Does a Skinny Tie Suit You?


In recent years, the skinny necktie has seen a resurgence in popularity. Skinny ties are a bold, decisive statement but they arent for everyone. Use this guide from to help make the right decision.

Does a Skinny Tie Suit You?

With a width of 1.5 to 3 inches, skinny ties are slimmer than your average tie and generally compliment lean, slender physiques. They tend to call attention to your body in a way wider ties do not. So, if you are on the bulkier side of the spectrum, a skinny tie may not be right for you. A job interview is not the place to experiment with new fashion, so if you’ve never worn a skinny tie before, you might want to test the waters elsewhere first.

How Skinny is Too Skinny?

As mentioned before, there is a range of widths within the category of skinny ties. Your best bet is to stick with the more moderate 2.5-3 inch range. Anything thinner may look costumey unless you really know how to pull it off.

Additional Tips

-Choose the best tie knot for the width of your tie and collar style.
-Skinny ties work best with a suit jacket that has narrow lapels.
-Make sure your tie is free of stains and wrinkles. Vintage ties can be worn (with caution) but if all you’ve got in your closet are your Grandfathers old threads, go pick up something fresh.
-The tip of your tie should rest just above your belt buckle. A tie that is too short or too long can make you look silly or sloppy.
-Coordinate your tie color with your suit and shirt. A bold tie usually looks best with a more subdued shirt and vice versa.
-Don’t fully button your suit jacket, only fasten the top button. This will add an air of easy elegance.

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1 Comment

  1. Judy

    05/15/2017 at 10:55 pm

    Shoot, so that’s that one supsopes.

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