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“Keep the look young and fresh while wearing a skinny tie”

“Keep the look young and fresh while wearing a skinny tie”
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First Published: Sat, Jun 23 2007. 12 03 AM IST
Updated: Sat, Jun 23 2007. 12 03 AM IST
I’ve noticed that thin, skinny ties are in fashion now. How can one wear them?
The skinny tie is very fashionable right now, but it mostly suits young people who are fit and have a slim body. If you want to wear the skinny tie formally, wear it tone-on-tone—for example, pair a black shirt with a grey tie. For casual wear, team a white shirt with colours such as beige, black or grey. Thin ties don’t look nice in bright colours, but dark metallics such as silver grey or dark bronze look stunning for a night out. These ties also look good with jeans or sporty clothing, and you should wear them with a shorter length jacket, such as a bomber jacket. The idea is to keep the look as young and fresh as possible.
A lot of stores stock what are called “lightweight knits” in the summer. Are they really suitable for the season?
Light knits look great and are definitely suitable for the summer. Just make sure they’re made of cotton, which breathes well. What’s great about them is that they not only look good but are suitable for both the heat of the outdoors and the cool of air-conditioned offices. Light knits will keep you warm enough in the cold and cool when you’re out in the heat.
What shirts can one wear with linen suits?
Of course, a linen shirt goes perfectly with a linen suit. Opt for checks or stripes if you’re wearing the outfit for a business-or work-related purpose. Even cotton shirts go well with linen suits. The most important thing to remember is to wear a shirt made of a natural fabric. Otherwise, it defeats the very purpose of wearing a linen suit, which is to keep cool.
(Write to Narendra at boardroombootcamp@livemint.com)
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First Published: Sat, Jun 23 2007. 12 03 AM IST
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