STYLE EXPERT 401: THE RULES MATCHING TIES WITH SHIRTS – PART 1 OF 4: SOLIDS
Luigi Leonardi, the Style Expert of Alenford Made in Italy, pairs ties sold by Freshneck and shirts sold by Alenford to show novices how to properly match shirt/tie combinations and a refresher for would -be experts with new ideas.
Luigi will use examples on how to match Freshneck ties with four different Alenford shirt types: Solids, Stripes, Checks and Plaids in a four-part blog series. He will start with the easiest one, a solid shirt.
“You have always heard the acronym KISS – keep it simple, stupid -, to reflect a basic tenet rule on life. Well, KISS certainly applies to one’s wardrobe, whereby you wear elements like shirt and tie that won’t clash either with each other or the suit or jacket worn on top. We have now taken the task on how you can follow the KISS rule when applied to matching a tie with a shirt and at the same time learn how you can elevate your personal taste to levels way past Fashion 101.
So, let’s start with the first ingredient, the solid – as in one overall color – shirt; (yeah, if you like to cook, it will remind you of your first spaghetti tomato sauce).
1) City White Solid
The White Shirt. You can practically match any tie with it and your only consideration is how loud or somber you want your tie to be based on the suit-wearing occasion. You KNOW that you want to wear a very quiet tie to a funeral and/or a wedding/ official ceremony. Shop City White Solid
2) Rugby Light Blue Solid
The Light Blue Shirt. Same freedom as with a white shirt, except it’s not highly recommended for weddings/ official ceremonies. Light Blue happens to be more complimentary to all skin complections and it’s easier to bind any suit/jacket color. In Italy it’s considered the ideal everyday man’s shirt color. Shop Rugby Light Blue Solid
3) Pinpoint Light Pink Solid
The Pink Shirt. This is definitely where men take major separate sides. Some men would never wear a pink shirt simply because it has a feminine connotation. The other, more “liberated” side, believes that a “good” pink fabric will add a perfect color combination to their blue, black, gray and even brown suit/jacket. The English upper class has been famously shown wearing the perfect pink shirt with their chalk striped suit and looking very dashing and sophisticated doing it. Shop Pinpoint Light Pink Solid
If you want to know more ways to match shirt/tie combination’s and/or match with your wardrobe e-mail Luigi Leonardi at Luigi.email@example.com.
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