How skinny can I go?Maybe you've asked yourself this question, and concluded that you can only wear ties of a certain width. Nothing is further from the truth.
True. If wearing a tie might make you feel uncomfortable or you feel like your body size doesn't match the tie width, you should definitely not wear it. But if you do want to rock a thin black tie and you think it suits your style, don't be shy and make sure you try this tip before discarding the idea completely.
Menswear is about visual equilibrium, whether it's the fit of the clothes or the colour balance. A proportionate tie-and-jacket look is achieved through pairing the width of your tie with the same width on the lapel on your jacket. See, it wasn't that difficult. With the right clothes pairing, you could rock any tie width and texture with no problem.
Check for perfect sizingThere are many different tie widths available in the market. Extra skinny black ties go from 1.5 to 1.75 inches, skinny is considered to be 2-2.5 inches wide, and narrow ties are 2.75-3.25 inches, which are just a just slightly more narrow width than a standard-width tie. Of course, aside from matching to the lapel width, make sure the tie appropriately represents your style, and you enjoy looking at it when looking back at yourself in the mirror.
Keep the fabric in mindMen's ties are made of many different materials, and although not all of them are very popular, the one that by far is the most vastly used is silk.
Silk ties have the best material quality, they are versatile, and when taken care of properly, can last for a great period of time. Black silk ties either have a glossy finish, or they also come in a satin or matte finish. There are also satin-finished ties in polyester and nylon, but these are of a significantly less quality. There is a great variety of styles and patterns also available on woven and woolen ties. Regardless of the material, the black skinny tie is a great choice.
The right knotSlim black ties look proportionate when tied in a smaller tie knot. The best kind of knots for slim ties in general are loose and asymmetrical, and the best example for that is the Four-in-Hand knot.
The right placeCarefully consider where you'll be wearing your new skinny black ties. They are usually regarded as relaxed, or more fashion forward than other types of ties. So if you usually work in a creative office environment or you're planning to go out to a dinner or cocktail event, a well-paired skinny tie will be perfect.