We are looking for tie and sock designs for the professional man (30+ years old). Think Ferragamo, Hermes and Vineyard Vines. Small and repeated patterns of everyday life.
Similar patterns for the socks (size can not be the same as ties because of knitting vs. printing so they will need to be larger)
Color palette should be purples, pinks, blue and grays.
Pattern suggestions - houndstooth, geometric, herringbone, glen plaids, zig zags, argyle, paisley, moustache and skulls. Use your own ideas and be creative.
Main colors to avoid on both ties and socks - no black, browns, reds, orange, yellows, whites or greens as a base. They are safe for an accent color but not the base.
Patterns to avoid on ties - colligate, vertical or horizontal stripes.
Patterns to avoid on socks - colligate and vertical stripes.
Remember - the average guy wears a navy or charcoal suit to work with a white or blue shirt.