I have decided to take the plunge into quality neckwear and am looking to purchase some Grossa Grenadine silk ties.
I am having some issues with deciding the length. The best tie in my wardrobe is a Dunhill silk tie which is a somewhat substantial, heavy silk. This currently measures 60.5 inches in length and is 3.35 inches (8.5cm) wide.
Now, ideally I would like the length to be approximately and inch and a half longer in the narrow blade so that it aligns with the wide blade. However, this would bring the overall length to 62 inches which, by my understanding, falls into the extra long category.
My preferred choice is a four in hand. I generally use this as I am attracted to heavier material for my ties, unless it is summer and I am wearing a light linen or cotton tie.
I am 6 foot on the button, so not particularly tall, which makes me doubt my ability to measure adequately!
I do not wear my ties long, in fact I stick with the regularly preached rule of keeping the tip in line with the belt (please see the attached picture with Dunhill tie, apologies for the awful photo).
Can you in all your wisdom provide some insight into this dilemma? Is this situation perfectly normal?
Edited by thatitalian - 8/21/13 at 7:41am