Patterns and styling tips
The paisley motif
Paisley was mostly worn by the son of a good family, first in England but also in Ivy League families. It was one of the few ties whose pattern was considered whimsical but acceptable in a casual setting.
These days, reserve imposing paisleys for outfits with tweed and flannel, and indulge your business outfits with more discreet patterns.
The alternation of paisley and monogram works strangely well, and doesn’t look too busy: this tie is therefore easy to wear with business attire. Of course, avoid wearing it with a gray suit.