The Classic: the plain suit
1. A striking shirt in two colours gives a narrow-cut, monochrome two-button suit a casual touch.
2. The tie should be worn in the same contrasting colour as the shirt cuffs and collar.
3. Another variation on the plain suit: a thinly striped shirt combined with a vertically striped tie in harmonising tones and materials. The colours black, white and grey are especially appropriate for business.
4. A narrow knit tie makes a clear fashion statement: worn with a simple suit, this is an extremely stylish eye-catcher.
Black Tie Dress code: The tuxedo
1. A tuxedo with a shawl collar is more fashionable than a version with lapels. A white shirt with a tuxedo is a must.
2. A shark collar is the most suitable choice to wear with a tie.
3. A bow tie completes the look and gives it an even more festive touch. A plain white shirt works best.
4. A tuxedo is all about simple elegance. When it comes to accessories, the connoisseur exercises restraint: distinguished cufflinks and a highly polished watch are the sole accessories needed to round the outfit off perfectly.
Modern elegance: Double-breasted with four buttons
1. Those who entirely avoid a shirt and tie show they are not afraid to experiment. A thin knitted sweater with a button-down collar is an exciting alternative and makes for an exceptional overall look.
2. The safest alternative to combine with a pinstripe suit is a simple, plain silk tie in a colour which entirely matches the suit. Ultra slim and tied with a thick half Windsor knot gives the look a fashionable touch. In the case of a double-breasted four button jacket, all buttons should be fastened with only the lowest button on the outside edge left open.
3. The stylish alternative is a combination with a knit tie. This should always be kept slim-fitting and in one colour.