How To Determine The Right Tie Width For You
Published by GoTie.com
As the saying goes, there are only two things certain in life: death and taxes. But if you want to tack on a third certainty, how about the fact that there's no one-size-fits-all answer for what tie width is right for you? Just like with anything else in fashion, it all comes down to finding what looks good on you and makes you feel confident. So we're here to help make that decision a little bit easier – read on for our tips on how to determine the right tie width for you!
What are some factors to consider when choosing a tie width for your body type?
It's easy to think that fashion is all about clothes. However, one train of thought believes it should be about the body beneath the clothing. Just like you would choose suitable underpants or shoes for your physique, you should do the same for ties considering the widths that will suit your body type best.
Tall & Slim
If you're a tall man, then it's important to choose ties that will flatter your proportions. If you're looking to balance out your features, go with a tie that is on the wider side. Tall men should wear wide ties in order not appear lanky or disproportional. Tie length will also depend upon where it rests against one’s neckline - this may include above collar level at all times but could drop lower depending how high up someone gets his shirt buttoned.
Short and Slim/Average
As far as tie width is concerned, the most flattering (not necessarily the comfiest) range for you is 2" to 2.5". If you go for anything below or above that it's going to make your body look disproportionate. A narrower tie will draw attention to your torso while a wider one will overpower it. If you're short, these details matter even more since it's very easy to make your figure look bad with the wrong tie.
Tall and Chubby/Muscular (or any variation of the above)
Last but not least, type 3 guys can also benefit from wider ties. Whether it's due to your body shape or your height, anything below 2.5" will make your figure look relatively smaller and anything above 3" will make you look less sleek.
What are some factors to consider when choosing a tie width for your outfit style?
Wearing a tie is an act that says you're ready to take your outfit from good, to great. With so many styles and colors available it can be tough knowing which one will work best for any occasion! The skinny tie is for the fashion forward while the wide tie is for the man who wants to give his outfit a classic statement. The standard width tie lies somewhere in between allowing you to follow fashion trends while still looking stylishly conservative. Based on occassion narrower ties are generally considered more formal, while wider ties can be dressed up or down depending on the event. If you're not sure which width is right for you, we recommend starting with a three-inch tie and working your way up or down from there. Considering that, it's all about finding your own personal style and figuring out how subtly or dramatically you want to express yourself.