1. Always start from big to small.

Start with the suit and put it on the bed. choose your shirt, put it under the blazer. When you find an appropriate shirt, choose a tie.


2. Colorplay - what fits together?

The optimal color combination for a suit, shirt and tie is when the colors are in harmony with each other. In addition, a certain degree of color contrast is required. The easiest way is to keep the shirt and the suit neutral in color and seek the contrast in the tie. Does the shirt have a motif, such as a line, choose a plain, preferably colored, tie. Some examples: in a blue suit with a light blue shirt fits virtually every tie. Especially one with a red fond (base). If you are wearing a white shirt with a blue suit then it is better to avoid bright colors in a tie. This is because the contrast between blue and white is already very high. Another example: you can wear a blue striped tie with a dark jacket and pink shirt. The pink shirt gives all the necessary contrast.


3. Be careful with patterns

A striped suit with a striped shirt and a striped tie, the advice is not to do that. In this situation a plain shirt would be better. On the other hand, it is boring to combine a plain blue suit with a blue shirt and blue tie. This must at least tie it in color (and texture) to stand out. These are the basic rules for the use of patterns: • Don't combine too much clothing with patterns with each other • Combine small patterns with large


4. Twice stripes

The interplay of suit, shirt and tie is relatively simple: never two equal or similar stripes combine with each other. For example, a striped shirt with a striped tie can look good, if the stripes differ in width. This also applies when the suit and shirt are striped. So always combine narrow stripes with wide stripes. An example which you can vary endlessly: a dark blue suit, a narrow striped shirt and a chunky striped tie. The perfect combination!


5. Two of the same pattern: it's possible

When you have two of the same patterns, the size of the patterns must be different. However, the patterns should be in size about equal when it comes to large to medium-sized patterns. This does not apply again if there are any abnormal patterns. So a striped shirt with a tie with large patterns may be fine and a coarse checkered blazer with a wide striped tie. For small patterns of two different patterns are to be avoided.


6. Three different patterns; When in doubt, don't do it

It's possible: a suit with a herringbone pattern, checkered shirt and striped tie. It is risky but if the relationship is true between the patterns, crazy enough it creates harmony. But it is a bold combination and is not advised for a serious look.


7. If two of the three patterns are the same

So two diamonds and a stripe or vice versa, two stripes and a diamond. Here are the rules: The two corresponding patterns must differ in size from each other. The other pattern should focus on sizing the most predominant other pattern. Usually, this is the pattern of the suit. So it's possible, but remember that your clothing will attract attention.


8. The easiest tie rule

If you are unsure whether you have a nice combination of suit, shirt and tie you can keep your wardrobe simple. This can be reached by choosing rich uniform toned suits and uni-colored and striped shirts. The advice is then to have several different ties, thus uni in bright and subdued colors to mark and pattern. The contrast is then made by the tie and makes the combination exciting. This is also a good trick if your clothes budget is limited and you should see representative in your job.