Make space for an in-between tie
Fat, wide ties are old news. From runways to Justin Timberlake’s neck, ties have been put on a crash diet. But a skinny tie isn’t that easy to work with. It's not a bolt-on accessory that can groove up and contemporise one's wardrobe in one swift purchase.Along with it come many restrictions, like no big collared shirts or slowly barreling tummies. You would also probably require a swanlike neck no more than the 15 and a half measure.
It’s about proportion. Slimmer suitsmean slimmer ties. But you needn’t go straight for size zero. Nor should you wear an elongated diamond shaped tie from the age of elbow patches. Opt for an in-between tie. The perfect blend of style and comfort that sits confidently at about 3 inches wide.
This not too wide, not too slim variety is rare but worth hunting for. It can pull together the disparate elements of your wardrobe and place you comfortably between the cool kids and the serious boardroom types.
Look through our slideshow for the best in-between neck companions in the market.