THE ONLY TIE-LENGTH RULE YOU'LL EVER NEED TO KNOW:Whether you’re wearing a skinny tie, a traditional tie, a slim tie or a knitted tie, this rule never changes: make sure that your tie length just reaches the middle of your belt buckle. (If you’re not wearing a belt, make sure it sits around the middle of your waistband.)
BUT WHY THIS TIE LENGTH?Good question.There are a tonne of reasons – the most important being that it keeps everything in proportion. It keeps the lines neat and even, and provides that contrast and balance between the top half of your body and the bottom.Secondly, a correct tie length stops the tip of your tie poking out from underneath your jacket when you’re wearing it buttoned up. (This is the quickest way to make even the sharpest suit look sloppy.)And, thirdly – and perhaps most practically – it stops your tie from getting in the way when nature calls and you need to relieve yourself. (This is especially helpful after one too many.)And, as always, GQ have produced a killer video on this subject, that is well worth checking out:And that clears that up! If you've got any other menswear questions you'd like us to answer, hit us up on social media and we'll answer them on the blog!