Shirt & Tie conundrum.
I'd say not necessarily. Surely you can wear a tie to smarten things up a bit. However, those shirts look really good simply buttoned all the way up to the top (as seen in the picture you provided). Here are a few more pictures of tie-less buttoned men from some recent lookbooks:
Guy on the right:
I know you specified button-down collars, but I'd give the same suggestion for no button as well. I'd say it's largely personal opinion though. As for what kind of tie, a solid knitted tie works fairly well in many settings.
Agreed, but you could wear a slim tie with it. It can be hard to find nice ties slim enough for low collars, though.
Originally Posted by Dustin
For that ASOS shirt you used as an example, I'd wear a brown herringbone tweed tie. H&M used to have a good selection of slim ties. I bought one there, and it looks a bit like the image below, but slightly lighter in colour.
Thanks Guys, fantastic advice!
Looks good but I'm not sure if I can pull of that look hahaha..