The skinny tie: in or out?

Men's Health (South Africa) - - ASK MH -

ISMAIL,WOOD­STOCK Sorry, the ul­tra-skinny tie has gone the way of the trucker hat. “For me, ‘skinny’ means an inch-wide (that’s 2.5cm) tie that looks great with the very slim suits that were pop­u­lar five years ago,” says MH ex­ec­u­tive fash­ion and groom­ing direc­tor Brian Boye. The Tie Bar de­fines its skinny ties as 2 to 2½ inches (5 to 6.5cm), about stan­dard to­day. If that’s what you’re ask­ing about, you’re good. The rule is sim­ple: mea­sure your lapel at its widest point, and roughly match the tie width to that. But don’t toss your old ties! They’ll be back in style in about 20 years or so, based on our lon­gi­tu­di­nal study of fash­ion cy­cles.

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