3, 5 or 7 plies ?
3 plies: a tie folded three times on itself. This is the lightest variation because less material is used. This is a good solution if you choose a thicker material.
5 plies: an intermediate construction, which will hold better but is still quite light. There is a little more material, and always a woollen interlining to give consistency to the whole.
7 plies: they are entirely made from the shell of the tie, folded and folded on itself. They are therefore completely free of linings. The hand and the fall obtained thanks to this construction are sublime.
Choose the right length and width of the tie:
For length, three criteria are taken into account:
– your heights
– your favorite pants: and how you wear them (high or normal size?)
– the style you want: for a classic business wear you will have a small panel that comes to the same length as the big one, while for a more sartorial style you will let the small panel exceed the big one.
And for width, here’s what you need to consider:
– your build: 7.5 to 8 if you’re thinner, more if you’re taller.
– your wardrobe: the width of your tie should be proportional to the width of your jacket lapels and shirt collar.
Note that it is possible to be thin and wear a suit with wide lapels, an imposing shirt collar and a tie 8.5 or even 9 cm wide. However, the opposite is strictly not recommended.
Patterns and style tips
“Garza Grossa Vs Garza Fina”
Also in the choice of construction, the more pleats you tend to choose, the bigger your knot will be. In this case, it will be preferable to opt for a more generous construction for the “Fina” and more classic for the “Garza”.