ALL IN THE DETAILS: A Patterned Tie Makes a Gentleman

October 13th, 2015 at 2:00am

Nothing is more dapper than a man in a white shirt, sweater and a patterned tie. This Fashionisto knows exactly what a gentleman should wear on a chilly fall day. There is nothing more simplistic and charming than a simple sweater over a dress shirt.

If you want to achieve this look, start with a solid colored sweater. A solid colored sweater lets a patterned tie stand out so that you aren’t competing patterns with patterns. A gentleman always lets one or two of his items be the stars of his outfit.

This Fashionisto is wearing a maroon sweater. Maroon is a current staple color for fall and works on almost all skin tones, so if you need a starting color for fall go with a maroon sweater! This Fashionisto’s sweater isn’t too heavy which makes it the perfect fall layer for a dress shirt. Choosing a V-neck sweater also allows you to show off a patterned tie and creates a nicer shape tapering in the shoulders, versus a crewneck sweater.

This Fashionisto is wearing a fantastic tie featuring my favourite animal; the dog. The best time to experiment with patterned ties is when you are young! A patterned tie is both youthful and fun. Of course, I would not suggest that you wear a fun patterned tie to a job interview, but for everyday wear it is an interesting detail in your outfit. I believe that it is extremely important to pick a pattern for your tie that suits your personality. The tie should be an accent piece, or the little detail that makes your outfit special.

This Fashionisto adds an extra personal touch with his beaded bracelet and a classic watch. A gentleman must always be on time! This Fashionisto also balances out his outfit with a brown monk strap shoe. Brown is a perfect shoe color for the fall!

How To: Don’t be scared to wear a patterned tie. It completely pulls your look together and becomes a conversation piece between you and those you meet. Find a tie that suits your style, and wear a white dress shirt so that the tie pops! Finally, finish off with a solid colored sweater and you are ready to go. It’s really just all in the details.