Ties you can wear for decades.

Take a few minutes to review your goals for buying a tie. Then review how to wear your ties so you look more sophisticated.

Informed Decisions = Big Rewards

Buy the right tie for the right reasons.

Know why you're buying a tie and what you want out of it. Always keep the end in mind. Before you buy a tie, start by asking yourself:

Know What You're Buying

Regardless of budget, spend time on the details.

You don't need to be a Grabatologist (tie collector) but you should know…
Does the tie meet the minimum requirements?

Measure It Up

Great style is all about fit and proportions.

The width of your tie should be about the same size as your jacket lapels. Optimum tie length depends on height (distance from the collar to the belt) and the type of knots you wear. Body type also plays a factor for tie width and length:

Measurement Guide
Tie Measurements (inches)
Your Build Width Length
Average (up to 6 feet tall) 3 to 3.25 54 to 56
Tall (over 6 feet) and Wide 3.25 to 3.75 56 to 60
Extra Large 3.75 to 4 60 +
Tie Measurements (cm)
Your Build Width Length
Average (up to 6 feet tall) 7.6 to 8.3 137 to 142
Tall (over 6 feet) and Wide 8.3 to 9.5 142 to 152
Extra Large 9.5 to 10.2 152 +

Tie Measurements (inches)

Average (up to 6 feet tall)
Width: 3 to 3.25
Length: 54 to 56
           
Tall (over 6 feet) and Wide
Width: 3.25 to 3.75
Length: 56 to 60
           
Extra Large
Width: 3.75 to 4
Length: 60 +

Tie Measurements (cm)

Average (up to 6 feet tall)
Width: 7.6 to 8.3
Length: 137 to 142
           
Tall (over 6 feet) and Wide
Width: 8.3 to 9.5
Length: 142 to 152
           
Extra Large     
Width: 9.5 to 10.2
Length: 152 +

Colour and Patterns

Refined is always the best style.

What shirt and suit will I wear with the tie?

Your tie should contrast against your shirt. Avoid more than two patterns. And avoid wearing a patterned suit, shirt and tie.

How often will I wear the tie?

Bolder colours (red, yellow, purple etc.) are less versatile than a navy blue. People will notice when you wear it. The bolder the colour and pattern the less wear frequency.

Peace of Mind

It's important to know that your hard earned dollar is valued.

Returns and exchange policies, packaging and shipment of the tie can tell you a lot about the care and detail the company puts into your purchase.

A Certain 'je ne sais quoi'

Connection to your tie is a personal one.

Although not required, any one of these characteristics adds a sense of attachment that strengthens your confidence when you wear it.

How you wear it matters.

Make your tie work for you.
Not against you.

Wearing an exquisite tie isn't enough. A beautiful tie loses its intended effect if it's not worn well.

1. Show Your Dimples

Dimples send a clear message: style and polish is not too much work, and it's never out of reach.

Dimple your tie.

2. Tighten that Knot

Loosely tied knots lends itself to a dimple-less over-sized knot that never looks like the intended shape.

Make your knot tight.

3. Keep it Simple

The "Less is more" approach will always win the day. That's why we use the simple and asymmetrical Four-In-Hand knot.

Keep your knots simple.

4. Give Your Knot Some Room

Always consider collar spacing and knot proportions. Leave some space between your collar tips and the edge of your knot.

Keep some room between your collar and knot.

5. Hit the Belt

To balance your frame, the tip of your necktie should be in or around the centre of your belt (or where your belt would be).

End your tie around your belt.