If the lapels on the jacket are slim, keep the tie slim. It’s amazing how this simple rule is over looked by most, from fashion ‘’gods’’ to the average joe. As elegant and graceful as suiting may look it all boils down to your knowledge and appreciation for proportions. If you nail the proportions you can get almost any suit to look twice its price tag. The rule of thumb is that the tie at its widest point should equal the lapel at its widest point. The trick is not to walk around your local haberdasher with your tie rack on your shoulder but  to have the eye to point a  tie with a width of 2.5 inches to 3 inches from a rope.Skinny ties and huge lapels were big in the early 50’s, but as far as room to inject personal style that is about as far as  it…

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