Why do we wear ties with formal apparel? Ties have historically been worn for decades and in addition to that, ties bring together an ensemble, the wearer exudes confidence, receives more respect, and it just makes you looks good! Yes, a good tie will make you look good, but you can’t just accomplish a well put together appearance with any old tie. You need to consider color, material, the knot, length, and last but certainly not least, the width. Oh yes, the width. When you decide on the width of your tie, you need to ask yourself: Is the width similar in size to the width of the lapel? Does it fit your body type? And finally, does the tie represent your personal style? Let’s take a look at a few different options and consider the importance of each.
Knowing how a tie fits into your style holds great importance in fashion and should not be taken for granted. Whether you just purchased a bespoke suit, custom dress shirt, or need to add to your tie collection, it’s important to know how a tie suits your personal desires.
Thank you for reading this guide on tie widths and leave a comment if you have any further questions! If you have any interest in bespoke suits, custom tailors, custom dress shirts, or anything men’s fashion related be sure to check out some of our prior posts on the Artful Tailoring blog!