Originally Posted by tancredi
Do you buy them specifically to match ties? How does folding vary for occassion? Say, hypothetically, for a young professor?
I think the consensus (with which I agree) is that you do not want to match the tie exactly. Rather, it should complement other components of your outfit, such as by matching - not necessarily exactly - a secondary color in your tie or shirt. The type of fold is largely a matter of preference, but for a young professor (as opposed to someone working in a more formal or conservative business environment) I'd encourage you to try something a bit more rakish, such as a multi-point or "puffy" fold.