Q&A: Where to Buy Skinny Ties

May 2nd, 2007

Q:  I walked into the Gap because I saw one of their models on the display poster wearing a black skinny tie and white shirt combination.  But as it turns out, Gap doesn’t sell the black skinny tie, the one thing that made me walk into the store.  Where’s a good place to buy a skinny tie?

2.75\" Black Skinny TieA:  Chic and modern (and a Hollywood red carpet staple), skinny ties are surprisingly hard to find in mall-type stores.  Luckily, they’re more readily accessible online.  Here’s a few skinny ties to check out:

1.5" Woven Polyester Tie (Style 1523) | $15 at NarrowTies
A textured matte finish gives this uber-narrow tie it’s popularity.  56" long.

(Pictured) 2.75" Satin Finish Tie | $9.95 (sale) at Tieguys
With a widest width of 2.75" (one inch less than a standard tie) and a length of 57", this tie is narrow–but not too narrow. 

1.5" Satin Finish Skinny Tie | $9.95 at Dancestore
Perfect for special occasions, this tie features a satin finish and a dramatically narrow width.

Style question?  We’ve got answers.  E-mail us at tips at omiru dot com, or leave us a comment with your question.

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10 Comments Add your own

  • 1. RobynT  |  May 2nd, 2007 at 2:18 pm

    I would think that thrift shops would be good for this too. No?

  • 2. Trisha  |  May 2nd, 2007 at 11:12 pm

    Great point, Robyn. Thrift stores will likely be a better bet than mall type stores.

  • 3. J  |  May 9th, 2007 at 1:51 pm

    Is it OK to wear a skinny tie with a wingtipped shirt for a tuxedo?

  • 4. Trisha  |  May 10th, 2007 at 3:47 am

    While we’re used to seeing the skinny tie with a shirt with a regular sized collar, we don’t see anything wrong with pairing it with a wing tip shirt. Our style tip for you–wear it with confidence. Bravo to you, J, for your creativity!

  • 5. Amy  |  May 14th, 2007 at 1:56 am

    Tomomi over at Camden Lock in Los Angeles has a great selection of mix-and-match skinny ties, shirts, and jackets. The ties are slightly pricier than those listed above, but the transition between her separates is flawless and modern. Her store is great – she has been there for over ten years and has recieved a lot of press since Green Day chose her look for American Idiot. My boyfriend swears by Tomomi’s work!

    Skinny ties and other goodies are avaiable at her online storefront: http://www.myspace.com/camdenlockclothing

  • 6. Trisha  |  May 15th, 2007 at 1:54 am

    Thanks for the tip, Amy!

  • 7. John  |  September 23rd, 2007 at 2:17 am

    band of outsiders makes a fantastic skinny tie


  • 8. John  |  September 23rd, 2007 at 2:17 am

    and of course, dior homme makes the quintessential skinny tie.

  • 9. Mark  |  July 16th, 2009 at 10:56 am

    I get my skinny ties from this site: http://www.CenterYourStyle.com

    I get a lot of compliments on them. No matter what kind of tie I wear, I always prefer to use a windsor or double windsor knot as opposed to the four in hand.

  • 10. James  |  September 15th, 2010 at 10:07 am

    Knot Theory makes some striking skinny ties


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