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You Will Need
- Sense of style (optional)
Size it up
Pick a tie that hits the top of your belt buckle and measures between 2¼ and 4 inches wide. For a classic look, choose a width that corresponds to the width of your jacket's lapel.
Wear wool ties with tweed or heavyweight jackets, and silk ties with business suits. For a deeper color quality on silk ties, make sure they’re woven, rather than screened.
Select a tie that has the colors of your suit and shirt as well as at least one other color to provide an accent. For formal occasions, choose a solid colored tie that’s darker than your shirt.
Look in the mirror
Frame your face. If you have dark hair and a dark complexion, go with a bright tie; if you're fair, choose a darker tie. If your hair and skin tone contrast, wear a tie that contrasts with your skin tone.
Pick a pattern that complements your outfit. If your shirt's pattern is pronounced, choose a subtle tie; if your shirt is muted, your tie can be a bit flashier.
When in doubt, stay subtle; while a tie can be the focal point of an outfit, it's an accessory and shouldn't pull the focus away from you.