Matching Shirts & Neckties Every Time | Best Dress Shirt & Tie Combinations

Matching Shirts & Neckties Every Time | Best Dress Shirt & Tie Combinations

How To Perfectly Match A Tie With Any Dress
Shirt [0:00:00]
Pop quiz, gentlemen. Which of this necktie is going to work best
with this dress shirt? What do you think? The solid? Maybe the dot? Maybe this casual necktie right over here? The answer is that all of them can actually
match this dress shirt, but only a few of them are going to work really well. The goal of today’s video, give you the information
to perfectly match your necktie to your dress shirt every time. [Music]
Today’s video, guys, I’m breaking it into two parts. First off, I’ll talk about neckties; the rules
the different types, talk about dress shirts the rules the different types, then how to
match them and everything that goes with that. After that, I’m going to give you examples. So, we’re going to have examples of a dress
shirt, we’re going to talk about two neckties that would look great with it. One necktie that probably doesn’t work too
well with that particular style and why. Are you ready? So, before we can match neckties and shirts,
you have to understand the basics of neckties and understand that some neckties are going
to be more formal other neckties are going to be more casual. Now, is this arbitrary how does it happen? Guys, a few key indicators. Number one, color. So, if it’s going to be a solid color and
a dark color, that’s going to be more formal. Lighter colors and especially colors that
start to bring in patterns, all of a sudden that becomes less formal. Now, what do we notice over here? I mean, this is solid, but why is it over
here on the more casual side? Because of the textured weave. So, weave is very important as well. You’re going to see something that’s woven
from a wool and has just a very rough texture to other ones that have more of a — they’re
just basically called woven ties because you can actually see the heavier weave. This is all going to be more casual. Now, you may notice the styles of the neckties. So, skinny ties, ties with square bottoms,
those are also going to be more casual. Now, coming back over here to the formal side,
you’re going to see ties made from silk, made from synthetic materials that have a sheen
to them are going to be more formal. Now, let’s talk about patterns. So, what you’ll notice about patterns is it
they go almost all the way across, but there are some key indicators and some patterns
are going to be more formal than others. Most formal patterns are going to be small
repeating patterns. This you’ll see in ties that you can actually
wear in a business environment. Small dots, even though they are small repeating
pattern, they’re going to be a little bit more casual and so you got to be careful about
wearing these in a business environment, but if the colors are muted you can still pull
it off. Now, patterns when you see a little bit of
a crest, this can be actually, you know, kind of middle-of-the-road it becomes more casual
though if you bring in a bit of humor if it uses a really bright color or if it’s something
that maybe has a hidden meaning, then, yeah, it’s going to be a little bit more casual. Stripes. Stripes have a long history in neckties. They actually used to symbolize what military
units, what clubs, what schools you went to. Nowadays, that’s not very common, but still
they have a place in the business department. This one though because of the lighter color
of the necktie, I pushed it down a bit. Patterns over here that are going to be a
bit larger going across also in my opinion make the necktie a bit more casual. So, I started this off talking about how this
solid dark colored necktie was the most formal, but I didn’t get too much into color and what’s
fun about menswear is neckties are one of the few places where you can bring in a bright
strong color and it’s perfectly fine for a business or formal event. Right here, we’ve got this bright strong red
with a small repeating pattern. You can wear this into a business meeting. This would be considered a power tie. This one right over here a beautiful royal
purple with a nice crust on it, you could actually wear this into a business meeting. Over here, even this, you know, we’ve got
a yellow dot, but it’s pretty muted, I think you could still pull this off in a business
meeting. Over here this is going to start to get a
little bit too casual and that now takes me to understanding dress shirts and how to match
these neckties to the dress shirts. So, throughout this video, guys, I’ve shown
you some amazing looking neckties, I’m about to bring in some great-looking dress shirts. All of this can be found over at the Tie Bar. The Tie Bar is the paid sponsor of today’s
video. And for years, you guys have asked me, Antonio,
what do you think about the Tie Bar? Do you think their stuff is good? Their prices are amazing, should I buy? And my answer is, yes, guys. The Tie Bar is the real deal. I’m linking to them down in the description,
guys. Go check them out and go check out their new
dress shirts. This is something that’s totally new. They started off with neckties as many of
you know they’ve got in the tie bars and other tie accessories, they’ve got so many great
products to look at, but it’s these new dress shirts these wrinkle-free and look at the
price guys $55 for one or three for $140. All the dress shirts over the Tie Bar are
a hundred percent cotton and non-iron, guys. Basically, you just throw it in the washer,
then throw it in the dryer, no ironing required. Gents, I’m wearing one of their shirts right
here, I can tell you I just took this out of the packaging a few hours ago. Another thing I love about this shirt was
the length of it. So, it was actually a little bit longer because
they don’t want your shirts to come untucked. I love it when company spends a little bit
more on the shirt and actually allows for that extra fabric. Not all companies do that. I was looking at the stitching I was looking
at the button detail, all this is a great shirt at a great price. Go check them out, guys. I’m going to link to them down in the description. And, go check out the neckties. These neckties right over here you can find
at the Tie Bar. They are a great price. Again, guys, I’m linking to them down in the
description. Go check them out. [0:05:21]
Now, gents, let’s talk about the formality of shirts and how to match them perfectly
with neckties. So, shirt formality goes a number of things. First off, the color, white is the most formal
of all shirt colors. When it comes to dress shirts, a white dress
shirt is going to be more formal than a light blue dress shirt or dark blue dress shirt,
a black dress shirt, a red, definitely a red dress shirt. When you go with a darker color, understand
that’s a casual shirt, but when it comes down to it this right here is going to be the most
formal of all the colors. So, it’s going to work best with the more
formal neckties. You see how this works? Another thing you need to look at in the dress
shirt. What about the style? Now, notice this right here, did anyone pick
up on that? You’ve got French cuffs. You’ve got the fold-over cuff which is going
to be the most formal of all the cuffs. Therefore, this dress shrit just is not going
to work very well with these neckties. Another thing to look at and I’m not going
to get into too deep is going to be actually the spread of the collar. If it’s a spread or a point collar, that’s
going to be something usually more formal. If it’s a wide spread, that’s going to be
more casual. If sometimes you’re going to see a very close
point, that actually is going to be more casual as well, but still made to be worn with the
necktie. So, the next shirt I have here this one’s
going to be much more casual. Notice that it’s got a small repeating pattern
in there. It looks maybe solid from a distance, but
when you get up close you’re going to see that pattern. Now, because there’s a pattern because the
shirt overall looks darker, where do you think it’s going to fit in terms of the neckties? Right here in the center, right? You could actually pull it off with one of
the more casual neckties. I think it would actually look pretty good
with this one. Over here, no, I think they’re just going
to be a little bit too formal. Now, understand that if you had a button-down
collar, you definitely which is going to be a much more casual, you want to go down this
range over here. But, it’s those details, again, when you’re
matching that shirt to the tie, you want to pay attention to all those things; the formality,
the colors. All right, gents, now time for the examples. Are you ready? Let’s get into it. First stop, we’ve got the chambray shirt. So, it’s the refined cousin of denim. What are you going to want to wear with this? A solid knit tie, that going to work perfectly
with this. You want to go with something with a bulky
texture, it’s going to complement the rougher look of the chambray. Now, you could also wear a patterned wool
tie. Now, the combination of the subtle texture
and the patterns, it’s going to stand out and it’s going to work really well together. What not to wear? Guys, silk ties, any solid color, really formal
tie, a tie that has a high sheen to it, you’re going to want to probably not wear with this
casual shirt. Example number two, the casual check. Now, the casual check is formal enough for
the office, but it’s also relaxed enough for smart casual. It’s arguably one of the most versatile shirts
that you’re going to see out there. Certain ties are going to go better than others. So, first off, do wear a solid tie of any
material the pattern of the shirt is subtle, but going with a solid color tie is going
to help basically to bring it back to basics. It’s actually going to raise the formality
of it just a bit. It’s just a great look that I highly recommend. Next stop, do wear our regimental or a university
stripe tie. Now, these ties have bold but consistent patterns
and they look great against smaller patterns. Do not wear foulards, club ties, or other
small repeating pattern ties. See, the deal is is that this shirt already
has small repeating patterns, so to repeat that is to have the patterns in excess. Instead, go for something like the solid tie. Example number three, the classic striped
dress shirt. The classic striped dress shirt works great
in a casual or a business environment. It can be dressed up, it can be dressed down. So, what type of necktie do you want to wear
with this? Well, it actually depends on the size of the
stripes. And that’s the key is you want to make sure
that any type of pattern or any type of striped tie that you’re going to wear with this that
it doesn’t mimic the stripes in the actual shirt. So, a safe bet right there is going to be
able go with a solid necktie, a solid in almost any color. You can also bring in small repeating patterns
like a foulard or it may be a little diamond. Any small repeating pattern, this is going
to be very different from what we’re actually going to see in the shirt. You can also bring in florals, you can bring
in a wide variety of different check patterns on neckties, you can even bring in dots. The key here is that the shirt already has
a pattern, so any pattern that we want to bring into the necktie should be different
should be of a different size and make sure that the color complements the color of the
stripe. Makes sense? [0:09:58]
All right, gents, so armed with this information, you should be able to perfectly match any
necktie out there with any shirt and look sharp. And that’s the goal, you want to go out there
you want to be able to put this together because like I talked about the beginning this shirt
right here I could match with any of these, but it’s only going to look amazing with a
few. Now, I didn’t get into this, but make sure
to start simple, then work and get to more complex. You want to practice putting these together. It is a bit of an art, it’s not an exact science
because your own colors and complexion, your hair color basically what you like what you
feel confident wearing, that is also going to play. And let’s have some fun. So, the Tie Bar sent me some cool accessories. I’ve got some extra ones, tie bars. I’ve also got some extra neckties, I have
some extra shirts. Go check out the Tie Bar. Let me know the shirt and tie combination
that you would put together. We’re going to go down and check out all the
comments here on YouTube, we’re going to select a few of you guys send out some cool gifts,
but you have to be specific. Go check out the Tie Bar. I’m going to link to them down in the description. Guys, a great company. They have got some amazing deals and I can
tell the quality is amazing for the price you’re paying guys. [0:11:10] End of Audio

100 Replies to “Matching Shirts & Neckties Every Time | Best Dress Shirt & Tie Combinations”

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  2. I would go for the simple Indigo Chambray Shirt, and combine it with the Scramble Knit Polkas tie, or the Dark rust Wool knit tie. See what you think of those combos Antonio!

  3. I would get the Multi Tone Gingham Dress shirt

    Paired with the Woodford Plaid dark brown tie. 2.5 inch for my slim body type

    Since I am in college I tend to wear more casual clothes which these would fit perfectly with. Being in Alaska a wool tie with dark colors is perfect for the cold weather.

  4. Great video Antonio…this is always a useful topic to learn mor of…I would use for an occasion not too formal, not too casual the following: textured solid white shirt (S40), bandana jubilee burgundy tie (35597sk) and a black houndstooth panel pocket square (pp1189)

  5. I would wear the tattersall shirt with the lumber stripe tie. The small repeating pattern would look good with the big bold stripe pattern

  6. pinpoint solid- point collar dress shirt in light blue, with the concord piasley ties or medallion shields in navy!

  7. I could rock the Light Blue Micro Stripe Dress Shirt, with the Jpl Dots blue Neck Tie, topped off with that Skeleton Key Silver Tie Bar. Throw in a Navy Pair of Pants my Brown Leather Brogues and matching Belt… and the chics back at the Office, will go wild 😼👔

  8. I own only one solid tie – in black – for funerals. All my others are silk ties from J Garcia. Bright, loud, non-repeating patterns, with colors that match with a ton of different outfits in a single tie. I have no use for a matte or square-bottom tie.

  9. Hi Antonio, thanks for the video.
    I was "taught" that once you have a visible pattern on the shirt, the necktie should be solid, as patterns shouldn't be mixed. Another thing is that when we wear a suit, the necktie should either bond the shirt & jacket or contrast them, depending on colors and patterns. Let me know what you think? Cheers!

  10. I’ve grown increasingly frustrated with the quality and selection featured in the brick and mortar menswear chains in my area lately. Thank you so much for bringing The Tie Bar to my attention as I’m absolutely amazed at their products. I’d be lost if it weren’t for hard working influencers like you, Antonio! Keep it up!

  11. Here is my paired combination.
    1) White Harringbone – French Cuff
    Trim Fit
    Item# 519

    2) Grosgrain solid
    2.5 inch Regular length Navy color silk tie
    Item# 34436

  12. I have a white shirt with a blue line repeating pattern in it. Do you think I should wear a solid navy blue tie with it?

  13. The. Navy West Ridge Geo tie and the Lavender shirt is my pick. I have a lavender dress shirt now and its my go to color. I tend to lean toward paisley tie patterns. Like your take on casual ties but they don't work for me.

  14. I personally love the pike stripe hunter green tie with the chambray indigo dress shirt. Not too dressy for the office but still cool. Love the video Antonio keep them coming.

  15. Thanks again Antonio, this video taught me a lot about matching my different ties with my dress shirts. I like the combination of the Petite Gingham shirt + the Anemones Tie, it's casual but it has just the right amount of formality for my Job. Again, Thanks a lot.

  16. Antonio. Great video. It would be fun if you made us vote which order we would put the ties, from least to most formal. Keep up the great work

  17. So in a nutshell, all you need to do is match the formality and pay attention to the pattern of the shirt and tie so it doesn't conflict with each other. Have I got that right?

  18. PINPOINT SOLID – POINT COLLAR; Item #S30-3233155-TF
    GEMSTONE GALA; Item #34008SK
    GEMSTONE GALA; Item #31436

  19. I was actually looking up how to match ties and shirts last week, so your video came at a great time!
    I have a few TheTieBar ties and tie bars myself, I think they are great quality. I've never tried the shirts before. In fact, I could use a few more for school. I'll come back to your video and use your link when I decide to buy!

    I would probably pick a simple shirt, like the Pinpoint Solid Blue – Point Collar with the Grosgrain Solid Azalea – extra length!

  20. My question, I have two ties. One is a plain violet that looks silky. The other is a handmade silk tie with navy, black, and bright red coastal native designs. I was gifted this tie for my participation in a potlatch in the elders center. Would these ties be considered casual, formal, or both?

  21. This is the kind of content I follow you for Antonio! These comprehensive treatments of style topics are your greatest strength.

  22. I would go with a mini Tattersall shirt (S39) with a Cliffside stripe tie (25076) in 3.5 inches for a fun/hot weather look, or swap that tie out with a red social stripe tie (27112) for a preppy look, also in 3.5 inches.

  23. Hey Antonio and team! I would choose the light pink textured solid dress shirt with the green freehand solid linen tie. As my drum teacher always reminds me, keep it simple stupid!

  24. I will go for tie (VARIOS STRIPE Item #30659 PINK) Love the color and I think a confident man should wear pink more for sure as for the shirt ( PETITE GINGHAM Item #S37 BURGUNDY) and will add this tie bar (BRUSHED STRAIGHT Item #C893 GUN METAL) I think this look will be amazing for me because I'm in a business casual and the weather starts to cool down a bit here in TX so the colors and the looks is perfect. Thank you Antonio.

  25. As I like to dress a bit more formal at work, I'd go with the french cuff Herringbone shirt, #S19-3233165-SF. I would pair it with the navy Market Geos tie, #31922, the Silver Shot tie bar, #C459, and lastly the silver Bricked cufflinks, #C1445-G.

  26. Excellent information! Tie bar seems like a great company. Never having owned a chambray shirt, I like the chambray indigo dress shirt paired with the various stripe serene blue tie. Looks like it would pair very well with a well-fitted pair or chinos and some loafers or sneakers.

  27. Good topic and video! My picks from The Tie Bar, inspired by the latest video from Gentleman's Gazette on wearing yellow are:
    Yellow knit solid wool tie (item 34249SK)
    Purple petite houndstooth shirt (item S42)

  28. Antonio, you are a class act. Thanks for giving me a resource to show my son (and husband) about style. We homeschool our two kids and I show your videos to my little man (10yrs) as part of his manners/etiquette work. I grew up with blue collar dad and brothers but they always had style… from getting dressed, hair, and cologne to install air conditioners and do road surveying. My dear husband didn’t come up that way so I find myself educating him too. Soooo… with my big-and-tall husband in mind I selected the Herringbone shirt (#S16) in either light blue or white standard fit and the extra-long Anderson Plaid in navy (#24281XL) for his handsome blue eyes. And finish it off with the Skull and Crossbones tie bar (#C550) because it’s a family crest. I will keep these in mind for his Christmas wish list. Thanks!

  29. Awesome Video Man. Thanks for the tips!!! Personally I am thinking of wearing the Purple 'Petite Houndstooth" (Item #S42) with my Navy Suit & Brown Shoes and to top it off I'm thinking of an Orange 'Mini Dots' (Item #32365) Tie 3-inch for work-wear. Thanks again for the info, yet again useful :D.

  30. A style I never thought would work out, but actually looks great, is a red checked shirt, with a solid navy blue tie.
    Like the burgundy Petite Gingham (#s37) with Grosgrain Solid tie (#14453). I've worn this combo to a few casual wedding receptions, and it always looks great!

  31. I work in a Credit Union, so it's a fairly relaxed setting. Regardless I like to throw on a tie to step up my game. I'm a big fan of The Tie Bar and have shopped there before.

    The first combination would be the solid wine colored knit wool tie and the chambray shirt. Perfect for winter and plans after work.

    I'd also go with the petite houndstooth shirt in purple and either the koustis cats in serene blue, the book smart stripes in charcoal, or the triple play stripe in navy for something a bit more formal but not really dressy.

    Great video, I just recently found your stuff and have been loving it. Keep up the good work!

  32. Hello Antonio, I'm a young entrepreneur in the art of dressing and have been inspired by you along with Gentleman's Gazette since the beginning. I personally believe for something I could casually wear to school would be a Blue Classic Check with a Green Pupil Tie. I would like to finally thank you for getting me into fine dressing.

  33. Hey great video today Antonio and for me who's new to the tie game this video helped me out a lot!
    Since I have a casual preppy style I would chose the blue chambray shirt and the white buttondown collar shirt. I would pair the shirts with: the medallion shield army green wool tie, the short cut striped wool tie in burnt orange and the burgundy knit tie. In that way I can combine all three ties with the right colour and texture of the shirts and they will fit my classic american preppy style.

  34. I'd love a combination between these two: CHAMBRAY
    $55.00(USD) Item #S08 and COLOR: HUNTER GREEN
    Hunter Green Light Blue Navy Eggplant

  35. Great video Antonio, always wondered about Tie Bar product quality, I'll need to give them a look now. I like the Classic Blue Two Tone Gingham Shirt with a Red Wool Path Stripe Tie. Think it adds some panache to a solid dark suit.

  36. Hey Antonio. I was wondering about wearing a coat on top of a blazer/suitjacket is posible if you Want to look good a Winter ecation?

  37. Awesome Video Antonio! Super informational and top notch as always! The Tie Bar has some awesome products, stuff that could really give a guy a head start on his wardrobe!

    I'm totally digging the Blue Micro Stripe Dress Shirt (Item #S07), I'd pair it up nicely with either the Edison Stripe Tie in Hunter Green (Item #30622) or the Concord Paisley Tie in Magenta (Item #32019), and finish it off with a Metallic Color tie bar in Silver (Item #C1452)!

  38. I have bought several ties from The Tie Bar, and, they wear out very quickly. I find the quality is not very good, but, you get what you pay for.

  39. Great video! I’ve been wondering about matching with a blue pattern shirt I have and this was very useful – thanks!

    I like the chambray shirt with the chocolate brown textured tie.

  40. Great video! I'm a big fan of the Blue Micro Stripe shirt at Tie Bar. I like the idea of using the HERRINGBONE VOW Copper tie with it. Question on fit though…what do guys like me with oversized necks do? I have a 16.5-17" neck, but a 41/42 inch chest and 33" waist. Getting a 17" neck shirt gives me a 49" chest. Should I buy it based on the neck and have it tailored way down?

  41. I would want to pair the Navy colored Grosgrain Solid tie with the White Herringbone-French cuff dress shirt for a more formal look.

  42. HI Antonio I'd put a solid Blue shirt with a striped brown tie and a solid pair of black dress paints with a pair of black shoes

  43. Great content and super cool sire.
    I doubt think once can have enough good white shirts, I liked
    white the non iron pinpoint button down dollar
    Field knit tie in light blue
    Aviator sunglasses tie bar that was clever and cool 🙂

  44. You say darker colours are less formal. One thing I wonder, though, is what kind of tie to wear with a totally black shirt. The black of the shirt is not merely a "darker colour", but also dominates almost any other item you are wearing. I can't quite see vivid patterns matching solid black, so I am moved towards the right half of your tie scale. But which colours and patterns DO work with black without being swallowed up by it?

  45. I think the Bedford Stripe in Olive Green would work well with the Pinpoint WHite Pointed COllar. Waving from The Bahamas, 🙂

  46. Great video! Definitely one of my favorites. I would match a the classic blue check shirt (#s34) with the red and blue stripe strong side stripe, item (#22121) plus maybe the brushed metal tie bar (#c893).

  47. I love the red and kelly blue hep medallion ties. I'd probably match them with the Tie Bar's textured solid dress shirt in white or light blue.

  48. Well good day Antonio with my choice with matching the shirt and tie together I think it’s only proper to bring a little bit of color and try something fun. My first example would be the purple PETITE HOUNDSTOOTH shirt pairing that with either a solid purple tie or even bringing A little more style into the wardrobe with the purple solid and that Tie. To me I feel this is a smart business casual look that can also be used as an after work drink session with the coworkers. I do believe however that the ideology behind it is that one must first understand the basics of the tie and shirt combination, and then try to add some color and some fun into the picture. Ultimately I think that any gentleman that’s taking into consideration their appearance can’t go wrong. Thanks again for your consideration and keep up the great work!

  49. Antonio, I have purchased three shirts from thetiebar and they are amazing! Fitting and quality are top notch! Well worth the money. Much appreciated for taking the time to produce the videos! 🙂

  50. Hey Antonio! Love your videos, these and Raphael's videos have helped to transform and improve my wardrobe. I have a question however. I recently bought a solid dark-green necktie in a second hand store, but Im worried that it doesnt match my shirts or suits. What shirt and suit combination is best for casual wear with a dark-green tie?

  51. Hello &Good morning

    Antonio i listen to your channel as i listen to others also… The way i see it, if each say the same thing in a different light then it must be worth remembering…

    I was watching "Gentilemans Gazette" and saw something new>

    Can you expand on two items;

    1.)Underbutton collar
    2.)Cocktail cuffs

    Thank you sir

    Frankie Whittom

  52. Well i like the tie bar but the shirts are.. puhh i can get the same qualety, wrinkle free, perfect fit for about 30 to 40 bugs at my loka stores

  53. I looked at the tie bar website. I was looking for another possible site for dress shirts. They did not advertise my size 19.0 inch neck and 33 inch sleeve length.

  54. I'm thinking of wearing a cream dress shirt with a white formal tie. The tie has small patterns on it if you look very carefully. I want to work the different shades. What do you think Antonio?

  55. I know it works putting some pattern ties on a pattern shirt but for me I like solid shirts because they are the most versatile with solid and pattern ties. That's just me. But i love the videos

  56. Nice vidéo. But i am still wondering wich tie to go for when im wearing my red striped white dress shirt..

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