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Shirt Tie Matching Scale

Ichiro

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Ok, I'll try to explain my question as concisely as I can.

I've always worn a tie with a larger scale than the shirt I match it with. If, for instance, I wear a striped shirt and a striped tie, the tie will have bigger stripes than the shirt and therefore the tie will stand out and the shirt will be in the background. The same principle works with a checked shirt and a spotted tie. I like this look.

However, I was wondering, is it an ok look for the tie to have a smaller scale of stripe to the shirt? To me it looks a bit muddled and wrong but maybe I'm missing out. To my eye it can look like the shirt is trying to swallow up the tie. Am I wrong?
 

Eccentric

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It can look quite good if the stripes in the shirt are very small, imo.
 

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