Fit to be Tied

Men have been wearing neck-wear since the 1600’s. Except for adding color and highlighting a man’s face, serving as a personal style element, symbolizing authority, ties have no other purpose. The tie is often what is most memorable piece when wearing a suit—it frames your face and can speak to what you are about and how you want to be perceived. It’s what separates men who are all wearing the same standard navy or grey suit and white shirt, from one another, at the office.

Regarding fit, there is no true ‘standard’ length for ties. Most regular ties measure any where from 52 to58 inches. Extra long ties exceed that length and can be found up to 65 inches. Though tie widths vary, 3 ¼ inches is the standard though widths may vary up to 4 ½ inches.

Tie fabrics and patterns are widely varied. There are ties in the market place made of silk, cotton, linen, wool, rayon, polyester and various blends. Tie patterns are much more varied than the fabrics which comprise them. Delineating patterns is a conversation all on its own. Just keep in mind that when selecting a tie, choose a particular fabric and pattern that speaks to you and your style.

Most men wear a tie to evoke quality, substance, and class. If the message you are looking to denote is of strength and power, choose a tie with bold colors and/ or patterns—think James Bond, Al Pacino. If you want people naturally at ease when seeing and speaking with you, wear a tie with subdued colors and patterns—Matt Lauer, Tavis Smile, and Brian Willams come to mind. Personal expression, through dress, is often a man’s signature. Let’s all agree that the creativity of Heathcliff Huxtable is one that should NOT be replicated.

At Bryn Keith, we offer a range of ties, in regards to fabrics, patterns, lengths and price. We have a selection of ready-made standard length and extra long ties, as well a custom tie program where you can create a one-of-a-kind tie (Four-In-Hand or bowtie). Let us help you help you! Affordable custom apparel and accessories is just a phone or email away. Contact Us