In a strict sense, there is no hard and fast relation between the tie’s length and its width. As far as
the length of the tie is concerned, it should be just about level with the wearer’s belt. This length is a benchmark as it is not considered too long or too short. The width of the tie on
the other hand is entirely up to the discretion of the user and also dependent on the fashion trends persisting at a particular time and place. Most personality advisors recommend that stocky
individuals wear narrow ties as this gives them a slimmer look. Contrary to any correlation with the length of the tie, the width of the tie is actually proportional to the breath of the
coat’s lapels (if the user happens to be wearing one).
Intending to buy a tie and are confused about what width to opt for? We would suggest 3.5 inches as a safe
bet. This width is the most versatile and suits people of varying heights and build. Time tested research has also shown that this width is compatible with most coat designs and also has the
least chance of going out of style. While not exactly being related to the width of the tie, the length of the tie should be large enough for the knot to be comfortably tied with a sufficient
amount of tie length being left spare for loosening the tie during removal and wearing.
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