If suits, shirts and ties came only in black and white, life would be so much simpler for suit-wearing men. Then again, that would also make the world look like one big, never-ending cocktail party. The variety in colors in men’s wear reflects the variety of occasions a man might go through in his life. Weddings, business affairs, black-tie events, daytime parties, night time parties – it’s endless.

And so are the potential permutations for suit-and-tie combos. Not all permutations work. How do you know which ones do and which ones don’t? Our handy guide below will make things so much simpler for you, dear coat-wearing companion. You’re free to break the rules of fashion but only do so when you know the actual rules, we always say. Continue reading