(Closed) Skinny ties – yay or nay?

posted 6 years ago in Grooms/men
  • poll: Which do you prefer?
    Skinny ties - more modern, edgy : (17 votes)
    47 %
    Standard - it's classic and won't date : (18 votes)
    50 %
    Neither : (1 votes)
    3 %
  • Post # 3
    72 posts
    Worker bee
    • Wedding: September 2012

    My guy will be wearing a skinny tie – suits him and our style!  And a tie clip as well!  very handsome!

    Post # 4
    13099 posts
    Honey Beekeeper
    • Wedding: July 2010

    I think its a fad and I personally am not a fan of the look.  But so many things about our weddings are “fads” of the times so go with what you guys like.

    Post # 5
    7904 posts
    Bumble Beekeeper
    • Wedding: March 2012 - Pelican Grand Beach Resort

    Skinny ties are a throw back and modern at the same time, so I don’t think you can call them a fad. It’s a return to an older style that got hedged out by the fat ties of the 80s. I think skinny ties are great as long as they are proportional to the men. If you have any larger dudes in the bunch, the skinny tie will make him/them look wider.

    Post # 7
    23607 posts
    Honey Beekeeper
    • Wedding: September 2011

    I love skinny ties, but agree that it depends on the man!

    Post # 8
    11352 posts
    Sugar Beekeeper
    • Wedding: May 2009

    I agree with @mrsSonthebeach:: The width of men’s ties at any point in history (just like so many other fashion trends for both men and women) varies with the times, and usually always has some of its roots in the past. I’m old enough to remember seeing both skinny and wide ties for men previously, just I’ve been around to witness so many changes (and then comebacks) in shoe styles for women (rounded, square and pointy-toes, platforms or lack thereof, etc.)

    Yes, the width of a tie will “date” your wedding to some degree, but, then again, so will many of the other choices you will make (type of veil, placement of veil, bridesmaids’ dresses, contrasting or matching bridal shoes, etc. etc.)

    I wanted my wedding pics to be as timeless as possible, so I wanted my Darling Husband and all of our groomsmen in the most formal, traditional, full dress tails tuxedos with white tie and white vest etc.  (This is the same tux that you see U.S. Presidents and others wearing each year, regardless of the year, when they attend certain formal dinners, etc.) However, unless you select something such as that (which many younger couples would likely consider too traditional and stuffy for their tastes), whatever you select will be dated in some manner.

    I encourage you to select whatever look you and your FI want to see in your pics, now, and far, far into the future. However, that being said, I personally would probably not opt for the skinny ties, because I think they will look a little more dated than the wider version. And I agree with Brenda that the skinny ties may not look as attractive if you have any larger groomsmen.

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