The navy suit is a quintessential item in a classic men’s wardrobe. Naturally, it’s important to know how to style it. If you’re wondering what color ties you can wear with your navy suit, read on for some style inspiration.
Solid Color Ties
Solid color ties are excellent for navy suits. If you don’t have a tie collection yet, solid-colored neckties are the best place to start. Vibrant colors and shiny textures can add a lot of personality to your look. But, if you’re aiming for a traditional look—and you need ties that are easy to mix and match—then choose a classic color and texture that is smooth, matte, and refined.
When pairing a solid color tie with a navy suit, your best bets are dark red ties or shades of blue. The latter option depends on whether you’re wearing a blue or white shirt. For example, if you are wearing a light blue shirt, a red tie will look fantastic. If you are wearing a white shirt, red or blue can both work.
Polka Dot Ties
Polka dot ties are excellent alternatives when wearing a navy suit. Simply put, the polka dot pattern doesn’t usually show up on other menswear. Because of this, you don’t typically need to worry about such a tie interfering with the other articles in your ensemble by mimicking the same pattern. Of course, this isn’t true if you plan on wearing a polka-dot navy shirt or suit jacket!
Still, most guys can get away with a polka dot tie in red, purple, and shades of blue (taking the above advice about the color of your shirt into account). Polka dot ties can be a great way to spice up your outfit on a semi-formal or more casual occasion or even daily work at the office.
Want something a little fancier and more unique? Try a Paisley tie with your navy suit.
Paisley is a repeating, curved, and beautiful design that hails from the Middle East. Paisley ties are usually quite ornate and feature interesting designs that draw the eye and give your outfit a little extra sophistication. They can go well with plain navy suits or navy suits with relatively static or simple patterns, like basic lines.
Similar to polka dot ties, Paisley neckties are pretty casual, so you won't want to wear them to the most formal wedding on your schedule. But, they can be good choices for a day at the office or more semi-formal get-togethers or parties.
Knit ties are in fashion once again. They’re larger, bulkier, and heavier compared to most woven ties. Because of this, knit ties have a noticeably bumpy texture—but that can be a good thing if your navy suit is very well put together.
On top of that, the thickness of a knit tie’s knot is ideal for guys with larger faces or broad shoulders, as the largeness of the knot will complement your stature. Choose this tie to pair with your navy suit if you want something a little old-fashioned or suitable for winter weather, especially if the rest of your outfit is warm.
Last but not least is striped ties. Striped ties are office staples, so you can wear them to most workplace events or meetings. Interestingly, there are two types of striped neckties you might want to wear with a navy suit:
- University neckties, which feature stripes that slant downward from left to right
- Regimental ties, which have diagonal stripes that slant from right to left. They’re a bit old-school and harken from designs used by the British military
The Perfect Trousers for Every Suit
We hope you enjoyed this style guide on matching ties for a navy suit. Remember, if you’re ever looking for matching trousers to go with your favorite blazer, Berle is here to help. Our tailored collection is ideal for semi-formal and formal occasions when you need a pair of trousers that fit just right.
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