Long and Extra Long Ties Made Easy

by Kevin Gaertner December 11, 2017

No matter your style and height, we make it easy to get the right fit.

Shopping for long ties doesn't need to be frustrating. It shouldn't require several browser windows to compare stores and sizes. You shouldn't have to take trips to different department stores just to find something that fits. And it certainly doesn't require compromising on looks.

This is just some of the relieved feedback we've heard from tall customers and those buying ties on their behalf. Fortunately for them, and for you, we don't just have a few styles available in long sizes. Every tie we make is available in a long or extra long.

Since all our products are made to order on demand, we can create the exact tie you have your eyes on in any of our sizes. Whether you need a long or an extra long, our entire collection of neckties is available to you.

Meet Nick. You can't see his head because he's 6'8", but he's our resident print master and casual tie wearer. As you can see, our extra long tie fits him perfectly and the tail is plenty long.

Custom sizing any which way.

It's not just our retail selection that come in several sizes, but all custom designs are available in your choice of lengths as well.

Outfitting a basketball team with branded apparel? We make it easy to order five long and five extra long ties.

Giving ties as a gift to the tall groom and average groomsmen? Mix and match custom designs on four regular and one long tie. There are no limits.

Custom sizing doesn't just end there. We also offer all our neckties in three widths: Skinny, Knotty, and Classic. Not only do tall tie-wearers need a longer size, but they often prefer a more traditional width to fit their style. With our on-demand production these choices are available for every customer.

Tie Width OptionsSo why is it that tall and tall-ish guys struggle finding the right length tie for them?

The obvious answer - their height.

Not every company makes long ties, and even fewer make extra long versions. If they do, their sizing charts are often all over the place and inconsistent.

We try to keep it simple. Our sizing suggestions are based around a modern look where the tie should reach down to the belt buckle or waistband. If you prefer to wear it shorter or longer keep that in mind as you determine your size.

Without any additional considerations, our general rules of thumb for sizing tall folks are as follows.

  • Shorter than 6'2" - Our standard 58" tie will do the trick.
  • Between 6'2" and 6'4" - Size up to our long 62" tie.
  • Taller than 6'4" - Pick our extra long 66" option.

But we understand there are always other considerations.

Style considerations.

How do you like to tie your necktie knot? A larger, more complex knot will use more of the tie and can change how much of the tail is available. If you're a tie-aficionado and know how to tie something fancy, this might be a consideration to size up.

Sizing too small can mean the tail of the tie often doesn't reach the catch. That little tag that tucks it neatly away is called the catch, and not reaching it leads to a dangling tail which nobody wants. Be sure to air on the side of caution when choosing your size tie to be certain that you can reach and use the catch.

Body considerations.

For many guys being tall also means having a larger neck. It makes shopping for bow ties especially difficult (if that's your thing - we still have you covered) and can add some hassle to shopping for regular neckties.

If you're on the fence with our standard sizing suggestions listed above, take the time to measure your neck. If it's close to, or greater than 18", choose the next size up. This will allow for a more comfortable fit and make sure the tail reaches the catch.

Guys with tall chests and torsos may have encountered this problem in the past if sizing is solely based on your overall height. If you have long legs, keep in mind that the height from your waist to your neck may lead you to consider a standard, or just a long length. 

Last but not least is the size of your stomach. Rarely is this something male shoppers like to admit to, but it's essential to consider how much your tie is not hanging vertically from the neck. The larger your stomach or chest is, and this goes for muscular guys as well, then the shorter the tie will end up being overall.

Again, if you think your stomach is going to shave a few inches off where you want the tie to fall at the waist, then size up and play it safe.

Why long and extra long ties cost more.

As you probably have seen from shopping around and price checking different stores, long ties tend to cost more. Sometimes even double the price of a regular tie. While it does cost more to make these longer versions, charging an arm and a leg is just dishonest to customers. That's why we've affordably priced our long ties with transparent markups for all the custom and retail ties we offer.

  • Long ties are $5 extra.
  • Extra long ties are $15 extra.

Since all our products are handmade in the USA, they do require some extra labor and love to create. Both of our longer tie options requires more fabric to be used and printed, along with additional time for stitching and finishing. If you're ordering a number of ties in different sizes, we do make note of the long ties on the bottom of the box so you don't have to guess which is the longer version.

Tie Length Options

Bow ties made to fit everyone.

Because tall guys also like bow ties, we offer them in two neck sizes to accommodate larger folks or those with bigger necks. All our of bow tie pattern collections are available in two sizes at no extra cost.

If you're just not sure of your bow tie size, simply measure the circumference of your neck and see where you stand. Our two sizing choices are as follows:

  • Necks from 14 - 18" fit our standard bow tie.
  • Necks greater than 18" should choose our extra long version.
     






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Sizing

Face Masks 

Adult Standard Adult Small
5" x 9"
Fits most male adults.
4.5" x 8"
Fits most women and young adults.

 

Neck Gaiters 

Regular Small
9.5” x 14”
Fits most men and those with larger heads.
8.5" x 14"
Fits most women and kids.

 

Neckties

Widths

Skinny Knotty Classic
2.25" wide 2.75" wide 3.5" wide


Lengths

Standard Long Extra-Long
58" long 62" long 66" long

 
Kids

Youth Self-Tied
52" long
Ages 10+

  

Bow Ties 

Adult Kids Pre-Tied Baby Pre-Tied
Self-tied style
Adjustable for necks 14-18"
Ages 2 and over
Adjustable velcro closure
Ages 2 and under
Adjustable velcro closure

  

Unisex Robes 

S/M L/XL
Comparable to 0-14 in Women's sizing
Comparable to Small or Medium in Men's sizing
31" wide at the waist
36" length
Comparable to 16-26 in Women's sizing
Comparable to Large or X-Large in Men's sizing
35" wide at the waist
39" length