A plain black collared shirt and a solid or patterned red necktie.
The black shirt and red neck tie combo has been very popular over the last few years. This is a very sharp look, not to be worn by the faint of heart. Other popular combos include solid neck ties in bold colours like gold, silver and purple.
2.A pale blue collared shirt with small white stripes and a plain pink necktie.
This style is all about business, but with a bit of a smile thrown in. Pink was repeatedly a colour avoided by the business man, but it has certainly come into its own over the past few years.
3.A light yellow collared shirt with a light yellow and blue patterned neck tie.
This is a good look on a lot of men, particularly those with a dark complexion, as yellow naturally complements the skin tone. Stripes and shapes are a great choice in patterned neck tie for this type of look.
4.A plain gray shirt with a patterned silk tie that features some gray colouring.
Gray is another colour that is really making a return when it comes to men’s shirt and tie combos. A strong pattern is a necessity in order for this appearance not to become out-of-date.
5.A small light red and white striped shirt and a patterned silk tie in similar colours.
For a necktie with larger stripes the shirt is the key to looking fantastic. If you are doing a pattern, be sure it has the same color of the shirt so that it does not look too busy. A bow silk tie can also be worn with this style.
6.A green shirt with a dark silk tie and matching green stripes.
Any pattern can really be worn with this look, as long as the green in the necktie matches or complements the green of the collared shirt. Men with green eyes look especially great in this combo.
7.A small checker-patterned brown collared shirt and larger checker-patterned silk tie.
This is another style for the brave, as it can easily be overdone and cause more of a nerdy style then the suave look most guys are going for. To go for it, be sure you have matching colours and that the silk tie has the bolder pattern.
8.A rich solid purple coloured collared shirt with a patterned tie.
A very deep purple is popular in this combo, as is a silk tie with an adventurous pattern, like paisley. A bow necktie often works with this look as well.
9.A dark collared shirt with a neck tie in the same color, but a few shades darker.
This has been an extremely popular style over the last few years. When trying, be sure you get a silk tie that is several shades darker then the collared shirt, as a contrast is really needed to pull this style off.
10.A white collared shirt with any manner of colored silk tie.
If doing a black tie for this style, be sure to add a comical detail like different cufflinks to keep the style from becoming overused. This is the mix that you are able to have the most fun with, as no necktie is really off limits with a white shirt. Just be sure you keep the silk tie in the professional, cool or “fun” range, and don’t dip down to the clich?d or crazy area.