There’s no doubt about it – necktie fashion is ever changing, especially when it comes to tie width. At the moment, slimmer cuts, deemed “skinny ties” are becoming more and more present. Though the more fashionably conservative may not be sure if they can pull off this trendy look, mens skinny ties can look great if you know how to wear them properly!
For a classic retro look, choose a skinny tie in black or another dark color and pair it against a crisp white shirt. This dark-on-light look is both chic and classic. For an edgier, more modern look, choose brighter colors or patterned ties. You can also consider a tie in a fun and not-so-common material, such as wool. Go casual by wearing the tie loosely knotted or choosing a skinny knit tie.
Proportion is important with men’s skinny ties, especially when you opt for a skinnier look. Don’t wear large shirt collars, wide spread collars or oversized shirts, as a skinny tie may get lost in the fabric. A fitted shirt with a smaller collar works better. Use a four-in-hand or half-Windsor knot, which are both small enough to work well with skinny ties.
Skinny ties are becoming popular even for more formal occasions, such as weddings. In formal work environments, don’t go too narrow. A tie with a 2.5-inch width is fashionable, while still appearing conservative enough for a business meeting. In more casual offices, go as narrow as you wish!
Keep proportion in mind and anybody can pull off the skinny tie look!