Tie Width - Your Guide to the right size

April 16, 2016

Tie Width - Your Guide to the right size

A tie's width is measured at its widest point and here at GuysDrawer we believe in 3 main sizes for tie width. These are:

  • The 2 inches Tie Width
  • The 2.4-2.6 Inches Tie Width
  • The 3-3.5 inches Tie Width

      The general rule of thumb is the skinnier the tie the more informal the look. The 2 inches tie width is the skinniest tie anyone can wear. This width is perfect for going to work or casual-smart events. This tie width is the most in fashion size right now and one of our best sellers. However this tie is not ideal for larger guys as it can make someone with a larger frame look untidy. We suggest purchasing a wider width if that is the case.

      The 2.4-2.6 tie width range is seen as the most traditional skinny tie. Although lately we are seeing 2 inches tie width gaining popularity, its more traditional counter part will never go out of fashion. This tie width was made popular in the 1950's by the Beatles, and although it was replaced by more wider widths in the 70's and 80's, we tend to see most people opt for this tie width. Bigger guys can get away with this size which is why it has lasted so long in fashion, it's ideal for most people.

      The 3-3.5 inches tie width is seen as the most traditional of all measurements. This is seen as the more conservative tie width, probably more notable on men in their 40's and 50's. Personally I feel anything above 3.5 inches are just too wide, and make you look a little bit outdated. However between 3-3.30 is the sweet spot when it comes to tie width, as this can be worn for all occasions. This tie is ideal for those larger guys, but I would not recommend it for guys with a smaller frame, it is best they stick to skinnier versions of the tie.


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