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Skinny Ties for Men: Yes or No?

Updated on December 30, 2017

The Four-in-Hand Knot

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Skinny is in Style

Neckties for men, like skirt lengths for women, change from decade to decade. While the conservative choice is generally in the middle widths, a man can update his wardrobe with a skinny tie--at least until ties go wide again!

Skinny ties in solid colors can still go to work in all but the most conservative environments. They are a great way to keep casual Fridays from turning into “look like I don’t care” Fridays at the office. These ties can also look good on rock bands, school boys, and young men on dates.

Be sure everything you wear with a skinny tie is proportional. Really big men will make a skinny tie look skimpy--so don’t go too narrow if you have a broad chest. Smaller collars and smaller knots go with skinny ties. Try a half-Windsor or a four-in-hand knot--and feel free to knot it loosely for a casual look.

Ladies might have some fun with a skinny tie, too. Tie it loosely to wear with a blouse or wear it untied like a skinny scarf.

Make Skinny Ties

You can knit or crochet a skinny tie easily with a single skein of yarn. Don't use heavy worsted yarn, but try sport yarn or #3 crochet cotton (e.g. Speed-Cro-Sheen) for a tie that is comparable to the knit ties sold in retail stores.

SeeKateSew has a wonderful pattern and tutorial for those who want to sew a skinny tie. Use leftover fabric from a prom dress for a perfect match with your date, or sew enough for all the ushers at a wedding.

Convert a commercial sewing pattern for a wide necktie by cutting the tissue pieces down the middle and overlapping to make a narrower tie. Then redraw the points at the ends, cut and sew as usual.

Ties are Fun and Fast to Crochet

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Skinny Tie Knit in Bernat Cottonish Yarn

Free Pattern for Narrow Tie in Seed Stitch
Free Pattern for Narrow Tie in Seed Stitch | Source

The Half-Windsor Knot Demonstrated

Skinny Tie Poll

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The Four-in-Hand Knot Demonstrated

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