Sunday, March 02, 2008
Snuffy P. Smith's Guide to St. Patrick's Day Style, Vol. 1: Ties
My personal St. Patrick's Day tie collection.
The tie is what makes or breaks a St. Patrick's Day outfit. And yes, ties are mandatory. The tie is the one universally accepted piece of flair for men. Therefore, your tie should be reflective of your own personality. A St. Patrick's Day tie should obviously have an Irish theme, or at the very least, have some green in it.
When choosing a tie to wear on St. Patrick's Day, you should consider the color of the jacket you will be wearing (jackets are preferred, but not mandatory). When wearing a green jacket, you should avoid a green tie. You want contrast. A navy or gold/yellow tie would work best. Orange is acceptable, as long as you understand that the orange in the Irish tricolor flag represents Protestantism (Ryan). A pink tie is unacceptable, fratastic, and makes you look like a watermelon. When wearing anything other than a green jacket, or no jacket at all, a green tie should be worn.