Style Guide: An In-Depth Look at Selecting the Ideal Tie for Men

As the top-rated provider of suit jackets and more for Center City and beyond,Gallelli Formal wear understands how essential a tie can be to truly pull an outfit together. In fact, ties are a vital part of any dapper man’s wardrobe. They add a dash of refinement and elegance to a man and can be a stylish complement to any outfit — if they are worn properly. A key piece of knowledge for any man is how long their tie should be in relation to their outfit.

How Should a Tie Sit on an Outfit?

When worn, a tie should ideally touch somewhere around the middle point of your belt. Anything too low or too high looks terrible, as it makes an outfit look disproportionate, scattered, and unbalanced.

What About Tie Length?

When it comes to tie length, there is no hard and fast rule. This is because several factors can influence the way that a tie falls on your chest. For example, if you tie an overcomplicated knot, which uses a lot of fabric, you’ll need to purchase a longer tie; conversely, simpler knots will only need a small amount of material. NOt only that, but shorter men require shorter ties, and very tall men can look better with extra-long ties.

What About Tie Width?

As with any other accessories, ties should be proportionate to your body when it comes to their width. For this reason, men with larger frames should consider wearing broader ties, and men with narrow frames should purchase skinny ties. The majority of men sit somewhere in the middle and are best opting for a tie with an average width. 

Concerning precise measurements for tie width, most men fall into the average category. These guys should fair well with an average tie width of 3 ¼ inches, measured at the widest point of the tie.

How to Choose the Perfect Tie

Purchasing a good-looking tie should not be a difficult task. However, we recommend taking enough time to make sure that it fits well, matches your skin tone and clothing style, and looks good in terms of width and length.

How Long Should Your Tie Be if You’re Tall?

Here are some simple guidelines for men who require extra long ties:

-All men over 6’3″ should purchase extra long ties (62 “+).  

-Any men with neck size of 17.5 or larger should also purchase extra long ties

-The same can be said for men with a neck size of 16 – 17.5 and who are between 5’11” and 6’3″ tall, especially those with longer torsos.

-Average-sized men should wear standard ties. These are usually 56-58 inches long.

-There are XXL ties available for very tall men. These ties are roughly 66 inches long and are designed for men 6’7″ and above.

For more information, or to inquire about ties with tuxedos in Riverfront, contact Gallelli Formal Wear today.