Is a slim tie suitable for a job interview?

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  1. northantslad

    northantslad Member

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    Most of my shirts have collars which are more suited to a slim tie. Is this acceptable for a job interview or would a more traditional wider tie be better?
     


  2. jt10000

    jt10000 Senior member

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    Ask yourself this question: is a job interview a situation in which you want to wear acceptable clothing or optimal clothing?
     
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  3. md2010

    md2010 Senior member

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    It depends on what type of job. If the interview is for toilet cleaning job then feel free to wear any types of tie.
     


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    msulinski Senior member

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    I'm not entirely sure why the type of collar is dictating your choice of tie. Are these very narrow-spread point-collar shirts? Many "skinny" ties are close in width to regular-sized ties up around the neck area.

    Ideally, your tie width should be a function of the width of your lapels as well as the width of your body/shoulders. The idea is for the tie to be in proper proportion to your body. If you are skinny, then you should probably wear a slimmer tie. If necessary, you should get a shirt that is more accommodating to your tie.
     


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    doughboysc Senior member

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    I think the 2.5" wide to 2.75" wide necktie is okay.
     


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    gsugsu Senior member

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    What width tie do you consider "slim"? What width are your lapels? The lapel width is what should dictate what the most appropriate width tie should be.
     


  7. northantslad

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    If you have a collar with little depth and you use a regular tie then the knot just looks ridiculous compared to the collar! Skinny ties are certainly not close to regular sized ties in the neck area.
     


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    add911_11 Senior member

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    I don't think employer these days care about slim or 3.5" ties
     


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