The skinny tie: in or out?
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.