Extra Long Ties for Extra Long Folks

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Do I need an extra long tie?

Are you considered very tall or a bit large? Are you so tall that normal neckties do not reach to the middle or top of your belt buckle when tied….even when you use as much of the tie as possible? If so,Guest Posting you may be in need of an extra long tie. If you are over 6’3” tall, or have a neck size of 17.5+ inches; or if you are a man with a long torso, a neck size of 16-17.5 and between 5’11” and 6’3” tall, then you should be wearing an extra long tie. Men with thicker necks may also need the extra tie length.  Even men of normal size (but typically not short men) who do not fit these size guidelines can wear extra long ties.

These ties give men the freedom to tie even the largest of knots and have the peace of mind that shorter ties may not provide. In addition, an extra long tie will ensure the end of the tie will land at or beyond the middle of your belt, keeping the attention off your belly. In general, if the measurement of your neck + your height is 92 inches or greater, you will need to use extra long ties. Men, who typically tie larger ties such as the Full Windsor, may be more comfortable with an extra long tie. A larger knot needs more material and so a longer tie makes sense.
Finding and wearing an extra long neck tie

Extra long neckties are, in general, very difficult to find. You may be told that you are purchasing an extra long tie, but beware. The best way to know is to have the salesperson measure the tie in front of you. Normal ties are typically 56-58 inches long. Extra long ties are approximately 62-63 inches long. If you are a very tall or large individual, even longer neckwear is available at 66-67 inches in length…approximately 10 inches longer than a normal sized necktie.

When you wear an extra long tie, you have much less variety in the types of knots you can use vs. the normal length tie wearer.  The four knots that are acceptable and functional are:

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1.      The Half Windsor Knot which is nice for any function.

2.      The Full Windsor Knot which is wide and formal.

3.      The Four in Hand Knot which is narrow and good for thin ties.

4.      The Prince Albert Knot which is tight and nice looking with long collars.

Our online store provides a variety of colors of extra long neck ties including teal, maroon, orange, gold, green, pink, navy, blue and even lavender (among many other color variants). One can shop for extra long ties by color or by pattern. Extra long neck ties are fashionable and can also be purchased in many different widths.

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If you find your height is incompatible with your neckwear length, take a look at tiecoon.com for a wide selection of extra long ties.

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