It’s quite simple that how long should a tie be. Essentially, the tip of your tie should end in the middle of your belt when you are standing in your natural posture.

As with any ensemble, the subtle details are critical in a number of areas to bring the whole thing together.

• Know-How Knots Affect Tie Length

How many loops does your tie require? Generally, the more you do – often the case with Windsor and Half Windsor knots – the longer it needs to be. In certain cases, the extra fabric folds create a shorter length that’s ideal if your torso’s equally short. But for most men, you end up with a tip that’s as far as an inch above your trouser waistband.

• Why Ties Should Be This Length

The problem was that it tended to make a man’s waist or gut seem larger than it is (or exactly as large as it is in the case of those of us who carry a little more around the middle). It is also meant to draw attention to the genitals, not cover them up or point at his navel.

To this same end, don’t yank your pants up if they normally ride lower on your body. You’ll look far better by being realistic about your standard posture than looking snazzy with your body pumped up like a rooster, only to slump off to work.

For the square ties, the “rule” remains the same. You should be aiming for the bottom of the tie to hit the middle of the waistband/belt. It will be the flat edge to the bottom.


• Never Pre-Tie a Tie

It’s tempting, but never pre-tie it and keep it that way. Not only does this crease and stretch out the material, but shirt type and your pants’ rise play a factor.

• The Tie Clip Tie Bar

One caveat is that you can use your tie bar to make small alterations to the length.

One thing to keep in mind is that the type of tie knot and width of the tie does not matter, the tie length should still remain the same.

We hope you found this guide helpful, and if you have any questions, please leave us a comment.

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