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Aniston Could Have Found
A Match for That Tie
New York, NY December 19, 2008 --
Aniston Could Have Found A Match For That Tie
Jennifer Aniston, who appeared naked on the cover of the January
09 issue of GQ Magazine wearing only a tie, could have benefited
from a visit to
ShirtsAndTies.org the new fashion advise for guys web site.
“Obviously, she couldn’t find a shirt or
suit to go with that boldly patterned necktie,” says Gerald
Andersen, founder of
ShirtsAndTies.org and former Executive Director of the Men’s
Dress Furnishings Association. “If she had visited my site and
played the matching game, she would have realized that there are
many stripe, plaid and check patterned shirts that coordinate
beautifully with that tie.” The matching game is an interactive
feature of the site that teaches visitors how to match patterned
ties with patterned shirts.
He also takes issue with her choice of
pattern. “The tie is the most expressive item of male apparel. You
can find a tie that expresses any taste or personal interest,” he
“If she had gone with a Labrador
retriever theme tie, she could have gotten in a subtle plug for her
new movie, Marley and Me. Women, who always look at a man’s tie,
would have noticed and said ‘Hey, let’s go see that movie’ .”
“Clearly, the look works for her, but a
guy showing up for a job interview similarly attired is going to
have a problem,” Mr. Andersen cautions.
ShirtsAndTies.org also has tips and advice on how to dress for a
Since the tie is unknotted, she seems to
have issues in this important accessorizing step.
ShirtsAndTies.org comes to the rescue with step-by-step tie
knotting directions. “Halle Berry, who appeared on the cover of the
November Esquire wearing only a jacket, bra, and tie, got it right.
The tie was perfectly tied and dimpled.”
Web Site Teaches Men
How To Dress Well in Troubled Times
New York, NY December 1, 2008 -- Can
a necktie make a difference in your career?
In these troubled financial times, it is more important than
ever for a man to maintain a professional appearance. The
problem is that many men, children of the corporate casual
workplace, don’t know where to begin.
This is the mission of
ShirtsAndTies.org, a web site dedicated to teaching men to dress
with style and confidence.
The site was created by Gerald Andersen, former executive director
of the Men’s Dress Furnishings Association.
“Men are realizing that a professional image is an important part of
establishing their personal brand and an important survival tool as
well”, Mr. Andersen said. “It is one more thing that will
distinguish them from the guy in the next cubicle or office.”
Mr. Andersen has 35 years of experience in the men’s wear business.
“After the MDFA was disbanded, I realized that the mission of
helping men use dress as both a means to an end and a means of
self-expression, was still a very valid one,” he added.
The new site covers basics such as how to tie a tie, how to shop for
shirts and ties, clothing care, how to match suits with shirts and
ties, as well as career tips such as how to dress for a job
“Putting yourself together, is just as important as putting your
resume together,” Mr. Andersen contends.
He advises that dressing conservatively is the best strategy when
meeting a future employer for the first time. “You usually can’t go
wrong by projecting a professional appearance. Choose a classic suit
in a dark color, white or solid color shirt, and neatly patterned
tie. Don’t be afraid of bold color in your choice of necktie. It
gets you noticed in a positive way.”
The site isn’t all business, however. There is an entertaining and
educational interactive game that teaches men how to put patterned
shirts and ties together effectively.
For additional information, please contact Mr. Gerald Anderson.