Extra-long ties - Page 2
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6'3" here, and I'd also prefer extra long ties. They're just so hard to find over here, apart from bespoke.
It's not because of the rear loop, I'd never use it anyway, but the FIH looks sooo tiny with most ties (even the double FIH) in relation to my torso. If I go 'adventurous' and tie a more complicated knot the short end sticks out only for an inch or so, which looks really off IMO.
All need to be special ordered (surcharge) and take > 1month.
The most substantial are Loro Piana, with Rubinacci being the flimsiest. Just picked up an extra-long Kiton in plain navy colour. Boring but nice.
The Kiton folk were extraordinarily helpful. They were able to advise on every aspect, such as whether I should have a slightly bulbous shape to the tie (what's this feature called?).
Hope that helps someone
Capelli will do bespoke if asked by the right source. When Ambrosi and Napoli Su Misura have rolled through town, they have come with wonderful swatches. Very expensive.
There are a handful of cheaper option. The US catalogues (Land's End, and probably LL Bean and a few others) have a surprisingly good selection. Andrew's Ties in NYC has quite a few, and there may be others that I just can't remember now.
Overall, the situation is much better than it was 10 years ago.