Yes exactly, 8 - 9cm is my preferred choice of width. The usual at Zegna, ie the tie wall is 6 from memory and even less when David Jones used to sell them here, they seemed quite narrow and stupid looking.
In my humble view I think Drakes have the best; they have a range that comes in at 9cm, beautiful width especially given the nice textures, stripes and patterns they are using. By far my favourite ties. Am still paying off the credit card from the damage I did at the Armoury....still was great fun, they have a very good selection.