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ties: what do you think is the best width for a tie?

post #1 of 17
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personally, I like my ties on the slimmer side. 2 3/4 inches, 2 7/8 or 3 inches seem to be the best in my opinion. I also like jackets to have slimmer lapels.

post #2 of 17
2.75-3" for me, but this is because I am very skinny. A tie this width looks about the same on me as a 3.5" tie does on most people.
post #3 of 17

I'm a 38S in jacket size with a 15" neck... to give you a sense of how big I am... a wide tie doesn't work well on me. 3.25" - 3.5" are the range most of my ties.  I don't like to go too narrow, though... I work in a relatively conservative environment.

post #4 of 17
I like 3.5." I find the trend toward skinnier ties, which I include 3" to be uncomfortable. I am not a big person. 5'6.5" 160lbs.

I have one tie 3" that I never wear. I also have some 4" ties from Drakes that I wear frequently and find to be fine in terms of width.

Yet, 3.5" are what I had my one Hober made, and I think it works best with my frame.
post #5 of 17
+1 to the proportion thing...if you are a really skinnny guy, a wide tie might look foolish, ditto for a ultra slim tie on a fat guy. Since you asked, I like the look of the 2.75-3.25" tie mysel. I wear a 39/40 jacket and am 6;1", 155. The trend is definitely towards slimmer, but my advice is to see what is asthetically pleasing to your eye and go with it.
post #6 of 17
Proportion, absolutely. At 6'4" and 265lbs, the current trend toward skinny (< 3") ties makes buying a bit tougher.

That said, 3 1/2" to 3 3/4" look proper on me.
Edited by LeviMay - 9/28/11 at 3:57pm
post #7 of 17
^what he said. I'm a solid 44R and 3.25" is pushing too skinny for me. I have a few that are ~4" and that's approaching too wide, depending on lapel width. 3.5 to 3.75" seems to be the sweet spot.
post #8 of 17

Over time, I've realised that I like 3.25" best, though definitely not narrower than that. 3.5" is OK too, though not my ideal preference, but 3.75" looks too wide on me.

post #9 of 17
3.25 is perfect for me.
post #10 of 17
I have become more obsessed with taper than width recently. For a tie without much taper to it, 2.75" to 3.25" is my range with 3" being about the sweet spot. In a perfect world all my ties would be 3.25 to 3.5" at the widest point and taper to about 2.5" about 8 or 9 inches up from the tip. I have grown to really dislike ties that are the same width all the way down the blade, especially if they are over about 3" wide.
post #11 of 17
I like them wide and bold @ 4". Stefano Ricci is my idol.
post #12 of 17
This thread neads a poall.
post #13 of 17
3 1/2 is my favorite size.
post #14 of 17

3.5-3.75

post #15 of 17
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Originally Posted by uhurit View Post

I like them wide and bold @ 4". Stefano Ricci is my idol.

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