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Skinny ties

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by demeis, Nov 29, 2004.

  1. demeis

    demeis Senior member

    Nov 9, 2004
    Boston, MA
    I recently bought a tie off of ebay and the add didn't say anything about it being skinny (not sure if there is a name for this). But when compared to all my other ties it is aoubt 1-2 inches smaller in width than my other ties. Are these ties appropriate to wear? ANything special i should know about wearing one. Or is it something i should never wear.

  2. FIHTies

    FIHTies Senior member Affiliate Vendor

    Apr 28, 2004
    Back and Better Than Before
    two things you should know.

    1) They are in "style" now (wear it quick before tomorrow, who knows what will be then).
    2) Knitted ties will always be skinnier than the regular silk weaves or prints. If this is a knit it might be the way its supposed to be.

    If you like it and it looks nice wear it, if not dont.

    Hey...There is always eBay...

  3. PITAronin

    PITAronin Senior member

    Oct 24, 2004
    I had a similar experience with a pair of Hermes ties purchased on ebay. Two different sellers and both ties - silly me for not asking about width - hearkened back a little too much to the era of Sinatra and the Rat Pack for my taste. I tried disguising the width by only wearing them under v-neck sweaters but ultimately abandoned even that strategy and just wrote them off as a charitable contribution.
  4. Roy

    Roy Senior member

    Nov 26, 2004
    I bought a nice Louis Vuitton tie in Paris a couple of months ago and it's just fashionable now. The thing is, the width of the ties changes every couple of seasons. Last year the really wide and thick silk ties were in fashion. Especially with a full windsor knot. This season it's the skinnier tie and a four in hand. At least in my country [​IMG]
  5. novalis

    novalis Senior member

    Oct 19, 2004
    New York
    Hmm, if anyone else is considering giving away quality narrow ties (for me that 3 inches or less), let me know. If they're nice, I'll be happy to take those off your back (or shirt as the case may be).

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