Look Cool in Stripes
If you believe striped ties are a bit old-fashioned, it's time to look again. Sure, the diagonal striped pattern has been around a long period of time, but that's because generations of men the world over have always known how well a striped tie can pull a look together. Suitable for every celebration and permanently fashionable, striped ties are one of the cornerstones of every well-dressed male's wardrobe.
Not only diagonal
Typically, a minimum of in the UK, we wear our stripes on the diagonal, running right to left (when seen from above), although the fashion in the US has actually likewise included left to ideal stripes. However whichever method your stripes run, as long as you keep the stripes parallel across your knot of option, you'll look fab. Obviously, stripes do not have to be diagonal - horizontal, as well as vertical look great when matched well with the ideal shirt, cardigan, or jacket.
For the office, a blue and amber striped tie worn with a plain t-shirt is a match made in heaven, so too is apple green and white, or teal and white. The classic look normally includes two colours however three colours are likewise excellent - think jade green, pink and purple, or how about light blue, mustard and white?
Seasonal colours in stripes are a terrific way of commemorating and harmonizing with the time of year by wearing brighter colours in spring and summer season, and darker more soft colours in autumn and winter. It does not have to be that way. Why not use purple, gold, pink, or orange in black and white January; or forest green, mustard, charcoal, or black in July?
Casual or formal
If you want to achieve a more casual look with a striped tie you can easily do so. Dropping the coat and paring your tie with a vest or waistcoat strikes all the best notes, and a striped tie used with a slim fitting cardigan or jumper also strikes a cool chord - just do not have the tie knot pulled too tight!