Skinny Ties & Neckties
So, here's the skinny (get it?): Ties have become increasingly narrow and more of a fashion statement than an accessory meant for black tie affairs. A tie is considered "skinny
" if it is as large as 3 inches
and even as small as 1.5 inches and we have a huge variety of stylish skinny ties to choose from in different sizes, colors, patterns, and fabrics.
Not every body type is suited for narrow ties. According to our blog, The Gentlemanual
, skinny ties draw attention to the body. If your body type is bulked-up, a skinny tie is probably not the best option for you. Stick to wider ties to flatter your shape better. If you have more love, we want your tie to have more love too.
Some people make the mistake of wearing a skinny tie with any type of suit, but the truth is, a skinny tie should only be worn on a suit with a matching, narrow lapel. A narrow tie with a wide lapel is off-putting to the eye and looks a bit amateur. Remember it this way, always match the width of your tie to the width of your lapel. Thinner ties call for smaller knots and because skinny ties are more trendy, the most suitable tie knots for them are the ones that are asymmetrical and simple. The perfect knot
for the skinny tie is the simple four in hand knot.
Skinny ties can be worn for both formal and casual occasions. For a formal look, pair a skinny tie with a fitted dress shirt that has a smaller collar, a bow tie would work as well
. Try to avoid pairing a skinny tie with a double-breasted suit or box-like dress shirts. Because skinny ties are thin, what you wear should be slim-fitted as well to create a cohesive ensemble. If you're not a suit or jacket person, wear a pastel-colored dress shirt with a darker skinny tie, dark slacks and a thin belt. It's the perfect alternative to the standard suit and tie, and you can roll up your sleeves and/or add a vest for a more casual, formal vibe.