A strong check tie, set against a deep blue suit and white shirt, is the simplest way to work a pattern right this season.
Opt for bright, bold fabrics — madras and gingham work particularly well — in styles that are just wider than skinny. Check these out. (Sorry.)
1. Black watch check tie, £75, by Hackett
2. Pink multicoloured check tie, £59, by Ede & Ravenscroft
3. Green and blue check tie, £75, by Hackett
4. Blue and pink check tie, £85, by Gieves & Hawkes
5. Red and yellow check tie, £69, by Brooks Brothers