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Tie slimming OK... but what about tie widening?

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by ElPrincipe, Jan 14, 2016.

  1. ElPrincipe

    ElPrincipe Active Member

    Feb 7, 2013
    Hello all

    Quick question... I read how people recommend Tie Crafters for tie slimming.

    But what about tie widening? I see that they actually offer this in their services.

    Has anyone actually done this, with good results?

    I have a bunch of "slim" ties at the 2.75 inch mark and wouldn't mind widening them a bit to around 3.

    Reasonable or just OCD madness?

    Last edited: Jan 14, 2016
  2. Astaroth

    Astaroth Senior member

    Sep 26, 2013
    How many folds are in the tie? If it were a 7 fold tie then there is plenty of spare fabric there to widen it and still leave a properly constructed tie, though now less than 7 folds. If its a 3 fold tie with the typical small third fold I would be concerned about the end product given how little spare fabric there is (arguably none) but then I am sure the company will tell you how they address such issues.
  3. gdl203

    gdl203 Senior member Dubiously Honored Affiliate Vendor

    Jun 9, 2005
    New York
    Sure. I've done it several times (with regular 3 fold ties).

    But are you really going to pay to have a tie widened by a quarter inch? I'd sleep on it if I were you. Definitely something you will look back on in a few years and shake your head at... I know I now realize how obsessively and unnecessarily precise that was and I would never do that again.
    Last edited: Jan 15, 2016

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