Journal

How to accessorise your suit

How to accessorise your suit

Good accessories can elevate a suit from good to great. Follow our lead to get the most from your suit.

 

Do wear a tie that is darker than your shirt. Don't match your pocket square to your tie. Ideally, the colours of your pocket square should compliment both your shirt & tie.

To the uninitiated, it must often seem like the (spoken and unspoken) rules of menswear are a bit esoteric but in fact, most of them are based on either: history and tradition, or visual appeal - ties and pocket squares definitely fall into the latter category!

 

The first of today’s tips, do wear a tie that is darker than your shirt, is one that most men understand and put into practice each day without really thinking about it. It’s easy to do because most business shirts are white, light blue, or some other light shade of pink or lilac. The contrast between a (typically) dark suit, light shirt and coloured tie means that when people look at you they are drawn to the splash of colour that your tie provides.

 

At the other end of the spectrum, you have those who insist on wearing a coloured tie with a black shirt, if you’re going to try this look then at least do it with confidence. 

 

The second tip for today is to avoid matching your tie and pocket square, instead a pocket square should complement the colours of both your shirt and tie - a matching set implies:

  • You put no thought into it, buying a cheap boxed set in the 80’s, this look seems to be a favourite of Wellington taxi drivers, or
  • You put too much thought into making them match (and we all know that true style looks effortless)

journal

related articles you make like

Prepare your wardrobe to go back to the office
Prepare your wardrobe to go back to the office
For most of us, life after lockdown will involve heading back into the office. This four-part process will make sure you’re ready to roll, sartorially speaking. Think of it as your wardrobe warrant of fitness.     A few simple steps to refresh your wardrobe The end of lockdown coincides with a change of season. This means you might well be pulling garments from your wardrobe that haven’t seen t...
read more
What to Wear While Working from Home.
What to Wear While Working from Home.
Experts agree, sticking to a routine and finding ways to separate work from home life, are key aspects of both working from home and surviving (and even thriving) during this lock-down.Some of you will know this already, because working from home is your modus operandi, regardless of the current global pandemic. But for the majority of us, being at home all day, every day - is new. There is a g...
read more
Mr Versatile. Why the Blazer is a Man’s Best Friend
Mr Versatile. Why the Blazer is a Man’s Best Friend
Gone are the days when the term ”blazer” conjured images of a classic, dark navy jacket, with gold buttons.   The modern blazer is shorter, slimmer and much more comfortable to wear – it reflects the fact that men dress less formally than they once did.   Choose wisely and one blazer can be dressed up or down for almost any occasion.   Tie One On Worn with a plain shirt and complementa...
read more

Type key words e.g. work shirt