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
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
You don't need to be a Grabatologist (tie collector) but you should know…
Does the tie meet the minimum requirements?
Measure It Up
For balanced proportions, try to keep the width of your tie the same size as your jacket lapels. The 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 in tie width and length.
Our standard tie width is 3 ¼ inches. It's ideal for most men and jacket lapels.
Our regular length of 58 inches will work for men up to 6 feet tall. Go with our extra-long tie if you're taller than 6 feet.
We do make custom widths and lengths. It can take 4-6 weeks to complete a custom order depending on the tie.
Colour and Patterns
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
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'
Although not required, any one of these characteristics adds a sense of attachment that strengthens your confidence when you wear it.