There’s a reason why Essentials are called so. These are the staples which form the foundation of any wardrobe. A Tie is an understated wardrobe element which catalyzes a suave reaction. Now given a chance to shelf 5 neck-ties for your wardrobe war, Saint & Stitch lists down the 5 most effective of the arsenal.
P.S. If you wish to find Trump wearing a blinding-red tie and making it to the list…stop reading!
- Navy silk grenadine
A plain navy tie is extremely versatile, going with almost all colors and patterns of shirts and jackets.
Grenadine is the most versatile tie material in terms of formality, going with all but the smartest suits and all but the most casual knitwear.
- Grey knitted wool
Grey is not quite as versatile as navy. While navy ties go with navy suits, grey ties often aren’t the best choice with grey suits.
Still, grey is very useful, and a square-ended knitted wool tie will go with casual jackets and dress up some quality knitwear.
- Navy club stripe
The nice thing about a club stripe is that it is big enough to go with any pattern of shirt, from a micro-stripe to a butcher’s stripe.
As a general rule of thumb, patterns in ties, shirts and suits work when they are not too close in size to each other. A club-stripe tie always avoids that problem.
- Red Paisley
The pattern is so useful, I would include two in the capsule collection. Well, a paisley scores well on occasions where fancy counts. This one usually helps during pimping up your dull-navy or black suits. And as we say, nice simple pattern that goes with everything.
- Olive printed tie with black geometrical pattern
It’s not an obvious choice: a green background, with small texture or polkas popping out. Fairly unusual colors; yet it is extremely useful.
The reason is how muted these colors incredibly well blend. For uncalled invitations where you’ll not be perceived as ‘Just another tie guy in the room.’