Anonymous User wrote:Okay, relevant question.
I'm slightly on the short side (around 5'8") and thin (about 140 lbs, waist around 29"). More importantly, I have a very weird torso-to-leg proportion: tiny torso, long legs. Despite being 5'8", I wear a ~32-34" pant leg; 33" is ideal.
This makes me have real trouble finding ties that don't look ridiculously long. (Everything else is fine tailored, but ties of course are not usually tailored.) Ordinary tie lengths tend to come down well below my belt even when pulled exactly even. My solution to this has always been tying extra-large knots to use up material (always wear a full Windsor and do an extra loop on each side), but my sense is that this creates a knot that might look weirdly bulky to an interviewer, especially on my small frame. Recommendations on finding ties that fit me better or what to do to make ordinary ties not look strange?
Thanks in advance.
I'm not sure where you wear your pants, but with a frame like yours it's acceptable to wear your trousers closer to the hips than the waist (which is standard for most men). This will give you some extra room to play with.
Look into boys' ties. The selection is usually somewhat less conservative, but you'll probably be able to find something acceptable for OCI
(Not recommended) Tie your tie so that the front falls to the proper length; tuck back of tie into shirt between buttons. This is a last-ditch solution that I would avoid if at all possible.