In color psychology purple is regal and expensive. Wear a purple tie with a dark grey suit and you’ll be heads and shoulders above the crowd.
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When speaking of stripes, pin are the most popular of the vertical kind (blame the mobster movies of the 1920s), but believe it or not there are other various stripe patterns available. Take for instance, the chalk stripe, a wider, textured alternative to the classic, sometimes excessive pin. Providing a distinguished look to any suit, both patterns are wise choices for the tailored man of today.
1) The pinstripe is a very thin (not wider than about 1/18 inch usually about 1/30 inch wide) single stripe that appears to be a pinhead spot. A single warp yarn is used to create a stripe, and the distance between the stripes usually ranges from 1/10 inch up to 1 inch.
2) The chalk stripe is a series of threads, that is used to create a stripe that resembles a stripe that is drawn with tailors chalk. The stripe does not look like little pinhead spots but much rather like a rope. The width of the stripe varies nevertheless it is always wider than the pin stripe.
1) A dark, patterned pocket square provides a welcome visual anchor to a light-colored suit.
2) Save yourself some embarrassment: Always remove the stitching on the vents and the label on the left sleeve before wearing a new suit.
3) When you go without a tie, it’s best to keep your shirt collar on the smaller side.
1. When wearing a patterned shirt, confine the rest of your outfit to neutral shades like gray, navy, and khaki.
2. An easy, effective way to mix patterns is to combine a printed shirt with a tie in a textured fabric—say, gingham with herringbone.
3. Keep it small: A subtle, tasteful pattern can be tasteless in a larger size.
4. If you’re feeling hesitant, the best starter pattern for shirts is the simple pin dot.
5. Keep the collar of a patterned shirt on the small side so your overall look doesn’t get too noisy.
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