Choosing Your Necktie Width
Skinny, slim, narrow, traditional. Neckties come in several different widths. But what does is all mean? We're breaking it down for you below.
Traditional 3.5" Width
Let's start with the classics. No matter where you shop, today's standard ties measure between 3.25- and 3.5-inches wide. This is your can't go wrong, go-to width for any situation, whether it's a job interview or a formal event. Your father wore this width of tie, and his dad may have, too.
Narrow 3" Width
Narrow ties are a great in-between width that anyone can pull off. Whether you're big or small, it won't look too skinny and it won't look too wide. It's versatility makes it the ideal size for large groups where males and females are wearing the same tie. Most ties labeled specifically for uniform wear are a 3-inch width as well.
Slim 2.5" Width
Slim ties are becoming the standard for stylish young professionals. They can be dressed up or down, knotted tightly or loosely, and look just as good with a suit as they do with jeans. It's also a great size for pre-teens who may be tall enough for a men's length of tie, but not yet wide enough to fill out a traditional 3.5-inch width.
Skinny 2" Width
Skinny ties are trendy and fashion forward. They’re great for day to day wear, with a slim-cut suit or a button down shirt. Get creative! Skinny ties can look fantastic, but use caution. Because of the width, it can look disproportionate on wider individuals. It's also best to stick with smaller knots, like the four-in-hand, as not to overpower the tie.
Like the classics? Ready to try slim ties? Think your group can rock the skinnies? All of these widths can be found at TieMart.com. Look for the width filter when you shop to narrow by size.