Am I the only one here who dislikes thin ties? The thinnest I would go would maybe be 3 inches. I mean if I wear a tie I want to look all nice and neat and thin ties for some reason dont look as professional to me.
I hate to be repetitive, but the essential thing here is matching your body type to your tie. I'm 5'7" on a good day and 140lbs, if I wore anything over 3" I'd look like a clown...I love skinny ties and wore them before they were suddenly trendy again (even though everyone always seems to say that )
That said, a 3" width is always a safe bet, not too clown-ish looking whilst not being too Mod-ish, unless that's what you want