Does this look like a good tie width? (Pic included)

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  1. Liquidus

    Liquidus Senior member

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    I received my blue grenadine tie from Sam Hober in a 3" width. I almost never wear a tie so I am not very good at tying them yet. Is this a good width for my frame and suit? Do the collars of the shirt seem too long? I am having a second tie made for finance interviews, so I am wondering whether I should stick with 3" or go a bit wider. [​IMG][​IMG]
     


  2. voltarc

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    Tie width looks good - matches well with your build and your lapel width. I'd say three inches is i appropriate. As far as the rest of your look goes, the SF masters will gig you on your jacket color/fit, but a couple quick fixes will removing the label from your left sleeve and putting a dimple in your tie under your knot. Once you can get it to a tailor, the jacket needs some sleeve shortening and waist supression. Looks good in the shoulders, though. Good luck with the interviews!
     


  3. Liquidus

    Liquidus Senior member

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    Thanks for the reply. Before anyone starts on the suit, I should mention that I just received it and it is in fact navy, not black.
     


  4. MyOtherLife

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    The width is fine. Best of luck.
     


  5. bowtielover

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    Yes, it is standard and well proportioned to the rest of the outfit.
     


  6. Ataturk

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    Tie width and length look great.

    You need to crank that knot down tighter, though, to get rid of the gap where the collar band shows above the tie.

    Also, the collar looks like it might be too tight.
     


  7. highball

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    I like it. This is pretty much the look I rock. The skinnier tie/lapel look is perfectly acceptable if you're a young skinny guy (like me). Echo the comments above about the knot.

    How do you like the sam hobar grenadine? Been thinking of getting one myself in a 3" width. Curious how supple the material is. Does it tie a knot well/easily or is it pretty stiff?
     


  8. korektphool

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    That is a nice tie but imo you are wasting it tying it the way you have done so above. Remove the gap between the tie and collar band (ie. pull it up higher) and aim for a dimple in the middle.

    3.25" for your next order might be better, but this width is totally appropriate for anything including interviews.
     


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    Tie width and length look great.

    You need to crank that knot down tighter, though, to get rid of the gap where the collar band shows above the tie.


    +1 on both of the above!
     


  10. porcelain monkey

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    Three inches is perfect for me. I think 3.5 is too wide and even 3.25 is pushing it. Anything skinnier than 2.75 looks to '80 punk rock for me.
     


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    Looks good to me! Is that a RLPL tag I see [​IMG]. For your other tie I would probably go with something a little wider though.
     


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    Perfect width
     


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    Tie width looks good to me, especially given the width of your lapels and your build.
     


  15. Liquidus

    Liquidus Senior member

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    Thanks for the replies. I'll definitely work on tying a better knot. I noticed that the long end and short end are a bit less than 1 inch apart when tied, while Sam Hober recommends 2 inches. Should I have my next tie be 56 instead of 57 inches?

    Highball, the tie feels great and is easy to tie. I don't much to compare it with since my only other tie is from Men's Warehouse. The consensus is overwhemingly positive for Sam Hober ties though.

    Newcomer: Sorry to get your hopes up, it's a BB 1818 Fitzgerald.
     


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