Tie Lengths: A Study

Tie length

Ties are an essential part of a man’s wardrobe. They give men a lot of elegance and add a dash of refinement and adulthood to his look, if worn properly. The knowledge any man who is sartorial should know how long a tie should be in regards to their suit/outfit.

The answer to this question is quite simple. When worn, a tie is supposed to touch your belt somewhere around its middle point. Anything too high or too low looks really bad, as it throws off proportions and makes one’s look scattered and misbalanced.  

When it comes to the exact length of the tie, there is no exact rule. The reason why there is no exact rule is because there are certain factors that can influence the way your tie falls on your chest. For example, if you make a very complicated knot, which uses a lot of fabric, you will need to buy a longer tie, whereas a simple knot will need only a little fabric. Only very tall men need “extra-long” ties, and only very short men need shorter ties.  

How About The width of the tie
Ties, as any accessories, should be proportionate to your body in terms of width too. Therefore, men with larger frames should opt for wider ties and men with very narrow frames should go for skinny ties. Most guys, however, will fall somewhere in the middle and make best use of a tie with an average width.

Regarding the measurements of a tie width, most men fall in the average category, so they should be fine with an average tie width of 3 ¼ in / 8 cm, measured at the widest point.

Choosing a good tie should not be hard, but you should always take enough time to see if it fits you well, if it goes right in terms of color with your skin tone and other clothes and whether it fits you in terms of length and width.


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