Originally Posted by cappyg00k
Hey guys, I'm sure many of you have seen The Sartorialist's new column in American GQ and he mentioned the man was wearing the necktie the "Italian way", back of the tie longer (i.e., thin part of the neck tie longer). I always thought people did this as a mistake or store displays on mannequins to make the tie knot really thick. Has anyone else ever heard of a such?
You'll see it a lot if you look for it. Leaving the narrow end long so it can be tucked into your trousers is what you do if don't have your ties made to measure and the ends will otherwise hang too far past your belt.
More common with high waisted trousers, but men have been doing this for as long as there have been neckties.