Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by doughboysc, Apr 25, 2012.
My new poll?
I prefer the skinny/narrow ties and you're seeing more of that again nowadays.
A 3.5" tie hardly 'narrow', anything <3.75" and >3.25" is just above average and doesn't really fit into the 'narrow' or 'wide' categories.
Though personally I do prefer ties narrower, as I am quite small myself, so I like them to be 2.75"-3".
I liked wider ties, but not too wide, I guess I like the standard brioni width, or maybe even steffano ricci width which is a little wider. Skinny ties scream hip and trendy to me. Hip and trendy = poorly dressed imo.
There's just a slight difference between a skinny and the regular ties. But I would still grab for the skinny tie.
IMO tie width needs to be similar to your lapel width and your lapel width needs to be determined by your chest/shoulder size.
So in my case it's 3" - 3 1/4"
Skinny, because I only wear ties when I go out -- to me a skinny (more like narrow) tie and coat with slender lapels is more "going out on the town" than a traditional width tie/lapel combo.
For about 10 years I wore trad width ties from BB and Talbott almost exclusively to work. One day in the mid-90s, the big boss looked over her glasses at me in a meeting (I was almost certainly wearing charcoal wool slacks, a white OCBD and a Talbott repp tie -- hey, got to have a uniform --), and sniffed, "Oh, I see you dressed up today."
That was the last time I wore a tie in that job. (I'm an editor). I wore ties to work again when I moved to NYC about a decade ago but stopped when I realized even the old guys had stopped wearing them.
I know that sometime in my lifetime wider ties will be in fashion again. But I really hope not. I have a skinny neck and even when they were fashionable I didn't think it looked good.
Wide ties for me. They just seem more masculine than the narrow ones.
You should have had skinny, medium, wide.
There is a big difference between a 2" and a 3.5" tie. I'd go 3-3.5 but that doesn't really qualify as a skinny tie.
I agree with the below.
I try to stick to ties between 3.25" and 3.75", which I consider the normal range. It doesn't make sense to have 3.5" ties in a separate category from 3.75" ties--they both fall into a classical tie width range.
Not "kipper" which were much wider
I'm a narrow tie person but I hate skinny ties, I'd wear wide ties before touching skinnies. what do I click?
I'm actually a fan of both... But still, if I had to pick one, it'd be skinny
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