A cravat is an important accessory and it should match our attire in material, pattern and colour. If one does not have many cravats, it is sufficient to have two plain cravats which can be worn on several occasions. When a plain cravat is worn with a patterned shirt or suit, one should make sure that the colours match.


For example, a yellow, green or brown cravat does not match a blue or grey suit, but you can wear a green or brown cravat with a brown suit. A patterned cravat can be worn with a plain suit and shirt if it matches with the colour and the pattern of the suit. Too colourful cravats should not be worn with an elegant suit.

It is important to know that the cravat should not be the same colour as the shirt or the suit. A smart dresser will know how to refresh their apparel by simply changing the cravat; a grey suit with a plain shirt will look completely different with a red cravat one put on in the morning and a blue one in the afternoon.

Here are some tables that can help you choose different colour combinations
Suit or jacket Green cravat Brown cravat Grey cravat Black cravat White cravat Red cravat Blue cravat Yellow cravat Purple cravat Wine-red cravat
Dark blue YES NO YES NO NO YES YES NO YES YES
Dark green YES NO YES NO NO NO YES YES NO NO
Brown YES YES NO NO NO NO NO YES NO NO
Grey YES YES NO NO NO YES YES NO YES YES
Black NO NO YES YES NO YES YES NO YES YES
White-beige YES YES NO NO NO YES YES NO YES YES