II. Length : Get It Right!
III. Built Tough : The Construction & Fabric
the avg. male: 3 1/4"
the broader male: 3 3/4"
the slender male: 2 3/4"
A great tie is lined with 100% wool, which is very hard to come by. Don't worry if you find a wool blend. They are still great ties. It will also have a tie back marker. It’s actually a small horizontal stitch on the back of the tie, right where the wide end splits to form the tip, holding the two sides together. This helps keep the tie’s shape and is often absent on mass-produced ties. Lastly, a great tie has three panels. You can feel for the seems to count the panels.
After you have done the hand test, rub the fabric against your hand. If it feels rough to you then it is probably made from a cheaper product. Don't make this one of your thrift purchases.