Flyguy here again and today’s topic is the Skinny or Narrow Tie. Some of you may have seen these slender fashion trends draped around the necks of celebrities such as Bill Maher who can often be seen wearing a skinny tie when hosting his show Real Time with Bill Maher. For my fellow NCIS fans out there Agent Dinozzo can also be seen wearing the retro Skinny tie in most episodes. The Skinny tie was made popular by pop icons such as the Beatles during the late ’50s and early ’60s.
There’s also a big come back with the skinny designer ties from the ’60s. I also think this is due to the fact that the show Madmen is such a big hit and bringing back the skinny trend. I think Hollywood is onto something here. Keep on with the fashion trends people!
The skinny or narrow tie usually measures somewhere between 1 to 3 inches in width. Normal American style ties usually range from 3.5 to 3.75 inches. When wearing these type of ties it is important to understand your body frame. For example I’m 5’11 and 265 Ibs, I am not going to be wearing a skinny tie to any where soon simply because the skinny tie will make me look far wider than I actually am. Skinny or narrow ties are usually reserved for the thin and scrawny dudes. So all you buff or husky guys, I advise you stay away from the Skinny. Now you slim, or fit guys out there, by all means rock the skinny if that’s your style.