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What Width Should My Tie Be

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Over the last decade there has been a trend for men wearing skinny ties. I blame indie bands with their outfits combining lycra tight jeans worn with a diaphragm suffocating shirt and blazer. They complement this overly fitted look with skinny ties. As a result it has unfortunately spilled over into mainstream fashion and men find it acceptable to wear these stringy cut-off bits of material round their necks.

The skinnier the tie the more casual it is going to look. A reason for wearing a tie in the first place would be to add an element of smartness to a gentleman’s outfit, not to take it away.

So taking skinny ties out of the equation, what width should a man’s tie be?

Most men’s ties now have a width of around 5cm, and this would be the minimum width length we would suggest. Ideally seek out a 7cm width to maintain your contemporary sartorial elegance.

Sam Brady is a menswear expert, having worked in or around the field for the past 14 years. He has built up a keen eye for detail when it comes to the production of clothing, and is happy showcasing the craftsmanship of Savile Row and Jermyn St. But he understands the need for an interchangeable modern man’s wardrobe that mixes high street and luxury clothing.

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