Wednesday, March 10, 2010
In Praise Of: The Skinny Tie
Mad Men's popularity has given some older styles a temporary new lease on life. In particular, the skinny tie has become appropriate for office-wear (though I would not wear one to court). The Calvin Klein shown here, with a spread collar, came from Filene's Basement (shocker!) and set me back a worthwhile $20.
Take heed, though. The skinny tie looks unbalanced--nigh on anemic--next to lapels of the width sold by most major, reasonably priced menswear shops (Jos. A. Bank, for example). It looks more appropriate on a suit with narrower lapels, such as the one I showed the other day. And you must wear it with a full Windsor (shown here--look how tiny it is!).