“A basic wardrobe of a smart man should have at least five ties. This should include one self-coloured dark blue; one for ceremonies with a blue background and small white drawings; one Regimental stripes with dark blue as the main color; and one lighter, in pastel hues, to be used in the morning. Considering my Neapolitan essence, I’d also suggest a more showy tie - bright sky-blue, bright yellow, or white. According to the rule, ‘light ties should be worn in the morning, dark ties in the evening.’ As for the striped ties, they should be proposed with a dark blue jacket and grey trousers.” — Maurizio Marinella of E. Marinella