What is the need for extra long ties? When a gentleman is over 6’3, he is going to need ties with extra length to give him the right style and dressy look that is needed whenever a tie is appropriate. For a shorter man, the general length of a tie should be about 57 inches long. However, if a fellow is 6’4, he is going to need a tie that is closer to 60 inches long. This allows the tie to end right at the mid-point of the belt buckle, which is exactly where it should be. Unfortunately without the luxury of an extra long tie, the end sometimes comes above the belt buckle, which is not considered a fashionable length.
A good-looking tie is expected to go with the chosen outfit and to complement a suit or dress shirt, as well as fit the occasion. A silk tie in a beautiful color can be a perfect accent to any suit. However, if the tie hits above the belt, it is guaranteed to take away from the degree of sophistication and fashion that one is trying to achieve.
Extra long ties can be found in many colors and patterns such as striped ties or ties in bold colors or accents. Places to look for ties, in general, include Alfani and Geoffrey Beane. Tommy Hilfiger as well as Kenneth Cole Reaction, are also great places to check out ties, in many different colors, patterns and styles. From polka dot ties to plaid, there is a tie to please almost any taste.
So, when looking for the best in extra long ties, from elegant solid ties to wild and bold patterns, be sure to pick several ties to fit your lifestyle. Also realize that many ties will stretch, so make sure that your choices do not become too long, which can be as distracting as too short. In the meantime, look for great ties to do your wardrobe justice, and do your shopping at Macy’s.