The skinny tie was an absolute must in the 60s, with mods rocking the look and encouraging a generation to join them. They then went out of fashion again when the power suit made an appearance in the 80s and traditional, wider ties reigned dominant. Thankfully, skinny ties are now a complete wardrobe staple for the modern man and a great way to look smart and stylish in a more trendy way. At DQT, they have an incredible selection of over 100 quality, affordable skinny ties in a range of patterns. From stunning plain colours to polka dots, stripes and traditional tartans, they’re bound to have something to inject class into your outfit. Once you’ve chosen yours, here are the three top rules to styling it for maximum oomph.
Rule 1 – get the basics right
The general rule with a skinny tie is that the width is between 1.5 to 2.5 inches, so keep it around that size to fully embrace the trend. As with normal ties, the perfect length is to have the tie right up to your belt without overlapping. DQT has a great range of quality skinny ties that give you the best possible start.
Rule 2 – try to avoid novelty pieces
You want your skinny tie to complete your outfit, not completely stand out, so make sure that your tie and suit complement each other well. With DQT’s affordable prices, you could even get one in every colour! If you do want to step outside the mould and go for a strong, clashing look, try a contrasting pattern in the same colour hues for a styled but sleek look, e.g. a striped lilac shirt with a purple tartan skinny tie. DQT has some brilliant tartan skinny ties that look great with woollen winter suits.
Rule 3 – different ties need different styling
The fantastic thing about skinny ties is you have a lot more scope to mess around with how you style it. Wear it like you want to, not because you have to. Try twisting it before securing it with a narrow tie pin or tucking it into the middle of your shirt like Frank Sinatra for a laid back weekend look. Go for a more casual knot as well. Fun knots work best, such as a four in hand.
Check out DQT’s extensive range of skinny ties today.