If you are wearing a suit, are you breaking the rules or following them. Not everyone can be Doc Severinsen, but even he follows some of the rules. Here’s a top 5 list of the rules you should follow.
1) The width of the tie should match the width of the lapel. In the mid-1970s, ties were as wide as the tire on a Buick. Those days have not returned. (whew). If you must wear a string tie, you better be from Texas, Arizona or New Mexico.
2) Speaking of wide, don’t. At least don’t right now. Maybe in another 10 years wide lapels will come back. Right now the trend is thin. You can go wide if you want to, but we’re hoping you’ll only do that for a retro dress party.