1) Vadim: According to you, Emanuele, how do you combine patterns "con gusto"? Can you give us some examples?
Emanuele: Sure, let the examples do the talking. Let's take a shirt with a flower pattern as an example. I don't mean the small patterned ones but the ones with more prominent flowers. This shirt can be perfectly combined with a blue jacket, as seen in the example below:
We can combine it with beige or camel jackets on top and with a pair of jeans (either in or out of the pants) on the bottom. Then there is a distinction to be made between shirts in fil coupé and printed shirts. The print shirts, as you see below,
Have the pattern, called print, only on the outside, while the inside is neutral. Fil coupé, on the other hand, is an embroidery fabric where the design is the same inside and outside, as the print isn't drawn but sewn.
Let's move on to a more colourful fantasy; in our case, we take this one from the large "fiorelloni".
One can wear it with white or beige trousers and a blue jacket. I recommend having at least one shirt element that recalls another garment, such as the jacket or trousers. Also, do not try to put together items whose colours are incompatible with each other. It is essential to always wear your shirt with "gusto" (taste) and effortlessness.
2) Vadim: Next, let's talk about the combination of shirts and ties.
Emanuele: I wish to clarify that the tie is the emblem, together with the shirt, of a timeless style, of immortal elegance. There was a particular period in history when one could not wear the shirt without a tie and (obviously) vice versa. We have carried this vision to the present day, although it must be said that we have much more freedom to manoeuvre right now.
However, there is no doubt that the tie has remained a synonym of elegance and safety in our collective imagination. I don't think I'm exaggerating when I say that the tie is a faithful mirror of what a man or woman represents.
Now, how can a tie and a shirt be combined? An unbeatable combination is a nice regimental tie and a striped shirt.
Or a solid colour.
I remind you that it is a good rule for the tie to have at least one shirt or jacket colour.
Alternatively, it is also allowed to have a complementary shade to either the shirt or the jacket. When the tie has two or more colours, one needs to make sure that at least one of these colours matches the colour of the rest of the outfit.
For those who want an additional touch of colour, I will show you some non-intuitive combinations that, in my opinion, are a winning combo. Let's take this patterned pink tie and pair it with a light blue shirt. When combined, the faint contrast gives us an elegant solution.
Or you can take a dark green tie with a raw silk pattern, also combined with a lilac shirt.
You don't have to fear colour contrasts. The important thing is to avoid irredeemable cacophonies.
Let's continue; You can also get a patterned tie with stamps.
And put it on the striped shirt. The result is a lovely and somewhat unexpected combination.
The fact remains that the tie gives an extra touch regardless.