How to Buy a Tie Worthy of a CEO

Get the color and width right.
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Get the color and width right.

Last year, thin ties were very fashionable, but that trend is already waning. Moreover, nothing says, “I’m the coolest junior manager at the company” quite like a thin tie. If you are shopping for a successful executive who exudes a certain gravitas, look for something that is between three and four inches wide. Just as you can go too thin, you can also go too light. As a rule, a tie should be darker than the shirt it’s paired with, and should never match it. This limits the versatility of pastel and yellow ties.