What patterns, colors and textures pair best with this season's dark suits?
You can make a strong statement with your dark suits by keeping your dress shirts and neckwear in a graphic palette of black, white and grey. For the most classic look, start with a crisp white dress shirt, which you can use as a backdrop for patterns in your neckwear: stripes, dots and jacquard ties in dark hues (that match your suit) all add interest while keeping the whole look sleek. For even more drama, choose a patterned dress shirt that features iconic gingham or herringbone and keep your neckwear solid black. Use this opportunity to get creative with the texture: the sheen of silk, the texture of a knit tie or even a matte wool fabric can all add dimension when paired with a streamlined solid or striped suit in wool gabardine.