different knots. Only in the 18th century, this scarf began to be called a tie; it acquired a modern look.

Choosing a tie, what you need to know?

Many do not know how to choose a tie, so they need to remember these rules:

  1. When buying, put a tie on the palm of your hand. The hanging part should not be twisted.
  2. It is better to buy an accessory made of silk.
  3. The decoration fabric should match the costume fabric.
  4. This item of clothing is of two types, machine or handmade. A hard seam indicates machine operation, a sliding seam is inherent in manual processing.
  5. To bring a tie to your look, take your suit and shirt with you to the store.
  6. The color of the jewelry should be chosen so that it is a tone lighter than the suit and darker than the shirt.
  7. The accessory should hang a few centimeters below the belt.
  8. Jewelry is selected according to the season of the year.

If you consider all these tips, then you will look great.

How, where and when to wear a tie?

Thanks to innovations in fashion, this item of clothing can be worn not only with a suit or strict trousers, but also with jeans. This jewelry is worn not only at official meetings or at special events. Stylish guys wear it every day. The main thing is to be able to choose it correctly.

Matching a tie for an event

To know how to choose a tie, you need to understand what styles you need to wear for different events. You can wear this jewelry with a suit or jeans. Appropriate jewelry is suitable for such different styles.

It is important to choose not only a tie, but also its knot, as different events have their own style.

We determine the quality of appearance

If you go to a tie shop, your eyes will be full of variety of shapes, colors, styles. Therefore, buying a tie can be a real challenge for you. To prevent this from happening, check out my tips.

If you want to choose a high-quality tie, which at the same time will look expensive, then look to country of origin was Italy. The most prestigious ties are sewn there. Decent options come across among the Chinese, but they are always copied from Italian, so they should be preferred only if you want to save money.

Next, we look at the material from which the product is sewn. Better if it will be a natural fabric. Silk, wool, satin, cashmere will look advantageous. Mixed fabrics are often used, for example, wool-linen, silk-wool, cashmere-wool. Also of great importance is what the lining is made of. Ideal if it is 100% wool. Ties are cheaper made of polyester. I do not recommend this option, because with the help of a cheap accessory you will never create a magnificent, stylish look. For a classic men's suit, a silk tie is most suitable. Pay attention to the quality of the material - it should be perfectly even, without protruding villi, small threads, etc.

Examine the label. It should be written on it - “Completed manually” or “manual work”. This indicates a high quality product. Another hint - look at how many pieces a tie is sewn. Ideally, there should be three. The fabric should be sewn diagonally and the seams should be smooth and even. The seams connecting the three parts are done on a typewriter, but all the other parts are done manually. Two-piece ties are less comfortable, they will take a neck shape worse. And such ties are most likely not handmade. Another nuance. Do not confuse hand made products with manual work. If you see “hand made” on the label, this is handicraft work done in some Asian country. You immediately distinguish it by uneven seams. In handmade, almost the entire product is sewn on a typewriter, and manually made only a few stitches.

Inspect the back side in the widest part of the tie - it, as a rule, does not sew a little, but is only fastened with large stitches (as in the photo). There should also be a loop that serves to pass through the narrow end of the tie.

Sometimes poor-quality ties can be twisted. This is easy to check - just grab the tie at the narrower end and hang it upright. If it hangs evenly, then everything is in order. And try stretching your tie a little. If it stretches, it is made of low-quality material and will quickly lose its shape. Look for another option.

Size and texture

Ties can be narrow and wide, short and long.

The width of the tie depends on the width of the lapels of the jacket (the wider they are, the wider the tie should be). In addition, consider the height of your collar, because a tie that you tie on your neck should not peek out from under it. The optimum width of the tie is 9-11 cm.

For wide-shouldered jackets, choose narrow ties. But this principle does not work with the type of figure. Here, it’s just the opposite - slender guys of thin physique should choose a narrow option, and men “in the body” - a wider one. For you, the most acceptable option is 12-13 cm.

As for the length, it also happens to be different. On average, its parameters range from 140 to 160 cm. When choosing, you must take into account your height and type of node. For tall guys or wide complex knots, you should choose longer ties. “Correct” length - to the trouser belt.

The texture of the tie should be combined with the texture of the jacket. For example, for a light summer suit, choose a tie with the same easy weaving of threads. And for winter models, which are made of dense materials, the tie, respectively, should be of dense silk or wool fabric.

What should be the color?

The most difficult thing is to figure out the color and pattern of the tie. The basic rule here is that the tie should be a tone darker than the shirt. But here there are a lot of nuances that also need to be considered. Basic combinations are shown in the photo. I will try to briefly talk about everything else below.

Do not forget that the shirt must be selected to suit. About how to choose a shirt and how to choose a classic suit, I wrote in past articles. Be sure to familiarize yourself with them, you will learn how to properly combine a shirt and a shirt. Accordingly, picking up a tie will already be easier.

Also, the color of the tie can be selected by contrast. For example, a white tie will fit a black shirt. A yellow tie will harmoniously look with a purple, blue or lilac shirt. There are a number of traditional combinations:

- a red tie and shirt of white, blue, blue or gray colors,

- a pink tie and a white or light blue shirt,

- green tie and white shirt.

In addition, there are universal colors. For example, a white tie is suitable for shirts of any dark color. A dark blue tie is combined with cherry, burgundy, blue, gray shirts. This is the standard option for business meetings and special occasions. A tie in burgundy color belongs to business classics. It always looks stylish, expensive and spectacular. In this case, it is not striking and does not distract attention. You can also wear such a tie for special occasions. It is ideal for black, blue, brown or beige chemise. And, of course, the classic is a black tie. Solemn events, meetings in a formal setting that obliges you to look strictly - for all this you must have a black tie. White shirt, black suit and black tie - a classic of the genre, which will always be appropriate and in demand.

General rules to consider when choosing a tie:

- if your shirt or shirt is striped or checked, it’s better to wear a plain tie under them that matches the color of the stripes,

- if you have a light tie, then pick it to the suit a tone darker, that is, it is better if it is a dark suit and a dark shirt,

- also a light tie will be perfectly combined with a light suit (of the same color as the tie) and a dark shirt,

- A dark tie goes well with a dark suit and a light shirt.

So, these are general tips that will allow you to create rigorous classic combinations. Let me remind you, now we were talking about plain ties. Next, we will talk about what patterns can be on a tie and with what they are better to combine.

How to choose a picture?

Ties with a pattern for a classic suit are worn as often as plain ones. Such options allow you to make the image brighter and more attractive, while remaining within the framework of business etiquette.

The first simple rule is a tie with a pattern is best worn under a plain shirt. And then a few basic rules that you should know when choosing a tie with a picture for a business suit:

- A tie in small peas or in a small cage looks modest and tasteful. In principle, small peas or cages do not affect the selection rules; they remain the same as in the case of plain ones.

- It is also worth doing the same with ties, on which there is a slight repeating pattern.

- Rep lines (classic oblique stripes on a tie) - the most common option for business meetings. Such ties will suit a suit of any color and shirts are not bright, muted tones. Again, look at the color that prevails in the tie. It should be combined with a shirt and a suit.

- It is always stylish, while in the framework of business etiquette, a paisley pattern looks (has a shape similar to an elongated pearl). This option is suitable for any costume, the main thing is to comply with the conditions for the selection of colors. The paisley pattern is shown in the photo.

- Ties with more complex patterns, for example, a large cage, a slanting cage are not suitable for classic men's suits. They are best worn with cardigans, jackets in casual style or with sports options.

- For a classic men's suit, strict geometric figures are suitable. For example, rhombuses, triangles, circles, rectangles. The main thing here is that they are clear, discreet, small. The color scheme is selected according to the same rules as with monophonic.

- For celebrations, you can wear ties with floral patterns, geometric patterns, playful options (for example, abstract patterns). It is better that the suit and shirt in this case were monophonic.

The main thing is that the tie does not look tasteless. Everything should be in moderation. Under the classic costume, you should not choose bright flashy tones and funny drawings (cartoon characters, animals, musical instruments, etc.). You understand, this will not be appropriate.

Select a tie pattern for the type of figure

In order not to look tasteless, it’s not a little important to know which drawings on the tie will correspond to your type of figure.

- It is better for slim and tall men to choose with horizontal stripes or any other repeating pattern, the figures of which are located horizontally. However, slender and thin it is better to choose large patterns (for example, large horizontal stripes). Avoid vertical stripes, they will visually make you even higher.

- Full tall men should be preferred with geometric shapes.

- Slender men of short stature are perfect ties with small geometric shapes or vertical stripes. In general, a monophonic tie is a great option for you. Large drawings should be avoided.

- It is better for full men of short stature to choose a small pattern and vertical stripes.

- For men of average height, normal build, different options are suitable. But in any case, it is better to find your type and choose several combinations that you would like.

Remember that all these are general recommendations that do not take into account many nuances, for example, your color type. Therefore, when creating an image, it is better to be guided by your personal feelings and trust your taste. But if you don’t trust yourself, turn to a professional stylist who will select several successful images and give practical recommendations on choosing clothes.

How to tie a tie?

Finally, we come to the most important, final stage. There are several ways to tie a tie. Some like to make curly knots. But since we are talking about the classics, then everything should be conservative - a simple classic knot. Words describe for a long time how to do this. It’s much easier to look at the picture below. It schematically shows how to tie a tie. Those who do not know how to do this will master this simple scheme in a matter of minutes. A little practice - and there will be a complete order! I will only give some more practical advice.

The node must be matched to the type of figure. On full men wide knots will look good, on thin guys - narrow knots. Be sure to knit the knot on the collar of the shirt, do not do it in your hands, and then put it over your head. Tighten the tie carefully, otherwise, if you drag the tie, it will look ugly.

Perhaps this is all you need to know about the tie that you will wear under a classic suit. I hope my tips will help you make the right choice and look spectacular, stylish, but at the same time strict and elegant.

Which ties are best suited for men's and women's suits?

The color of the men's accessory and suit may not match at all, but communicate through shades of the shirt.

To classic men's suits classic ties are most suitable: diagonal stripes, small specks or peas, double stripes, strict ornament.

Children's and teenage costumes, youth fashion allow you to wear a shirt without running. Ties with shorter and brighter shades are ideal. It is allowed not to fasten the shirt on the top button.

For a gift, you should choose shades and colors unusual and even extreme. Bright multi-colored geometric shapes, unusual colors, decorative blots on the canvas or the image of cartoon heroes.

It is necessary to proceed from the future owner and his attitude to this wardrobe item.

note ! For women's fashion, all boundaries and conventions are completely erased.

Schoolgirls often allow themselves to wear men's neck accessories that highlight and emphasize only frolicking breasts. It is sexy and unusual.

Mature women wear neckerchiefs and other items of men's wardrobe in order to emphasize sophistication and efficiency.

  • Short or narrow ties.
  • Carefully approach the choice of material: silk, viscose, satin.
  • The norm is to wear knitted, braided, neck accessories from beads, lace.
  • Fancy shaped neckerchiefs.
  • Scarves tied with a bow.

Girls make jewelry on the neck with their own hands. , which emphasizes their uniqueness and individuality.

How to wear a tie on etiquette?

Etiquette determines the optimum permitted tie length . In accordance with the rules and standards, the length should be such that its tip barely touches the belt buckle. A deviation of two centimeters in one direction or another is permissible.

Many people consider a butterfly an imitation, without taking it seriously. It is customary to wear a bow tie with a tuxedo.It is a more festive option for special social occasions. A bow tie is often worn with an extra vest.

Important ! When adding suspenders to the wardrobe, you should pay attention to their color, texture, pattern.

Relatives can choose the groom for the wedding.

  1. With a golden suit and white shirt matches cream tie with gold stripes. The view is gorgeous.
  2. To a black or dark suit A cream shirt and a golden-tone tie with black and cream stripes will do.
  3. To a traditional light suit a shirt of a darker shade with a tie in which there are colors of a jacket and shirt will fit.

For wedding neck accessory for men it is better to choose with gold and silver threads to give a festive look to the groom. Three-piece suit will not be superfluous.

Useful video

It would seem that a simple thing is choosing a tie! However, there are so many different interesting points that in order to describe them, a lengthy article is required - and here it is, in front of you. Moreover, despite its considerable size, it is still far from being the most complete: in the right places, links are given to other articles that detail individual aspects. For example, colors and patterns of ties.

The most win-win option in width - 8 centimeters. Conservatives, in addition, allow a width of 9-10 centimeters, but such ties on thin figures may not look very good, and besides, according to some, they may look like "guests from the past." It’s not a secret that narrow ties are in fashion now - however, they can’t be called classic. A width of 7-7.5 centimeters is still acceptable (especially on slim figures, as well as in the case of knitted ties), but less - this is a big risk.

Just in case, I’ll add that the width of the tie is determined by the width of the widest place of the tie (which is located almost at the very bottom). In foreign stores, the width is often indicated in inches. 1 inch = 2.54 centimeters, 3 inches is almost 8 centimeters. Accordingly, the best option is ties 3-3.5 inches wide.

Remember that wide ties look better with wide lapels of the jacket and rather large collars of shirts; narrow ties are customary to combine only with jackets with narrow lapels and shirts with narrow collars. I repeat once again that 8 centimeters is the most universal width of a tie, which fits most jackets and shirts.

If your height is average or below average, avoid long ties (Long and Extra Long). If you are very tall, then, on the contrary, look for ties of increased length (they are produced by some English and American companies - for example, Brooks Brothers and T.M.Lewin). Standard ties will greatly limit your choice of knots.

Polyester - for the most affordable ties. It looks cheap, has a characteristic “synthetic” shine, but is practical and does not crease.

Microfiber - advanced synthetic material. More expensive than polyester, but it looks more noble. A good option for those who have a budget to buy a tie is limited, say, a thousand rubles.

Silk - classic material for ties. Natural. Silk does not always look noble, beautiful and elegant: sometimes a good microfiber looks nicer than a mediocre silk. In addition, silk is a rather capricious material and not very practical. But first-class ties are made specifically from silk - or from a mixture of it with other natural materials, such as wool and linen (less commonly, cotton).

It is worth adding that silk is different. Say silksatin (atlas ) is a smooth fabric of a strict and official look. Silk-jacquard - the fabric is embossed, looks more interesting and often even more luxurious, but it is less formal. It should be noted that jacquard is made not only of silk, but also of synthetic materials.

Of particular note are two varieties of silk - Ancient Madder Silk and grenadine silk . I wrote more about them, respectively, and. Grenadine is somewhat reminiscent of knitted silk, looks pretty, but ties from it are quite rare. Black and dark blue grenadine ties are probably the most versatile.

I spoke in detail about the varieties of silk and silk fabrics here.

Wool - good material for winter ties. Good coat looks nice and even aristocratic. It is worth remembering that wool ties are less formal than silk ties. An interesting option may be a model of a mixture of wool and silk.

Linen - on the contrary, it is material for spring and summer. He is informal, hesitates quite a bit. Often flax is used in a mixture with silk, and in this case very nice and soft ties can be obtained that are suitable for any time of the year.

Cashmere - the most expensive material, a great option for autumn and winter. As a rule, it looks noble, but not always so magnificent. Like silk, it is not practical and requires careful treatment.

Knitted (knitted) ties

These informal models go well with informal jackets: tweed, knit and so on. In addition, a combination of a knitted tie and a cardigan, or maybe a pullover (sweater), can be very successful. Of course, knitted ties are more suitable for autumn and winter than for spring and summer.

As materials for knitted ties, wool, silk, cashmere and sometimes linen and cotton are used. The choice of a specific option is a matter of personal preference, cashmere is more expensive than wool and silk, often it is softer and more tender, but far from always clearly better / more beautiful. Sometimes wool is mixed with silk, and complex mixtures are also found: cashmere + wool + polyamide. The cheapest knitted ties can be made entirely from synthetics or from a mixture of wool with synthetics.

Read more about knitted ties at.

About the choice of bow ties was described in detail here.

Number of additions. Lining. Thickness

Most modern ties are equipped with a lining, which gives the product extra thickness and weight. In the distant past, however, there was no lining, and the thickness and weight of the tie were created through several fabric folds. Now, alas, silk is very expensive and for the sake of economy, manufacturers use less silk and supplement it with a lining of wool, synthetics or some other material, which is usually inexpensive. As a rule, it is viscose or polyester.

However, there are also unlined ties. As a rule, in 7 additions, much less often - in 11 additions. They are very expensive, but look original, differing in very light asymmetry and quite solid thickness. They are produced by Robert Talbott, Rubinacci, Carlo Franco, Cappelli, Sette, Tie Your Tie, Finamore. The Neapolitan studio Dolcepunta produces very plump ties in 11 additions (the price in Russia is about 15 thousand rubles apiece).

It is necessary to mention ties in 6 additions. They are perfectly symmetrical and equipped with a very thin lining. Silk on them, however, takes more, and therefore they are not cheap. Such ties are in the assortment of Barba, Luigi Borrelli, St James, Isaia, Kiton, Marinella, and some other brands.

Whatever the design of the tie, you should pay attention to its thickness when choosing. The thicker the tie, the thicker the knot will be. Thin ties are well suited for large knots, but thick ones look better with small knots. There are also ties that do not form a beautiful knot due to improper cut or unsuccessful lining. It’s good if in the store (or on the Internet) you can see the tie of the brand you liked in a tied state.

Usually on the inside, ties are hemmed with cheaper fabric. But some brands use the same silk throughout the tie. This does not play a practical role, and there is little aesthetic value: this part (which is called self-reinforcement) can only be seen by the owner of the tie. In English, such ties are called self-tipped .

Self-reinforcement is typical for ties of Neapolitan brands: Barba, Marinella, Isaia, Calabrese, Kiton and others. North Italian brands (Luciano Barbera, Pal Zileri, Corneliani and others) in most cases do without this decorative detail. However, there are exceptions - for example, a brand such as Petronius. In addition, this detail can also be found on some budget ties: for example, T.M.Lewin.

It is worth adding that there are ties in which the lining is small and does not extend beyond the back seam, if you turn the tie over, you will see the wrong side of the main fabric of the tie below. Such models are, for example, in the assortment of the English brand (pictured below), as well as. In English, such ties are called untipped (and handrolled if they are hemmed manually).

Almost all ties are equipped with a loop sewn into the back seam, into which the free end of the tie is threaded. This is convenient: the free end does not hang out and does not have to be tucked into the manufacturer’s label, which with frequent use wears out much faster than the loop. However, even some famous brands (say, Charvet and Lanvin) produce ties without a loop. More precisely, their label serves as a loop. It is less convenient and not very practical.

Unfortunately, almost all knitted ties are not equipped with a loop; in its role is the brand label.


Hand-made ties are more flexible and more soft. They better restore shape after untying and look more voluminous, "livelier". In addition, high-quality materials are usually used for such ties. However, handmade ties of mediocre quality can also be found, especially when it comes to some unknown brands and folk "craftsmen".

Here are the operations that can be done manually:

  • Cutting fabric with scissors.
  • Execution of a long back seam with a needle and thread, and not on a typewriter.
  • Stitching parts of a tie with a needle and thread, not on a typewriter.
  • Stitching the ends of the tie with a needle and thread, and not on a typewriter.
  • Sewing in a loop.
  • Attaching a manufacturer label.
  • Steaming the tie during the manufacturing process.

Very rarely, all operations are manually performed, as a rule, manufacturers are limited to a few points. Among the manufacturers of ties with a lot of manual work, the Neapolitan brand Marinella, which supplied and continues to supply ties to many politicians of world scale and large businessmen, should be noted. In addition, one can distinguish the English brand Drake’s and the Italian brands Calabrese, Cappelli, Petronius, Finamore. Often the amount of manual work depends on the model.

I must say that at present, machines that imitate the hand seam are quite skillfully used to sew inexpensive ties. However, as a rule, a truly handmade seam is softer, more elastic - which means that the tie itself will be more elastic and more voluminous. In addition, hand stitches are usually larger than machine stitches. As for uniformity, the machines have already been taught to reproduce slight unevenness. Read more about this in the article ““.

Regarding the colors, patterns and drawings of ties, I wrote a separate article, which can be found.

It so happened that the best ties are made in Italy, England and France. Decent models can be made in the USA and Germany (for example, Drake’s sews knitted ties there - but woven ones are sewn in England). At the same time, a tie from China, Russia or Turkey can turn out to be quite worthy, with a good price-quality ratio, and a tie, for example, from Italy can be very mediocre: not only high-quality goods are made in this country.

Among the famous brands of Italy, England and France, I would note:

  • Italy (Neapolitans): Kiton, Isaia, Luigi Borrelli, Barba, Dolcepunta, Finamore, Calabrese, Marinella, Cappelli.
  • Italy (northerners, mostly Milanese) : Petronius, Luciano Barbera, Corneliani, Canali, Pal Zileri, Cantarelli, Roda, Fumagalli, Sozzi, AD56.
  • France : Charvet, Hermes, Lanvin.
  • England : Drake’s, Seaward & Stearn (and they also make ties for Herring), Turnbull & Asser, Charles Hill, Ede & Ravenscroft, Tobias Tailors.
  • Of American brands worth noting Robert Talbott. Nice, but not gorgeous ties, in addition, are presented at.

Compatibility with your wardrobe

A very important point. Think carefully about how a tie you like will be combined with your shirts, jackets, suits, pocket squares. The more combinations you come up with, the better. It is unreasonable to buy a tie that you can wear with only one shirt or even two or three.

Take a tie in your hand: about its middle or a little higher. Release the lower end and see if the tie hangs evenly, if it is curled. Then throw the tie over your hand and check if it is symmetrical, if it is twisted in this case. If the tie successfully passed these tests, then it is not bad.

For more information on how to determine the quality of a tie, read the article ““.

The lower price segment and the segment below the average - up to 1500 rubles . As a rule, these are ties made of synthetic materials: polyester, viscose or (preferably) microfiber. Such models are found in, The Windsor Knot, Stockmann and countless other brands / manufacturers. Production is either China, or Russia, or Turkey, but probably there can be Vietnamese, Indonesian and other ties ... For 1000-1500 rubles, it’s already possible to find a tie made of natural silk or wool, sewn on a typewriter in some Asian country or in Of Russia. Such models are, for example, in Marks & Spencer. As a rule, silk is very mediocre.

By the way, if you have a limited budget, then there is another option - a vintage tie. For 500-1000 rubles, you can find a tie sewn in Italy or France several decades ago, partially by hand, but you should pay great attention to the condition of the tie. He should not be too wrinkled and worn, otherwise what good is it?

The average price segment - 1500-3000 rubles . These are silk, linen and wool ties of Asian (usually Chinese) production, usually sewn on a machine with imitation of a hand seam - but, probably, there are also a truly hand back seam in this price segment. Brands: (1600 rubles, some are sewn in Italy, but mainly China), (1700-2300 rubles), Kanzler (1300-2700 rubles), Marks & Spencer, Stockmann, Suitsupply, Massimo Dutti (there are very nice models, prices are about 3000 ) etc.

If you try, for the money you can find Italian ties, partially handmade - most likely at a sale. Look at the discount centers of large Russian reseller companies of expensive European clothes (Bosco di Ciliegi, Mercury, Jamilco) during the sales period: for 2000-3000 rubles you can find ties of Luciano Barbera, Pal Zileri, Corneliani, Burberry, and other brands of this level (Luciano Barbera should be highlighted in this list). In addition, at sales not even at discount centers (but at TsUM, Stockmann and GUM, for example), you can find Hugo Boss, Boggi and similar brands for 2-2.5 thousand ties.

Above average segment - 3000-5000 rubles . Camiceria.ru sells AD56 Milano ties for 3000-3500 rubles. In the Four-in-Hand.ru online store - Petronius ties (3,500 rubles each) and The Rails (5,000 rubles each). In the Gents-stuff.ru store for 5 thousand rubles, Italian ties Fumagalli and Rosi & Ghezzi are presented. Well, at sales in TSUM, GUM and other similar shopping centers, you can find ties Pal Zileri, Corneliani, Valentino, Kenzo and other famous Italian and French brands.

Nice models from good fabrics are in Massimo Dutti - 3000-4000 rubles, Made in Italy. In the store LuxOutlet.com for about 4 thousand you can buy ties Lardini and Sutor, also Italian-made. Not bad ties are found in Boggi, also up to 5 thousand.

The upper price segment - from 5000 rubles . Here you can note the ties of the "classic" brands Pal Zileri, Corneliani, Canali, Cantarelli, Ermenegildo Zegna, Isaia, Calabrese, Finamore, Luciano Barbera. From this list, the last 4 brands are preferable. Among other brands, mostly designer: Valentino, Hermes, Lanvin, Versace, Kenzo, Salvatore Ferragamo. Of the brands that are closer to the lower edge of this segment, Hugo Boss can be noted (but the fabrics and appearance are worse here, I do not recommend it at all).Ties of all the above brands (and even, oddly enough, Hugo Boss) are sewn in Italy. (Except Lanvin, Hermes is Made in France).

Premium segment - from 10 thousand rubles . It can be either very high-quality ties, sewn completely or almost completely by hand, or ties of very famous fashion houses, not necessarily of high (although in any case good) quality. Of the brands of ties of the first category, I would mention Kiton, Luigi Borrelli, Marinella, St James, Isaia and Dolcepunta. Why buy ties of the second category for such money, I do not really understand. One vivid example of this category is the Alexander McQueen brand.

Have a nice shopping!

A tie is an important attribute of a successful business image of a man, thanks to which accents are placed. But few men know for sure which tie, to which shirt, and also by what principles they generally combine the accessory with items of clothing. In this regard, stylists give many different valuable indications of what size a tie should be, what shirt style, what colors are in harmony.

At the same time, designers insist that any man’s wardrobe must have a shirt, a trouser suit and several options for ties for all occasions. Even putting on the same set of things, but changing the models of accessories, you can create radically different images for any occasion and event. The correct and competent combination of tie and shirt is more a matter of etiquette than freedom of choice.

In order for a man to learn how to choose a tie for a shirt according to the color scheme, experts offer special circles with an illustration of all color shades. Thanks to this picture, contrasting and similar options can be identified so that in the future they can be harmoniously combined in accessories and a shirt.

To make it easier to navigate in matters of how to choose a tie for a shirt according to colors, experts offer a convenient table with various possible options.

Shirt Tie
You can choose a tie for a shirt of this color of any texture and shade. For a strict look, it is advisable to choose silk models.
Gray shirtAs in the previous case, absolutely any tie options will suit a gray shirt.
Beige shirtThe tie under a shirt of one palette can ideally emphasize the depth of the shade. It can be brown of different tonality, since brown and its close colors do not accept other colors.
Red shirtA tie of the same color will fit harmoniously with a red shirt, but a few steps darker in the palette. You can also create contrast by wearing a black accessory, black with a red stripe.
Burgundy shirtTo wear a burgundy shirt, you need ties in a dark palette, for example, black or blue. And you can wear in any dark color, but with a stripe to match the shirt.
The ideal answer to the question of which shirt to wear with a gray tie is the blue of any key. Other tones that are darker than the shade of the shirt are acceptable. Yellow, red, burgundy and black accessories are also acceptable.
Blue shirtA blue shirt and an accessory of red, green and yellow shades will be in perfect harmony with each other. Perhaps this is the perfect combination of shirt and tie colors for young guys.
Green shirtSince green is a complementary color in the range, a tie for a khaki shirt is ideal.
Purple shirtWearing a purple shirt is better than a tie in the same palette, but somewhat lighter. Of the dark options, a blue accessory to a lilac shirt is suitable.
Ideal shirt with which you can play in contrasts. A tie can be red, white, lilac, silver, gold, purple and the same black, but a slightly different tone.
Pink shirtThe most difficult thing is to choose an accessory for a pink shirt. A purple or purple tie under a pink shirt is best suited; a blue accessory to a pink shirt will look win-win.
IvoryHere, the color of the shirt and tie should be uniquely warm, be it yellow, burgundy, brown, orange and red. From a cold shade you can try a blue, gray and purple tie.

The most common mistakes when choosing the color scheme of a shirt and tie

In the event that the man does not know which tie suits which shirt, it is better to prefer the basic version of the kit. This is a black or gray trouser suit, a snow-white shirt and tie of any model, workmanship and shades. A mistake would be a combination of a shirt of the same color and tonality, in which case the clothes with the accessory will simply merge, erasing the accents.

The most common mistakes in combining a tandem tie and shirt are not so much in combining colors, but in choosing colors and prints. A man needs to pay attention to the parameters of the accessory, the type of assembly and its dimensions, the degree of tightening of the assembly. Stylists note that there should be no contrast between the drawings on the shirt and tie, but the contrast is acceptable in the color scheme.

Advice! Bright tones of the tie are ideally combined with the dark skin of a man, in addition, the often saturated color creates the illusion of cheapness and vulgarity of the tie.

Pattern on a tie and shirt

In addition to the question of how to choose a tie for a shirt by color, it is important for a man to decide on a competent combination of patterns and prints of an accessory and a shirt. For most men, this is the most difficult moment, since you need to remember several rules and principles of combination. Stylists do advise men who doubt how to choose a tie for a print shirt, not to take up this matter.

Striped tie

A striped tie can be combined with a shirt in the same pattern, but with a different width of such strips. That is, for a large strip on a tie, shirts with a small strip are suitable and vice versa. If the striped tie is complemented by a checkered shirt, peas or other print, the size of the patterns should match.

Pattern swirls on a tie

If such decorated patterns as curls are supposed to be on a tie, the shirt must be selected plain without any splashes and prints. Otherwise, the image will turn out to be difficult and overloaded with visual perception, it will ripple in the eyes from numerous patterns. The hue of the pattern may overlap with the color of the trousers or shirt.

Pattern rhombs on a tie

If a man needs to choose a profitable version of a shirt to a tie with a pattern in the shape of rhombuses, it is worth remembering the basic rule of such a combination. Geometric shapes can be combined, but a tie should be dominant in color and print. If there are lozenges on the tie, small dots may appear on the shirt. Similar patterns are acceptable, but with a pronounced difference, for example, with rhombuses on a shirt, squares larger on a tie will look.

Checkered tie

Combining a plaid shirt with a tie of the same pattern is a risky step. This option can be allowed if the cage on the tie is larger, brighter, and on the shirt is much smaller and lighter shade. If combining a cell with a paisley or strip, it is important that the drawings are the same size.

Do you wear a checkered tie?

Flowers on a tie

Such a tie model will be a great opportunity to demonstrate the man’s inner world and his personality. Regardless of the size and color of the pattern, it is better to wear a shirt and suit that is neutral in hue and without any pattern under such a tie.

Photo gallery of the most popular combinations

A man who can’t decide which tie suits his shirt in color and texture can view photos of ready-made sets recommended by stylists.

Stylists call two win-win options for combining shades of accessory and shirt - a gray and white shirt with ties of all colors and prints. If a man wants to draw attention to his person, the tie can be bright colors from burgundy to red in the palette. For everyday wear and a strict look, it is better to choose neutral shades of the suit and shirts.

For a visual demonstration of beneficial combinations, stylists have compiled a table:

In addition to the shirt, the shade and print of the tie must necessarily have something in common with the suit. Any pattern will look stylish and fashionable if its color matches the color of the trousers. By attaching a tie to a shirt and suit, you can guess in absentia how successful this choice will be.


Choosing a tie is important not only in width and length, but also in the type of shirt collar. Pay attention to the combination of accessory colors and shirts. It can be tones in one palette or opposite contrasting compounds. Also, the print on the tie and shirt should not overload each other, but competently set the emphasis. For this, a man needs to get acquainted with the advice of stylists and famous designers, as well as the rules of etiquette.

A tie has been a must-have element of business style and just an elegant fashion accessory for any man. Nowadays, one's eyes run up from the variety of assortment of clothes on store shelves that even experienced fashionistas and fashionistas are sometimes lost. With the basic rules that will help in choosing this small, but very significant detail of the men's wardrobe, you can find in this article.

Suit - shirt - tie

You should always remember the sequence of selection of clothing parts. First, choose a suit, then a shirt, and the tie will be the final touch of the image. His choice directly depends on the choice of the first two components of the wardrobe. However, regardless of the color, the tie should be no wider than the lapel of the jacket and reach the belt buckle in length.

Tie, shirt and suit should never be the same color, with the same pattern or print. This is one of the basic rules that you need to remember when choosing a business wardrobe. One of the three things must be a different color and with a different pattern.
The classic combination is a dark suit, a light shirt and tie, a shading suit or a contrasting color.

It is quite simple to choose a tie for a plain suit and shirt. The choice can be stopped both in plain color, and with a pattern or pattern. So, with a black or blue suit and a white or light blue shirt, almost any tie is in harmony, especially successfully combined with light blue and cherry color.
The chosen color of the tie can say a lot about the mood of its owner.
For example, red and burgundy colors are chosen by people who want to show their authority and strength, while blue indicates the loyalty and diplomacy of its owner.
When choosing a tie color, consider what impression and effect you want to make on your interlocutors.

Costume and / or striped shirt

Giving preference to this color of these elements of the wardrobe, it should be remembered that the stripes should be of different widths so that everything does not merge into a single picture. It is better to choose a tie for such an ensemble in plain color or with a geometric pattern to match the color of the stripes on the suit or shirt. If only the suit has such a print, and you selected a plain shirt, then you can safely choose a striped tie.


Contrary to the opinion of many that various patterns in one ensemble do not combine, you can experiment. Such a bold option is no longer suitable for business meetings, but rather for evening gatherings with friends.

When using a pocket scarf in the image, you should not choose the same color with other elements of the wardrobe, it should slightly set off the ensemble.

Choosing a suitable tie for a suit can sometimes seem like an impossible task. However, remembering the simple rules and showing a little imagination, you can create elegant combinations, and sometimes bold, daring decisions that are sometimes not enough in everyday life.

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