We love how Alvin sported this tieless take on a classic navy suit straight from the get go. In fact, he was so confident in this fresh look—that he didn’t even bring a tie to the session!
Now, we’ve been doing this a lot, and I can tell you that when considering the “no tie look,” a proper dress shirt must be taken into account. Ties have these wonderfully useful ability to hide cheaper fabrics, thus making them look more polished. Remove the tie—expose the shirt.
Take a closer look and notice how you can feel the firm and crispness of the collar, the way the fabric reacts with the lighting creating smooth and silky shadows. Subtly, subtly, subtly. It’s what we always say on set. Little details make all the difference when shooting with a high resolution, high definition camera.
Don’t believe me? Just take a look at the subtle monochromatic stitching on his lapel. Though seemingly insignificant, it makes all the difference when it comes to first impressions.