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3.5 inch ties now hard to find

ezx3000

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Looking around all the new ties I notice that 3.5 inch ties are becoming increasingly hard to find. many tie makers now moved the standard width to 3.25 inches including Drakes, Hermes, Ferraggamo and even the guy at Kiton section in Saks NYC told me that they are only carrying their own "Kiton Black" now which is a narrower tie than the standard Kiton (along with shorter kiton suit jackets). Do you guys think this trend is going to last? Or with fewer and fewer options should I resort bespoke like Sam hober for all my ties? Anything short of 3.5 doesn't look right and anything under 3.25 looks ridiculous to me.
 

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My preference is also for ties with a width of 3.5 inches. In general I avoid ties that are thinner. I don't think they are rare, exactly, but they do share the market space with thinner ties.

Vanda makes ties in that width.
 

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I walked into Barney's and I couldn't find a single drakes or Ferraggamo tie that was greater than 3.5 inches, same for the Hermes store, a few months ago that was not the case, I purchased a Hermes tie and all of them were 3.5. It seems like they will be out completely pretty soon.
 

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I'm a slimmer guy so I prefer slimmer ties 3-3.25 are perfect for me. Don't know what I was thinking with the 3.5+ inch ties that dominate my collection. Below 3 inches isn't for me though.
 

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