Let’s go straight in with some occasions and decisions on whether a skinny tie is appropriate or you need to raise your neckwear game with a little more class.
Black Tie Event
This is a definitely no, not even if it’s a black skinny tie. Unless it’s a relaxed affair and they’ve called it ‘black tie’ to get people to make an effort, go all out with a bow tie and a cummerbund. You’ll know your guests, so check before you wear the wrong tie!
You can definitely wear a skinny tie to a wedding if you’re the groom or just a guest! If you’re the groom though, check with your bride-to-be that she doesn’t want a really traditional wedding because if she’s got her heart set on you in a cravat and a morning coat, she might not be too pleased with your choice! For guests, make sure that you look smart and put together in your skinny tie and always wear a slim well-cut suit to accompany.
A skinny tie, again like the wedding guest explanation above, is perfectly acceptable for a Christening. Make sure that you look dapper and you’ve got your top button done up and you’ll be set. Best not to wear a black skinny tie to a Christening or a wedding though, it might look a little too sombre for such a happy, celebratory occasion.
The office is usually a fine place for a skinny tie, just be careful with your employer, as they might not be as up to date with sartorial style as you are. Most places should be fine with it as long as it’s not micro super skinny like a pencil!
This is similar to the above but it might be best to play it safe with an average tie unless you know that your potential employer will be fine with a more fashion forward approach to neckwear.
Usually, a date would be the perfect time to get a skinny tie out. They’re formal enough that you look like you’ve made an effort and stylish enough to show some personality. Just make sure that you’re not going bowling, a tie is probably a bit much for the Megabowl and you might get it stuck in that crazy bowling ball regurgitation machine. Ouch.
Hopefully that’s cleared up a few questions that you might have had about when and where to rock a skinny tie. If you have any more occasions that you’re not sure of or you want to share an opinion, leave a comment below and let us know whether this was helpful or not!