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Top tips for matching shirts and ties

 

Deciding on a tie and shirt combination can be a struggle and sometimes a little boring. Whether you wear a shirt daily for work or only get one out for special occasions, we’ve got some top tips to help you match your shirts and ties with ease.

Try out a new base colour

It’s often instinct to reach for a crisp white shirt to set off a bold coloured tie, but a pale grey shirt is another option that will go with almost any tie. Grey can come across as a bit more sophisticated and is a bit more interesting than a standard white shirt!

Look for complimentary colours

Floral ties are great for brightening up your outfit for an occasion or even in a meeting. When choosing the right shirt to go with your floral tie, try to avoid coordinating with the main shade of your tie. Instead, choose a shirt that matches one of the less frequent shades, or the accent colour. This will allow the main colour of the tie to stand out, whilst ensuring the two items match.

Don’t be afraid to play with pattern

If you want to opt for a bold look and mix and match patterns, then you need to aim for patterns that have complementary shades and styles. If patterns are too similar the whole look will merge into one, too different and it looks a bit messy. As a general rule, always try and make sure your tie is darker than your shirt and have the pattern a little smaller too.

If in doubt keep it simple

Sometimes, for a formal event, you’ll probably be best sticking to a double cuff white shirt and keeping it simple. In this case, to add a bit of colour, you can add a tie that has a delicate pattern and some cufflinks that have a punch of colour. Classic combinations such as blue and white or red and white are a good go-to option.

To find the right tie for any occasion take a look at our huge range of custom ties, alternatively get in contact with a member of our team to discuss your needs.

How Your Business Could Benefit From Our Custom Ties

If you work for a business that requires formal wear on a day to day basis, you could benefit from custom ties from James Morton Ties.

Our custom ties allow you to print your own logo upon a tie designed by you and you can order as many as you need.

 

Portrays Professionalism

This may seem self-explanatory but having a coherent uniform, even if it’s just a tie, can make your business seem much more professional than a business where everyone has different ties.

Having your logo on your tie and using your businesses colour also shows you are serious about your business and are proud to wear the branding.

 

Business Promotion

When you are not in work, say on your way there or on your way back and in public, people may see your tie and mentally log it.

This works as a self-promotion method and can increase brand awareness for your business.

 

Sense of Unity

Uniforms are a great way to bring staff together. As you are ruling out competitive tie wearing and leveling everyone to the same standard you may see reduced tension in the office.

This method is used in school but is also shown to have benefits when used in a more formal and adult scenario.

 

To get the perfect ties for your business and start designing your custom ties right away. Get in touch with one of our professionals to get a quote for your business ties.

James Morton Ties – How to Wear A Tie

 

There is a set of unspoken rules about wearing a tie, and a lot of us don’t know them. By learning these important rules, you can set yourself apart and become a much more professional and stylish individual.

These are the 3 elements of tie wearing and buying that can help you become more fashion conscious.

 

Length

Donald Trump Tie

We are all talking about Donald Trump’s terrible ties and the main problem is that they’re just too long!

It is recommended that your tie ends just above your belt buckle, with the tip of your tie hanging over slightly.

The problem with ties that are too long is that they look sloppy. Also, tying your tie too short risks you looking like a clown.

To get your tie at the right length, tie it when standing in your natural posture as slouching or standing up too tall can negatively affect the accuracy of your tie length.

Another element to consider is the height of your trousers. If your trousers fit higher on the waist you do not want to significantly reduce the length of you tie with that, as it may make you look out of proportion.

Aim for your tie to fall relative to your waistband

 

  1. Width

The width of your tie should be picked depending on your body shape. If you have very broad shoulders, opt for a slightly wider than average tie width as it will accentuate your body shape and emphasise your figure.

If you do not have very broad shoulders it is not advised to wear a wide tie as it emphasises that you do not have broad shoulders.

Those with a slim build should opt for a skinnier tie as it compliments your figure more effectively.

 

  1. Knot

Getting the knot right is another extremely important element of tie wearing. A knot that is too big will like silly, but so will a knot that is too tiny.

The 3 knots you should know and use are:

  • Four-in-Hand
  • Half-Windsor
  • Windsor

A great small knot is the Four-in-Hand knot, which is a popular and necessary knot to know and use. The Windsor forms a symmetrical knot which is great for formal occasions.

Another tip is to create a dimple beneath the knot of your tie. This adds a finishing touch of style and can be done by forming a crease in the centre of your tie beneath the knot whilst tying it and then pulling it in to create a lovely fold/ dimple in your tie (See image below).

Tie Dimple

Getting your tie right is important, and now you’re a master.

How to Clean Silk Ties

 

Club ties are a great way to distinguish your club or business from another. This is increasingly important for events.

The most popular material used for club or business ties is silk. This is because it is a high quality, comfortable and luxurious material.

You must be careful around food or possible staining materials when you are wearing silk ties, but if your tie does come into contact with a lot of dirt; here’s how you can fix it:

Do Not Try To Clean Silk with Water

custom-corporate-tie-petersham

The worst thing you could possibly do when coming into contact with a stain is to try and clean it off with water.

Silk is a very delicate material and water can damage the fibres. Trying to clean with water can add to the stain what is called a ‘water stain’ which can be quite tricky to remove.

When the stain does occur, wipe off any excess with a dry cloth and then wait till you can clean the rest properly.

 

For Some Silks, Dry-Cleaning is recommended

Your silk tie may need dry cleaning, so check with the tie provider before you attempt wash the tie yourself.

Use Rubbing Alcohol on Your Tie

Rubbing alcohol or isopropyl alcohol is useful on non-greasy foods and liquids. But you need to have a hairdryer –or something similar- at hand.

Here’s how to clean your tie with rubbing alcohol:

  1. Dampen a piece of cloth with rubbing alcohol then firmly blot the cloth onto the stain until it is removed.
  2. Immediately dry the stain with a hairdryer.
  3. Repeat this process for more stubborn stains.

Talcum powder can be used to soak up excess grease if the stain is proving to be harder to remove.

  1. Blot the stain with a dry cloth until all excess ifs removed.
  2. Then, lay a clean and dry towel on a flat surface and put your tie on top.
  3. Now, sprinkle talcum powder over the stain.
  4. Leave over night
  5. The following morning/day, use a clean, dry cloth to remove the powder
  6. If the stain has not been removed, repeat the process until it is completely gone.