Inside the Box
“For a shirt with a small gingham pattern, a tie with a small, simple pattern
works best,” says Maloney. “A solid tie complements shirts with a larger block check. Bolder tie patterns on larger checks tend to fight too much. Also, the bolder color ginghams are better with solid, coordinated ties.” Thomas Pink shirt, $160; thomaspink.com. Tommy Hilfiger tie, $68; tommy.com.