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Proper & Correct Tie Length Explained - How To Tutorial For Stylish Men

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Discover the proper tie length, here: https://gentl.mn/correct-tie-length-explained #tielength #neckties #notsponsored Fancy the accessories I'm wearing? SHOP THE VIDEO: 1. Knit Tie in Solid Red Silk - https://gentl.mn/2mIXgdY 2. Cashmere Wool Grenadine Tie in Dark Blue, Light Blue, Off White Stripe - https://gentl.mn/2m5cd6l 3. Light Lavender Geranium Silk Boutonniere -https://gentl.mn/2mlISFP - Back in the day, ties were purely decorative and served no functional purpose; the only goal of it was to make you look good. - Today, ties have definitely gotten longer but the overall length of the tie is hugely impacted by the balance between your front wide blade and back slim blade. 1. Front blade is as long as the back blade 2. Front blade be much longer than the back blade 3. Back blade much longer than the front Because a tie has a fixed length, this balance really impacts how long your tie will be when it's tied. But it's not all, other factors that affect the length are what knot you choose, what kind of tie you have, does it have a thick interlining? It's very thick if so, it creates a thick knot. For a thinner tie, it creates a thinner knot and therefore the tie is longer. When your tie is overall very short, it provides you a vintage look or in the worst case, it can make you look like a child. So keep that in mind if you like very short ties. So when the wide front blade is much longer than the back blade, chances are that it extends past your waistband and it peeks out underneath of your jacket, that's visually distracting because people look down and the triangular shape of the tie highlights your crotch which is very disadvantageous. Personally, I don't use a keeper but I also prefer to tie my tie so both blades have about the same length. That way, it looks a little more casual, a little more nonchalant and it's a look that I personally enjoy. So should you use a keeper or not? Well, traditionally it was something that was used by people but if you look at elegant men today, they oftentimes want the more sprezzatura feel with their tie and they intentionally do not use that keeper loop in the back. Again, the way you wear your tie is an expression of your individual style and there's absolute no right or wrong. What matters is that you do it consciously and that you can repeat it every single time. Another important element of the tie beside the length is the tie dimple. So what's the proper and correct tie length for you? Personally, I think it's best when the front blade and back blade tips are roughly the same length and just reach the waistband of your pants. Now, think about that for a second, every pair of pants is different, it has a slightly different rise and in combination with every tie being different, there are lots of variations. Some others argue the tips should be slightly longer and reach the buttonhole. Others shorter, some like it longer and past the waistband. I like the waistband idea because that way, the tie does not peek out from underneath your jacket and it focus the viewer's attention to your face because of the V-shape of your jacket and the tie on top. Unfortunately, most ties don't come in a general length and so you actually have to try things out until you find out what works for you and what doesn't. It takes a lot of trial and error and you have to practice but once you know what length your tie is and how long it has to be with a particular knot, it's going to be much easier for you to get the tie length right. So what does that mean for a proper tie length? No one will win this argument because there's no absolute right or wrong, what matters is what you personally like. -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Most Popular videos: How to accept a compliment - https://youtu.be/_EKXNmM1PUo 101 things that change when you dress up - https://youtu.be/JyGDd_iYaCI How to tie a Bow Tie - https://youtu.be/2I3cfa0BOOc --------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Want to stay updated? Sign up here for free: https://gentl.mn/2mnZj6h Want to see more videos? Subscribe to our channel! https://www.youtube.com/user/thegentlemansgazette --------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Gentleman's Gazette https://gentl.mn/2n8Gm5F https://www.gentlemansgazette.com/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/gentlemansgazette Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/gentlemansgazette FREE EBOOK: https://gentl.mn/2mnZj6h
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Žarko Čubrinoski (12 days ago)
The best length is inch or two above the waist line.
J PR (1 month ago)
The size of your neck, the length of your torso, the thickness of the tie material and the length of the tie... my neck is a 20” collar size - back in college, my collar was 23”... suffice it to say that all of my dress shirts are custom made
Kamrul Islam Sumon (1 month ago)
All I learn from this video is bla bla bla and more bla bla... useless burg thanks for your effort man!!
MatthewJBD (2 months ago)
Windsor knot is my preference 👌🏻
MatthewJBD (2 months ago)
At 4:10 he's wearing his watch OVER his sleeve/cuff. That guy is clueless.
Lyn Phillips (2 months ago)
My husband is large and tall, and even the so called, "extra long" ties of 72" are not long enough. The small plate end up just a tiny tail below the knot, and the large plate ends up a few inches above his belt. I've got to sew him custom ties, or get bow ties.
Kamal Kumar (2 months ago)
G Easy back at it again
tony guzman (2 months ago)
I think dimple in ties look sloppy, just my opinion
Ortens Grabbar (2 months ago)
At mu church 80% hide their ”thinner part of their tie” under the shirt. They stick it in beteende 2 buttons and it looks really akward😬
iTzNoxy (3 months ago)
I just noticed your monogram is SRS, or "Serious".
WoWOmegor (3 months ago)
I like a long tie (slightly below the waist band on some high waisted trousers). I go for a full Windsor and prefer to use the keeper
Ian Treloar (3 months ago)
I wouldn't say that you can wear whatever you like, because while this is true in once sense, it ignores the fact that perhaps the goal should be to wear what is most flattering, what sets you off in the best way. In that context having the thin blade hang down below the wide blade is not flattering, conveys that you don't know how to tie a tie properly, and makes you look like a slob who doesn't care. So if freedom is everything to you, then knock yourself out. But if being well presented matters, then ideally the short blade should be about the same length as the wide or shorter, never longer, or if the tie is too short, make sure the wide blade hangs down to the belt line, even if the thin blade becomes too short. Put the thin blade in the keep if possible; allowing it to flap about again goes back to looking like you don't care. And don't allow either blade to drop below the belt line or be above it. If looking well presented matters to you, master these things. If you enjoy looking bad, then absolutely, do whatever you feel like.
R.k.sunny Sana (3 months ago)
Viktor Fetahu (3 months ago)
Mr. Schneider and what about the tie length? Can you wear a knit tie which is probably 7cm wide with a suit with lapels which are over 7cm or 9cm wide?
pops 69 (4 months ago)
Someone should forward this video to our president.
Patrick Pang (4 months ago)
Trump got bad fashion sense.
Niko Gwaj (3 days ago)
Most people do.
John Herman (6 months ago)
What do ya know. The knot I was taught isnt even listed
cmasailor (6 months ago)
I'm 6'3" tall, it's hard for me to find ties where I live that are long enough to have a knot that looks proportionate, and still retain an acceptable difference between the length of the blades, often, I will use tie pin or bar to keep the short back blade from peeking out and looking unsightly. Not always, but with some of my ties that's my only option. I prefer my front blade within an inch of the top of my trousers, that way it's never too short, but still has a crisp outline unobstructed by my trousers or belt.
cmasailor I'm 6'0" and it's quite hard to get a tie that wouldn't be too long when wearing it with normal waisted trousers, not these modern rags which are meant to be worn on privates or even lower.
Michael Ferguson (7 months ago)
I am 34 but like the old school look of short tie. I wear pants slightly high and tie is 1 to 1 1/2 inches above. I use my first 2 fingers. If the back of the tie is too long you can tuck it in the shirt through where you button the shirt.
Linus Berggren (8 months ago)
I like to tie my tie just above the waistband and i use a windsor knot because it works with slim ties.
IrelandVonVicious (8 months ago)
The knot that looks best is dependent on your size. A big knot on a big man can look great compared to a small knot and vice versa for skinny or shorter guys. I personally like the tie to be 1cm above the waste (still below belly button) and the back part to be about 2-3cm higher than the front. I'm a tall guy with a thick neck and athletic build so the classic look does well for me. So the thick not is the way to go and the tie has to come from a big and tall store. Pick a knot first that works for your size and shape. Then go on the hunt for the correct tie to do it with. Switching knots to adjust for length after you buy the tie can result in fail.
DTM Weather Videos (8 months ago)
I love suits! I wear suits all day, everyday!! 💕👔 I love wearing 1940’s style suits! I love your channel!
Dr. S. P. (8 months ago)
I like his channel, but this is one is so self evident and everything goes type of video it wasn’t worth the time making it. In Britain the standard, and correct method, is to the trouser waist level only and the back blade is tucked in the front blade hook, or keeper, and should never be seen. Today’s modern way’s are not traditional but if you’re young enough perhaps it’s for you, although frowned on at a gentleman’s club in London and my regiment club. I didn’t see the point of this video.
Nikita Pavlov (3 months ago)
I don't want to disappoint or scare you, but there are countries besides Great Britain and places besides your clubs. But even in your clubs, I suppose men don't come in the same height, as well as their trousers. So it's useful to know that depending on yours and your trouser's height you can use different tie's length and different knots to achieve waist level.
Shawn Hawkins (9 months ago)
Military uniform ties use a keeper with a buttonhole in the narrow blade to keep it from flapping in the breeze.
Charley Panda (10 months ago)
Ha, Trump wears his tie like a cheap piece of shit. lol
James Clark (11 months ago)
I'm a lazy guy and I tend to not leave myself time to really get dressed in the mornings. So, as a time saving measure I slip my tie off over my head and leave it tied so all I have to do it put it on and tighten the knot. Is this bad for tie? Be honest, I can take it.
Mo Yo (1 year ago)
Cheeky Trump Dig.
Chem1456 (1 year ago)
He is wearing a half windsor knot right?
Global Warming (1 year ago)
what is the tie design called at 1:53
Alexis Knows (1 year ago)
I have noticed guys are wearing there ties longer... looks good to me.
Deano 1 (1 year ago)
How should you store your tie colection? Does keeping them on racks make them slowly streth with gravity. I have started rolling mine and putting them in a drawer.
Chris Cross (1 year ago)
I am working on making custom length ties especially for big and tall men because the standard tie is only 58"-59" My personal Ties that i have made for me are 70"
Jean-Luc Defreynes (1 year ago)
Mr Schneider, Is the dimple really right? as it is indeed a crease, I would not bet it is always right, yet what do you think about it, please? Thank you. JLD
Ryan Smith (1 year ago)
Would you mind speaking on tucking one's ties into their trousers?
WoWOmegor (3 months ago)
Only if you are a doctor
Haras (1 year ago)
I do this sometimes, and it looks great in my opinion.
Bryant Marin (1 year ago)
Can you do a video on brands of ties
Momo mimi (1 year ago)
Beautiful jacket, has a 1940s-1950s look to it. Bespoke or vintage?
Marius Adrian (1 year ago)
i am 6.2 and i can say most ties are too fucking short...
moodyguymick (1 year ago)
Language Timothy !
MIke J (1 year ago)
Marius Adrian hell yes, same here😠
Brian Corley (1 year ago)
Best knot for short men, I'm talking guys 5'6" and under? I have sooo much trouble getting proper length when I tie a tie no matter what knot I use.
Gentleman's Gazette (1 year ago)
+Brian Corley get shorter ties, that's the only way
David W (1 year ago)
Personally I prefer a full Windsor with the tie to the waist and a tie tack in the middle of the tie rarely use a tie bar.
koolkokaine1 (2 years ago)
Mr. Aaron Marino is the foundation of gentlemen's style and class. Mr. Antonio Centeno is the skyscrapper of gentlemen's style and class. And Mr. Sven Raphael Schneider is the epitome of gentlemen's style and class.
Xiomara Dickison (2 years ago)
POTUS needs your lessons. Please lend a helping hand.
Matthew Mangiaracina (2 years ago)
Did anybody notice his pocket square left his pocket and transformed into a flower on his lapel?
Gallifreyan Browncoat (2 years ago)
If my ties end up being too long, I usually go for a double four in hand to keep it at the top of my belt.
Cameron Turner (2 years ago)
Half Windsor, no dimple,long front, center of buckle, keeper and a tie bar.
Michalis Vamvatiras (2 years ago)
Nice touch with the cheap keeper :) right on point i might add :-)
Darrell Ross (2 years ago)
The picture of my President seemed very intentional. Please be more respectful. Still a fan; for now.
Michael Pair (11 months ago)
Norseman you should learn to spell properly is that asking “too” much for one “to” not look stupid?
no one care about you getting offended when your beloved president is pointed out for dressing terribly, it's just fact not politics
no one cares if you're offended. Keep it too yourself.
Akshay Potdar (2 years ago)
Hi, can you do a video on suspenders or braces for trousers? Thanks
Gentleman's Gazette (2 years ago)
Hi, thanks for the suggestion. We will add that in our list.
The Xntrik Jay-Mo (2 years ago)
I'm not a fan of the dimple. What's the point or significance
Itamajano (2 years ago)
Raphael because of you I know dress very dapper and most importantly correctly! So glad I found your channel a year ago!!!
Gentleman's Gazette (2 years ago)
You are welcome. Thanks for the support!
Brian Warner (2 years ago)
i seen some fly ties in this video
achaarpickler (2 years ago)
For everyone raging about how Raphael showed a photo of Mr. Trump, you would be heartened after you check out his video about vests/undershirts.....
Mike Kojoori (2 years ago)
From what I've read, a larger knot is most ideal for a spread collar shirt. And given that larger knots take up more of the tie length, I find that I barely have enough material to place it in the tie-stay. PS I find large and elaborate knots. My go-to knot is the double Windsor.
Daniel Wood (2 years ago)
One of the most distracting looks on a man is when his tie peeks out from under his jacket. Some might consider it casual and a good look. Personally, I think it breaks the clean lines and men should start wearing vests again. Bring on back the styles of the 1920's!
Wolf0067 (2 years ago)
Dedicate it to Mr Trump!
MRZsiir (2 years ago)
Do you have any opinion about the slim/ narrow ties?
pops 69 (4 months ago)
Yes, don't wear them. Be classic, not trendy.
Oliver Sørensen (2 years ago)
I like the tie to be around the belt area. in the middle or at the top edge is fine for me. whenever I get a new tie, be it short or long, I always try to tie it a few times before the day I'm going to use it. that way I know how to tie it when the day comes, and I don't risk being late for work, because I had problems with the tie 👐
Kent Keller (2 years ago)
I like proper tie length, but a President that protects America and honors the Constitution is more important to me. Glad Barry is gone.
iTzNoxy (3 months ago)
I'm not a Trump supporter or even an American, but you can't in good faith say that he "banned muslims". That is just patently false. The trend with the American left these days seems to be to 1. Over simplify the argument and 2. Taint it with some identity politics angle. They have to reframe every conversation because they have no arguments if they debated things fairly.
Thinktanktwo Passive (2 years ago)
Donald Trump has a well-documented lack of taste in everything from fashion to architecture. He is the epitome of what not to do if you want to look good. Thus he is the perfect example for many lessons being taught by the Gazette. It's not the end of the world, it's not a political attack. Stop being a butthurt snowflake, start using more than two brain cells, and move the fuck on.
ZeTTT3R (2 years ago)
Trump just want to save his country and his ppl. (true americans)
Jabbawokeez4 (10 months ago)
I'm so sorry the public school system failed you.
Mongolsky Mongol (2 years ago)
Now I'm wondering, how high are you Raphael?
moodyguymick (1 year ago)
He's on the 6th floor.
Hossam Korin (2 years ago)
dude, you're hilarious!!! LMFAO!!!
Gentleman's Gazette (2 years ago)
184cm 6'1/2"
Mongolsky Mongol (2 years ago)
Tbh with the way he is smiling after every sentence you could assume I actually meant high XD
jurchiks101 (2 years ago)
You know, it's not obvious on the internet. He could have been a troll too.
Mr. Beetleman (2 years ago)
I am a fan of the jacket he is wearing in the video. Wide lapels are awesome.
D G (2 years ago)
The tie looks better reaching the belt.
Kyle Wyatt (2 years ago)
I have a thought about 0:39 – Although the history of tie places it as pure decoration, could it not be suggested that over time, function was infused into tie design, making it _more_ than just decoration today? I ask this because I believe the modern tie does serve a distinct purpose: A shirt button cover (typically, a tie that covers any more or any less than your shirt buttons is already considered generally taboo) and something to block the elements from getting down your collar. To take it to a logical extreme, if the tie is purely decoration then why are clip-on ties not more acceptable? Thoughts?
Martin Saavedra (2 years ago)
caballero Raphael ✌ Srs shirt ?
Martin Saavedra (2 years ago)
Thank you😁
TheHonestLiar (2 years ago)
It's a monogram for his initials, Sven Raphael Schneider.
I like the full Windsor knot cause it's so nice and even. It doesn't look so crooked compared to other knots. I also tighten the knot so it doesn't look so big.
John Doe (8 months ago)
Exactly, i do the same. Its the only knot you need. All the people who say its for wide spread collar is outdated. Like you said, and like i do also, you can tighten it and make it smaller so it suits any collar you have. I personally like it big no matter what collar you have. To suit elite are wrong to say its only good for certain shirt collars only. The full Windsor knot is the best knot of all time period.
studyeye (2 years ago)
The Pratt knot is also symmetrical, and it's smaller than the Windsor. He links to his instructional towards the end of this video
Christopher A. (2 years ago)
Politics aside, knowing of Trump over the decades, he probably doee wear his ties purposefully long to point to his crotch. LOL.
Sailing oie sauvage (11 months ago)
Shotgunmad xl his ties are to long though, why would he not buy a shorter tie?
M Sato (1 year ago)
Christopher A. Tie pin (tie bar) is a personal choice, nothing to do with necessity.
Christopher A. (2 years ago)
Shotgunmad xl The combo of long tie and high trousers could be it too. Thing is, since he's taping up his ties like @3:55 that suggests it's barely long enough in the first place. Or maybe he's tying the front of the tie long for some other reason. I'm a little taller than him, so having the back tail of the tie too short is something that happens with regular length ties. Now why he doesn't wear tie bars is another question. His company sells them. I'm sure he's seen them all over the place in his life. I'm genuinely curious.
Ken Meyer (2 years ago)
Knit ties are often shorter then silk ties. What then?
Komünizm Kazanacak (2 years ago)
Do you prefer pleated pants over flat front ones?
bkcpisme (2 years ago)
Make tie length great again
Frank Gadson (2 years ago)
Fantastic video I agree that the proper length would be just above the waist band this length give your look total balance if for example one end of the tie extends far beyond the other it simply throws your attire off balance people eyes will be drawn to that fact and no matter how well coordinated your outfit is when your accessories are at war with your suit in this case just doesn't look well symmetry is important when putting a look together when something looks out of place then you have defeated your purpose thanks for the video fine summation.

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