Advice for Mixing and Matching Patterns

Author: Necktie Advisor
March 11, 2008

Matching two or more different patterns in the same outfit is an alarming proposition, and many men don’t bother trying it. However, matching patterns is not unheard of in men’s fashion – and if you know how to do it right, the result can be quite striking. We’ve all seen men who wear a striped tie with a striped shirt, and not only pull it off, but manage to look downright terrific. Who doesn’t want to be that guy?

Unfortunately, when you are mixing and matching patterns there is also a greater likelihood of messing up your intended look, which keeps many men from attempting it. But like any fashion technique, the key is to know what you are doing. Keep reading for tips on how to mix and match two or more patterns, whether they are similar or different in style.

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March 11, 2008

In men’s fashion, it doesn’t matter what colors you wear, as long as everything matches, right? Wrong! While coordinating your outfit is very important, you should also be sure to choose colors that complement your complexion. Wearing the wrong clothes can overwhelm your face or give your complexion a sallow, or unhealthy, appearance.

When you are choosing your outfits, you should always choose colors that will direct the focus to your face, rather than to your clothes. After all, you want the people around you to interact with you and make eye contact, rather than staring awkwardly at your shirt or tie.

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March 8, 2008

In the world of men’s fashion, there are certain suits recognized for their ability to quietly exude power. These are the suits that high-powered businessmen choose to wear, cementing their place in the business world without them even having to say a word.

Wearing a power suit can help you establish yourself as an up-and-coming professional in the workplace. Managers tend to judge employees for promotion not only by the quality of their work, but by also by how well they fit the company’s image of professionalism. A power suit can make a significant difference in how people view you, from “hard worker” to “rising star.”

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