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Disregarding whatever else is going on in this image I always thought thats how I was supposed to have the length of my tie. Obviously never going below the belt but the tip starting to cover it a little and the corners basically meeting where the top of the belt is.

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Disregarding whatever else is going on in this image I always thought thats how I was supposed to have the length of my tie. Obviously never going below the belt but the tip starting to cover it a little and the corners basically meeting where the top of the belt is.

 


There is no hard fast rule, however if it's shorter than the tip of your belt, then it will look silly and if it's longer then it will look silly and your knot will suck.

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Okay - I fully understand that SF doesn't "do" great big Paisley ties. But I was in a great big Paisley mood today. Aint gonna lie. That happens from time to time.

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jungleroller - that is what I aim for in tie length - or else with the tip just touching the belt buckle. But neither suspended well above nor dangling down below.
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Yeah, it's a range/spectrum and a bit subjective as to which end of the spectrum you align with. In general I'd speculate most people would lean toward top of belt than bottom but I don't think either is unacceptable.

But like RTC said, there are unacceptable tie lengths, too.
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For what it's worth:

 

http://www.styleforum.net/t/323034/tie-length

 

Cheers,

 

Ac

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Okay - I fully understand that SF doesn't "do" great big Paisley ties. But I was in a great big Paisley mood today. Aint gonna lie. That happens from time to time.

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jungleroller - that is what I aim for in tie length - or else with the tip just touching the belt buckle. But neither suspended well above nor dangling down below.

 

This looks fine to me.  In fact, I'd like it even more if it was a bit darker.  But still fine.

 

Paisley is good.

 

Cheers,

 

Ac

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Disregarding whatever else is going on in this image I always thought thats how I was supposed to have the length of my tie. Obviously never going below the belt but the tip starting to cover it a little and the corners basically meeting where the top of the belt is.

When people get hung up on using belt buckles, or thumbs and butts as points of reference, they're over-simplifying the problem. In case of very high/low pants or skewed body proportions this may lead to wearing something that doesn't flatter the figure. For example, a jacket looks best if its bottom divides your body roughly in half. Someone with very short legs may want to wear a shorter jacket that doesn't cover his butt completely to compensate for that and visually elongate his legs/shorten the torso. The same is true when wearing a tie, except that in 99% of cases the rule that it should somewhat cover the belt buckle will be relevant, because people don't wear super high-rise pants anymore. And extremely low-rise pants shouldn't be worn with ties anyway. In other words, choose the right point of reference, which is your entire body proportions, not just belt buckles or arm length.
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I don't stress if it isn't perfect, but I always shoot for something close to this.

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Roger-

On behalf of your neighbors to the south, thank you for not lobbing that weapon at is in this week's challenge.
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When people get hung up on using belt buckles, or thumbs and butts as points of reference, they're over-simplifying the problem. In case of very high/low pants or skewed body proportions this may lead to wearing something that doesn't flatter the figure.

 



I categorically avoid the extremes of very high or very low rise trousers, so the over-simplification works fine for me. But your point is well taken.

Academic2 - thanks.

Mr. D - cheers - that's actually the same suit as I posted in the challenge, but worn with the vest (which I abandon in warmer weather) and a more festive shirt / tie.
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Roger, that suit is superb.
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Roger, that suit is superb.

 



Thanks much! I don't have a full shot of today's fit, but this is a pic of the same suit from the challenge, sans vest. Samuelsohn MTM.

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WIAWRN

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I don't stress if it isn't perfect, but I always shoot for something close to this. Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)
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so you shoot for awesome combinations?
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Roger, that suit is superb.

yes, yes it certainly is.
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