Skinny tie trend have been on the scene for some time, and they will be sticking around for quite a bit longer. We saw them at the Oscars and Golden Globes on the likes of Matt Dillon and Johnathan Rhys-Meyers, on countless runways, and on the hippest guys on the street. They may be challenging to wear, but they have a distinctive look that makes them a favorite. A tiny bit geek, a tiny bit chic, skinny ties have an attitude that’s all their own.
These skinny designer ties aren’t just available in black anymore. We’ve got a slight Miami Vice groove going on with colorful ties in florals, stripes, and tiny, dense geometric patterns, and they are complemented by linen suits, deep v-necked sweater separates, lightweight gray jackets, and loose shorts.
On the Runways
Alessandro Dell’Aqua’s collection had monochrome skinny ties on matching grounds like button-down tees and oxford shirts. His khaki-on-khaki combination was very successful, combining a patterned shirt in a deep tan with a lighter khaki slim tie. It puts a twist on the typical patterned tie/plain shirt combination.
Lanvin’s skinnies are outstandingly noticeable and quite slim. These ties are shiny, solid, and often contrasting with the shirt beneath. Lanvin’s suits had a touch of shine as well, making the combinations even more eyecatching. The color palette for the ties varied between muted neutrals and deep, bold shades of navy and chocolate.
Narciso Rodriguez offers the best of classic skinny ties. Medium gray suits with a tweed effect were worn with classic black skinny and white dress shirts. For a touch of flair with the traditional white shirt, white satin ties also found their place on the runway.
Rag & Bone
Rag & Bone had slightly fitted suits with straight legs worn with ties in matching gray flannel and midnight black. With high leather boots and a slight rumpled look, these ties are boosted into the realm of hip.
How to Wear
Wear your skinny ties with an equally modern suit. Your look won’t be the same if you’ve got a big, boxy suit from past seasons. Wear a suit with a newer updated shape to show off your skinny tie to its fullest.
Where to Buy
*Find one at Banana Republic. They’ve got a wide selection of ties in cool mini floral designs in interesting contrasting colors.
*Get them in contrasting bold stripes and colors from J. Crew. Their repp stripe ties have been selling fast, but you can find similar styles in online luxury outlets like Eluxury and Bluefly.
*Narrowties.com is one of the best no-fail places to get your narrow ties now. You are bound to find the perfect 2 1/2” tie there, because they are positively stuffed with tons of styles to suit every trendy outfit.