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Skinny, semi skinny or regular sized tie?

post #1 of 14
Thread Starter 

I am looking to build my tie collection. I hate skinny ties but I have seen some that are semi slim.  A litter slimmer than full sized ties.

 

I dont know what I should go with. Full sized or Medium sized.

post #2 of 14

Besides taking lapel width into concern, I don't know what to tell you. Personally, I stay away from the widest ones because I've got a small torso/narrow shoulders. But I'm flexible if the tie is otherwise perfect.

post #3 of 14
Skinny ties are always a no. Those things are hideous.

If you're a skinny guy with a narrow frame, go for the slim ties. If you have a bigger figure, obviously go with the full width.

Also, make sure your jacket lapel width matches that of your ties as well.
post #4 of 14
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Originally Posted by BullionBro View Post

I am looking to build my tie collection. I hate skinny ties but I have seen some that are semi slim.  A litter slimmer than full sized ties.

 

I dont know what I should go with. Full sized or Medium sized.

Dont let folks complicate things. After actually reading your post you are asking on an opinion between medium and full sized ties.

If you are young and or dress with somewhat of a modern style, go with the medium width. 2.75-3' is fine.

post #5 of 14
Go with 3.5-4'' ties. 2.75-3 is skinny enough to look bad. Skinnier than that looks really bad.
post #6 of 14
Thread Starter 

I went to hermes.com and love the neckties they have. Are those 3.5 inchers?

post #7 of 14
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Originally Posted by yywwyy View Post

Go with 3.5-4'' ties. 2.75-3 is skinny enough to look bad. Skinnier than that looks really bad.

I went to hermes and it says 3.15:

 

http://usa.hermes.com/man/ties/timeless/silk-twill/red/configurable-product-625660t-33830.html?nuance=7

 

are all the hermes ties considered skinny ties?  I love the designs.

post #8 of 14
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Originally Posted by BullionBro View Post

I went to hermes.com and love the neckties they have. Are those 3.5 inchers?

 

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Originally Posted by yywwyy View Post

Go with 3.5-4'' ties. 2.75-3 is skinny enough to look bad. Skinnier than that looks really bad.

IMO, ties in that range look great. My lapels are generally 2.5in

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Originally Posted by BullionBro View Post

I went to hermes and it says 3.15:

 

http://usa.hermes.com/man/ties/timeless/silk-twill/red/configurable-product-625660t-33830.html?nuance=7

 

are all the hermes ties considered skinny ties?  I love the designs.

I don't know if there's a consistent standard, but I'd say that is on the top end of "skinny"

post #9 of 14
You wear skinny lapels and you like skinny ties. You probably like close-fitting suits that are on the trendy side. So we're speaking from different perspectives on style. If you only wear lapels and ties that skinny, I'd say that's in bad taste. I agree 3'' is perfectly fine, but the slimmer limit for me.
Edited by yywwyy - 11/23/12 at 10:55pm
post #10 of 14
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Originally Posted by yywwyy View Post

Go with 3.5-4'' ties. 2.75-3 is skinny enough to look bad. Skinnier than that looks really bad.

I never wear anything above a 3.5", and I don't generally fall below 3", but there are a few exceptions (heavy texture like a wool or a knit demands a fairly narrow tie- my knits are all right around 2"). And I wouldn't tell anyone other than the seriously obese to wear the bibs that are 4" ties. Classic width tops out at around 3.75"- above that is occasionally trendy, but right now, it looks like a relic of the 80's.
post #11 of 14
Agreed. Mine are almost all 3.5''. I don't wear knits, so I can't comment on those.
post #12 of 14
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Originally Posted by BullionBro View Post

I am looking to build my tie collection. I hate skinny ties but I have seen some that are semi slim.  A litter slimmer than full sized ties.

I dont know what I should go with. Full sized or Medium sized.

Trust your intution go with your first thought...

The clasic tie width in America is 3.75 inches - 3.5 if you are thin. below 3.5 you should be very thin or enjoy a bit of fashion in your style.

Lapels are secondary to your physical size as a guideline to tie width.

I know that many stores sell narrow ties these days but that's fashion not a classic look - which is great if you like fashion or are very thin.

The reality is that most Americans are not thin so thin ties are not the norm in America.
post #13 of 14
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Originally Posted by yywwyy View Post

You wear skinny lapels and you like skinny ties. You probably like close-fitting suits that are on the trendy side. So we're speaking from different perspectives on style. If you only wear lapels and ties that skinny, I'd say that's in bad taste. I agree 3'' is perfectly fine, but the slimmer limit for me.

 

...disagree, but like you said, "we're speaking from different perspectivies on style."

post #14 of 14
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Originally Posted by BullionBro View Post

I went to hermes.com and love the neckties they have. Are those 3.5 inchers?


I think it look good :D

http://usa.hermes.com/man/ties/timeless/heavy-silk/bluered.html

 

 

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