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.