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Suit and Tie Combinations for All Seasons

Suit and Tie Combinations For Winter

With temperatures at their lowest and your extra layers rate at its highest, you might be forgiven for prioritizing warmth over style in your winter office outfits. But we’re back with another installment of our seasonal suit and tie combinations because you work inside and you’ve got to take that coat off sometime. Now is the time when you see men clad in suits, dress shoes, topcoats and thick, skullcaps in NFL team colors with logos on them. These “one of these things is not like the other” outfits are a fashion transgression that we find acceptable because it’s cold out there.

Of course, not everything that keeps you warm needs to be purely functional. Take the tie. It not only gives you a unified look, but it can act as a scarf. If you remember our story on the Evolution of the Knit Tie you’ll remember that the whole idea of the necktie came from how men wore scarves.

So with some help from our friends at Freshneck, we’ve put together a week’s worth of winter suit and tie combinations that’ll keep you warm outside and stylish inside.


You’ll be wooly warm in this suit and tie combination. The gray base color of this tie, set against a deep blue suit, shows why light gray wool is a winter classic.

Flatiron Blue Fine Check Custom Suit


Houndstooth and stripes? If subtle, then yes. This dark green, set against shades of dark gray, evokes the hearty character of evergreen needles of winter.

Highbridge Charcoal Houndstooth Custom Suit


The deep red hue of this maroon knit tie brings out the rich brown tones in this suit fabric. Such a luxe combination gives you a warm look in colder months.

Charcoal Brown with Blue Overcheck Custom Suit


Lavender may seem like an unusual choice for winter, but this tie puts some pop into this extra dark blue suit.  

Midnight Blue Custom Suit


This icy blue tie brings out all the lighter shades of blue in the suit fabric for a cool juxtaposition of sheen and matte.

Gray Birdseye Custom Suit

For more seasonal suit and tie combinations, take a look back at our Fall ensembles.

Want to get more ideas on how to pair Black Lapel suits with seasonally appropriate ties? Ask a Black Lapel stylist by emailing concierge@blacklapel.com.

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19 thoughts on “Suit and Tie Combinations for All Seasons”

  1. Alain says:

    Also Wednesday’s description is wrong. Otherwise beautiful combinations, ideal for Spring. Are knitted ties is more for sunny weather or for winter?

    1. Black Lapel says:

      Thanks, Alain. All is fixed. Knitted ties can be worn year round, so their seasonal appropriateness will depend on the color.

  2. Alex H says:

    Great article! I found this very interesting as it gives me some good ideas for Spring. Would you recommend a knitted tie for Spring?

    1. Black Lapel says:

      We would and we have 🙂 Check back to Thursday’s suit and tie combination.

  3. Alain says:

    Great ideas! Thanks a lot.

    1. Black Lapel says:

      Sure thing, Alain. May the spring weather be ever in your favor.

  4. Will says:

    Monday and Thursday descriptions the wrong way around, I’m afraid, gentlemen!

    1. Black Lapel says:

      Yep, we caught that too! Should be correct now 🙂

  5. Alain says:

    When you will give us combinations for spring?

    1. Black Lapel says:

      Coming soon, Alain. Stay tuned. We’ll be releasing the spring edition of this story later this April. If you’re not already subscribed to Compass emails, sign up now so you don’t miss this or any other stories.

  6. Will says:

    Absolutely love this series, some great ideas – though difficult not to daydream of having a closet full of all of your suits! Keep up the good work

    1. Black Lapel says:

      Glad we could help you come up with more ways to wear what you’ve got. And, hey, if you want to add to your collection, all of the ties are available from Freshneck and the suits are available from…well…us!

  7. Jovan says:

    “These “one of these things is not like the other” outfits are a fashion transgression that we find acceptable because it’s cold out there.”

    Why not a nice hat?

    1. Black Lapel says:

      A nice hat is always an option, Jovan. Sadly, so few men own one they’re forced to wear something that hurts their style just to keep warm. Those in the know, have a trusty tribly, porkpie, fedora, or snap brim handy.

  8. Black Lapel says:

    See Page 2 for Suit & Tie Combinations for Summer.

  9. John says:

    Great article.

    1. admin says:

      Thank you John. Stay cool.

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