The size of a necktie is a personal thing constrained by custom and aesthetics. Hipsters wear ties that are 2" (5 cm) wide, when they wear them at all, and some men still wear them 4" (10cm) wide, the fashionable peak width of a decade ago. The mainstream today wears them 3 1/4" (8cm) to 3 1/2" (9cm), about the width of today's jacket lapels, which is as it should be for a tie the same width as the lapel is one of the things that keep a chest in visual harmony.
In addition to width there is the matter of length. The triangle of a necktie's tip is about the height of a trouser waistband, and, when tied, the tip of the necktie should reach the bottom of the waistband like the tie on the man in the photograph. Men of course are not stamped from cookie cutters and differ in length, which makes accomplishing this objective with standard length neckties easier for some than for others. And for those for whom tie length is an issue, there are two customary alternatives. The first is to tie the necktie so that the front blade is the proper length, leaving the rear shorter or longer than the front (and tucking any significant excess length into the trousers). The other is to have one's neckties made to the precise length required. And, generally speaking, men for whom the rear blade is more than 3" (8cm) too long or too short should consider made to order neckties.
There are a few silks for made to order neckties by E&G Cappelli of Naples, one of the world's best tiemakers, on the ASW store this week. The designs have been set aside exclusively for us. They will be offered for about two weeks and then replaced with other choices. And, once gone, they will not be repeated.
Specify the fabric, select standard construction (lined three-fold with tipping and a keeper) or lined six-fold construction for a $30 surcharge if that is your preference, and specify length and width. Your tie will be ready in about six weeks.
And, by the way, there are also two new colorways of my favorite socks, those cotton dress hose with a contrasting vertical rib.