What Tie Goes With a Striped Shirt?

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The key to wearing a tie with a striped shirt is to match or coordinate the tie's colors to the dominant color of the shirt. It is possible to wear solid, striped, patterned or even paisley ties with striped shirts.

According to clothing company Charles Tyrwhitt, when choosing to pair a striped tie with a striped shirt, it is important for the scale of the stripes to be different between the garments. A wide-striped tie can be worn well with a thin-striped shirt, and a thin-striped tie can be worn successfully with a wide-striped shirt. The stripes must not go in the same direction, and patterned ties must pick up or coordinate colors with the dominant colors of the shirt.