What is blade width of a tie?

Lots of Questions! Let's try to answer this in the most pragmatic way.

  1. How do I measure the width of a tie?
  2. What is the (best) blade width of a tie?
  3. What is the proper width of a necktie?
Over the last decades the size of the tie width has been fluctuated, mostly becoming skinnier the last decade.


1. Measure the width of the tie on the bottom blade, the widest point.
Classic and more conservative men, whom often have gone through decades of wearing a tie, might stick with a 9cm - 9.5cm tie. Very elegant, classic and pretty wide. Most men appreciate the 8 - 8.5cm width tie, and the trendy guy going to a party might choice the skinny/ narrow tie (5.5cm - 7cm ties).


2. What is the blade with of a tie?
Since 2020 most neckties run 2.7 - 3.3 " width ( 7cm - 8.5cm). Classic brands like E. Marinella and Stefano Ricci, some Kiton sevenfold ties are available at 8.5cm, other classic Italian brands like Canali and Zegna run mostly 8cm, the more fashionable/ trendy brand like D&G, Valentino and Prada run often 7.5cm width or even skinnier at 4.5cm-6.5cm skinny necktie width.
Before 2010, ties run generally in the 8.5cm - 9.5cm width range.

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