Madras Plaid Tie

If you’ve seen the 10 Essential Ties video, you’ve seen this look. Even if you consider your style somewhat conservative, it’s important to have at least one tie in your collection that’s a little bolder as well as a little bit fun. Here’s a sharp look for the warmer months featuring one of my favorite spring/summer ties, my madras plaid tie.

Madras Plaid Tie - He Spoke Style

Though when we hear the term “madras” we often think of bold plaids and patchwork or patterned textures, madras is actually a kind of lightweight cotton fabric. So even if an item has what we’d consider a typical madras pattern, it doesn’t necessarily make it madras. My tie, for example, falls into that category and is actually madras-inspired. For the purists, here’s one cut from the proper cloth.

This look also falls into one of my favorite categories: small changes, big impact. Regular readers know that I enjoy showing how a minor tweak to one outfit can make a drastic impact on its overall affect. About a year ago, I published this look without the tie. One simple addition takes it from sharp casual cool to office-appropriate.

Madras Plaid Tie - He Spoke Style

| WEARING | Blazer c/o Reiss (similar, last seen HERE), Shirt c/o Banana Republic, J.Crew jeans, belt and madras plaid tie, Nordstrom pocket square, Timex watch, Ray-Ban sunglasses, Loafers c/o Allen Edmonds | PHOTOGRAPHY | by Rob McIver Photo

Madras Plaid Tie - He Spoke Style

Madras Plaid Tie - He Spoke Style

Thanks for reading.

Stylishly Yours,

He Spoke Style


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