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Cool thanks for the tips, guys. I'll probably check out Filenes today, or BB.

But the non-matched collar points would sadly me it a non-starter for me. :(
Hmm, that's interesting. See there's something else I never even would have thought of! So by non-matching, you mean the checked pattern is different at the end of each collar point, right?

I always thought of pattern matching as the pattern matching between the body of the shirt and yoke, and at the side seams. Hadn't even thought about the collar ends.
 

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One trick I like for matching ties is to find a tie you like that has the shirt color in it as a color. If the combination looks good on the tie by itself, it will look good with the shirt, too. Just make sure the pattern is a different scale than the shirt. Example:

Yeah I know what you mean. That's a good idea.

Once I started paying attention to these things, I started also looking on the color wheel and sure enough, most of the color combos you see on ties (not all, but most I think), fit the "rules" on using the color wheel to find matching or complimentary colors.
 

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Yes, the key is that the tie should look good by itself. And if you can find a tie where the predominant color of the shirt is only a minor color on the tie (which isn't the case in my example), so much the better.
Oh ok, I think I see what you mean. So you're suggesting finding a tie with purple in it, and then wearing that tie with the shirt, right?

What I've done, is look for ties with one of their colors being purple just in order to see what other color(s) the manufacturer has paired the purple with. So that's a trick to see what color compliments purple. Then I can go get a tie with no purple, but with the purple-compliment color seen in the tie. Know what I mean?
 
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