Q. Ok, I need to know the optimum length and width for my wedding tie, and whether its best to have an actual textured tie - such as a woven silk shepherds check - or a printed version of one of the classics. I really like T&A small houndstooth, but feel ita a bit wide for my broad 5'8" frame. I'm a fitness fanatic so I have a largish chest, and smaller waist. OTR suits are normally a disaster.
A. (By @MrDaniels) Your tie width should be in proportion to the lapels on your jacket. If you have a big chest, the lapels should be on the wider side to be in proportion to your frame. Also, what kind of shirt collar will you be using....will there be a spread collar? If so a wider/ thicker tie may fill it better. Length should not be an issue at 5'8".
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