The Colour of Envy: Pairing a Green Tie

Green for a tie is a wonderful colour but can be a challenge to pair if you're trying to create a timeless look. Follow our approach for success.
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We love to see people wear green. Not just during the holidays, but all year round - especially during the fall season.

No doubt it's a bold colour. We give it a 50% Versatility Score, so you have to take care while trying to achieve a classic and timeless style.

Charging ahead with a daring green tie could effectively overshadow you. However, putting thought into what you pair with your gorgeous green tie will make others, dare I say, green with envy.

The best approach is simplicity for that timeless and classic look.  For the sake of simplicity, I'll focus this piece on selecting the perfect shirt to compliment a bold green tie.

But before we pick a shirt, we need to get the right tie. And for that, we go green with grenadine.

Wear Green Grenadine

If you're going to wear a green tie, make it a grenadine. Grenadine weave is the best-kept secret in neckwear. Its unique texture adds beautiful visual interest to your necktie that makes people take notice. Learn more and fall in love with the style and texture of grenadine ties.

Let's agree that green in any shade is a bold colour choice. The next step then is to mute it. Do this by contrasting the tie with pattern, colour or both.

Tone it Down and Stay Neutral

Neutral colours like white, grey, beige and blue can help tone down the colour of the tie. Again, if your goal is classic timelessness then opt for an understated knot - our signature Four-In-Hand will do just fine.

Neutral colours like white, grey, beige and blue can help tone down the colour of the tie.

Stay Neutral and Add Patterns

Adding a pattern will help subdue the bold colour more. You do risk creating another problem, so use caution. Opt for a subtle pattern, like thin pinstripe, window pane, houndstooth, or graph check. Don't forget your understated knot. This is most critical now since you've added a pattern.

Adding a pattern will help subdue the bold colour more.

Visual Interest

If you're in the market for a green tie, go beyond just colour. Craftsmanship, material, country of origin, interlining, and the number of folds are all essential elements. Add visual interest to your checklist.

Green Grenadine Tie

Our Green Tie, pictured above is made with a Grenadine weave. It has a fine three-dimensional weave and is a classic mainstay for the tie connoisseur and grabatologist.

Only two of today’s textile mills can produce grenadines, making it very rare to come by. A Green Grenadine tie will add a level of refined sophistication that no other green tie could achieve.