\r\n\r\nWhy am I so excited about Ty Burrell?? Well, not only is he Phil Dunphy on Modern Family….he’s also the voice of Mr. Peabody in Mr. Peabody and Sherman, as well as the dastardly Jean Pierre Napoleon in the upcoming Muppetts Most Wanted.…\r\n\r\nHow can you not get excited over a middle-aged guy with such a great sense of humor?? and a great sense of casual style. (a friend of mine requested that I show some casual style and Ty’s got it.) Here he is with co-star Max Charles at a screening for Mr. Peabody and Sherman. The key to what he’s wearing is great fit and great color. A great pair of well-fitting (not baggy, not tight) straight jeans, with a sweater-shirt combination in shades of teal blue. No tie necessary, as it’s a casual combo, best suited for a “casual Friday” where dress denim is allowed. (note that Ty’s also in last week’s GQ’s Last Night Must-See Menswear column for his shirt and tie combos.)\r\n\r\nIf he wanted to dress it up just a bit more, he could add a patterned tie, perhaps in a plaid or stripe, and dark gray trousers, to give it more of a work appropriate feel.\r\n\r\nAnd here’s another look that also scores on the casual-work scale….One reason I love this photo and shirt-tie combo is that it’s one that I put together for my boyfriend…come to think of it, Ty Burrell kind of resembles my boyfriend…. he’s got a bit more hair on top though, but you get the idea :)\r\n\r\nBut back to Ty’s style. In looking through a number of photos of Ty, he does a lot of mini-check or striped button-down collar shirts. Button-downs are considered more casual than the spread or pointed collar sans buttons. There’s nothing that says you can’t match a mini-check button-down with a great tie though. Ty’s ties are usually solid, either straight thin or hand-tied bow ties, which, in solids, look fabulous. He also matches blue chambray with plaid or polka-dot ties, which gives chambray a bit more of a work-type look.\r\n\r\nChambray, btw, is all over, for women and men, for Spring. So, as long as your office isn’t business formal, a quality blue chambray with a cool tie a la Ty will work perfectly!