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post #16 of 25
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Originally Posted by josepidal
Is this a hard and fast rule? I find that I like the widest point of the tie roughly at the top of the waistband.

There are guidelines but not rules.

If your tie is at the top of the waistband, then the point would be perhaps half an inch below the belt buckle. Perhaps not optimal, but certainly not as bad as too short.
post #17 of 25
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Originally Posted by josepidal
Is this a hard and fast rule? I find that I like the widest point of the tie roughly at the top of the waistband.

I also prefer to have the "point" below the top of the belt; any higher and the tie looks too short.
post #18 of 25
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Originally Posted by whoopee
Doesn't happen much with higher waisted trousers.
Now that's a question. The general guideline is to have the tie tip at the belt buckle, but what about higher waisted trousers that sit at the natural waist, do you guys wear your tie very short in that case?
post #19 of 25
Short. One solution is to tie the front (showing) blade short and stick in the extra length of the narrow end. Or tie normally, tuck, and wear DBs or 3 piece suits.
post #20 of 25
First of all, there´s nothing wrong with showing some tie, IMHO. But I agree that it shouldn´t cross the belt buckle. You have got three options to avoid an all too prominent tie knot:


1. Get ties that use thinner silk and wadding, which will result in a leaner knot once tied.
2. Shorter ties can be bought OTR. And ultimately
3. Get bespoke ties. I think http://www.mulberrywood.com does a very good job here.

Hope that helps.

Regards

ccffm1
post #21 of 25
Ironically, most ties I own are too long. As in, I have to tuck the slack discreetly into the shirt placket. I wear my trousers roughly two inches below the navel (flat front) and use a four in hand knot.
post #22 of 25
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There's no worst evil IMO than a tie that reaches your groin area

Personally, I think three inches below your belt is better than three inches above, but their both wrong. However, like many things in life - I believe slightly too long is better than slightly too short. (That goes for pant legs, shirt sleeves, whatever.... )
post #23 of 25
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Originally Posted by Jovan
Ironically, most ties I own are too long. As in, I have to tuck the slack discreetly into the shirt placket. I wear my trousers roughly two inches below the navel (flat front) and use a four in hand knot.
I hear the Italian style is having the skinny part longer.
Or you could try a Victoria knot
post #24 of 25
I don't like Italian style, though. My preference is and always has been English. What's a Victoria knot?
post #25 of 25
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Originally Posted by Jovan
I don't like Italian style, though. My preference is and always has been English. What's a Victoria knot?
FIH with a second pass
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