Sizing Guide


Unfortunately, there is no one size fits all solution to neckties. Our step-by-step guide below takes into account all factors (e.g. trouser rise, preferred knot, posture, neck size, belly (or lack of it) that determine your ideal necktie length.

1. Pick an existing necktie (any necktie – even one that does not fit well is fine!), lay it flat on the ground and measure it from tip to tip with a ruler or measuring tape without stretching the tie.

2. Wearing a collared shirt and a pair of trousers, tie your usual knot (we suggest a four-in-hand knot) such that the front tip of the tie falls in the middle of your trouser’s waistband. Be sure to knot it as tightly as you normally wear a tie – when tied, you should not see a gap between the collar and the top of the knot. Please note that your trouser rise, or how high it sits on your waist, substantially affects the length required. We suggest doing this step with the actual pair of trousers that you plan to wear the ordered tie with.

3. Ideally, you would want the front tip to be in the middle of your belt buckle, and the the rear end of the tie to end up around 1″ shorter. If the tie you have just tied on fits exactly as described, then the length measured in step 1 is exactly right for you. If the rear end of the tie ends up shorter or longer than is ideal, simply add or subtract the required amount from the tie length measured in step 1 to get your ideal tie length.

4. Please bear in mind that all ties tend to stretch around 1″ (approximately 1″ more for unlined grenadine ties) or so after being worn a few times, so please take into account this stretch when specifying your length. Some folks prefer the back blade of their ties to be longer than the front, and if this is what you prefer, you can order a tie to be longer by however much more you desire.

If measuring an existing tie is not an option, we would suggest 57″ length for an average sized gentleman (5’8″ or 173cm) who wears trousers of average rise and ties a four-in-hand knot. Kindly note that this does not and cannot take into account a multitude of factors and we do not guarantee that the size will work! This is a crude estimation that should not be used unless you are purchasing a tie as a gift and it is impossible to measure for the recipient.

Tie widths are really a matter of taste – we suggest a classic width of 3 1/2″ (8.9cm) for average size gentlemen, as it is proportionate to most mens’ figures and lapel sizes. Slimmer gentlemen, or gents that wear suits with smaller lapels, may be better off with a narrower width.

If you require a size that is not listed in the dropdown options, or require additional assistance in selecting your size, we would be glad to assist you if you write to us at

Bow Ties

Our bow ties can be adjusted by sliders to fit a range of neck sizes – the regular fits neck sizes from 14″ to 19”, while the small fits neck sizes from 9″ to 14″.

We offer two styles of bow ties, the batwing which is a more timeless style, or the diamond point which is a touch more modern.

Pocket Squares

Our pocket squares are offered in only one size, except for White Linen and The Ultimate White Square, which are offered in two variants. In general, fabrics which are slightly more bulky are made smaller, and vice versa, in order to ensure minimal bulging in the breast pocket.


The best way to determine your ideal scarf length would be to put on your favourite scarf, and tie your usual knot such that the one edge of the scarf falls around the middle of your belt buckle, or wherever you prefer it to be. Add or subtract the length that is too short/long to the scarf measurement, and you will have your ideal scarf length.

As a guideline,  a 76″ long scarf is sufficient for a tying a double-looped knot on a 5’3″ (160cm) tall person, and a 82″  long scarf is sufficient for tying the same knot on a 5’9″ (175cm) tall person. If in doubt, pick a longer size as it is generally more versatile and allows you to tie a larger assortment of knots.

If you require a size that is not listed in the dropdown options, or require additional assistance in selecting your size, we would be glad to assist you if you write to us at


Place a measuring tape around your head 1/8″  (0.5cm) above your ear, encircling your entire head. Hold the tape firmly, but not too tightly – you are essentially measuring the size of your head exactly where you would like your hat to sit. Make a note of the length in centimetres, and that is your desired hat size. If your measurement falls between sizes, please size up.

Order Processing Time

Most of our products are made upon order placement and may take up to 14 business days before they are ready to be shipped.

If you need a product in a rush, please send us an email before placing your order.

You will receive a shipping confirmation email with tracking details once we have dispatched your order.

During our home studio closure periods, please note the order processing time will be longer than usual. Please send us an email at if you wish to find out about our order processing time during such closure periods.

Shipping & Delivery

Shipping within Singapore

  1. Registered mail delivery via SingPost tracked mail service at S$5.00 before GST. This is a trackable, signature-required, door-step service that takes approximately 3-5 days from posting date. For orders valued above S$80, domestic shipping is free!
    This delivery service does not cater to outskirt areas and restricted locations such as Sentosa, offshore islands, Jurong Island, SAF Bases, PO Box Addresses etc.
  2. Local courier delivery at S$25.00 before GST. You may select this option if you need your parcel delivered on a certain day/time.
  3. Self-collection can be arranged at our home-based studio most days. We will send you an email when your order is ready for collection. An appointment is required for collection of orders.

Please note our standard order processing time of up to 14 days still applies regardless of chosen delivery method (see section above).

For exceptionally large orders and/or large individually packed orders, we will contact you if shipping rates differ.

Shipping to all countries (except Singapore)

  1. Registered economy standard airmail shipping – S$16 – S$22 depending on the shipping destination. Free for orders above S$400.
    This is a signature-required service that takes about 8-18 working days depending on customs clearance. During festive seasons (especially Thanksgiving & Christmas), please allow at least an extra week for delivery as the postal service is generally working beyond capacity.
    Goods sent this way are trackable in most countries, but we have had trouble with tracking parcels delivered to Italy, Poland, Germany, Austria, Australia, Spain, India and China. Goods delivered to these countries are usually safe, but may take a few extra days and tracking may not be enabled.
    Shipping via registered economy airmail is fully insured by Vanda Fine Clothing against losses or damages. If your parcel’s contents are damaged, or your parcel has not been received after 1 month from the date of posting, we will resend your order at our cost, or issue a full refund for your order.
  2. FedEx International Economy shipping – Flat rate price is determined by shipping location.
    Delivery speed of 2-5 working days, with full tracking service available online. During festive seasons (especially Thanksgiving & Christmas), please allow at least a few more days for delivery as the courier service is generally working beyond capacity. Fully insured.

Please note our standard order processing time of up to 14 days still applies regardless of chosen delivery method (see section above).

For exceptionally large orders and/or large individually packed orders, we will contact you if shipping rates differ.

Please note that import customs duty for international shipments are the responsibility of the customer.

Order Tracking

Upon shipment of the order, customers will receive an e-mail from Vanda Fine Clothing notifying them of the tracking details. With the tracking code, you can track your order’s shipping status in the box below. If the box is not working, please email us directly at


We will gladly accept exchanges for accessories, pocket squares, or neckties in 3 1/2″ x 57″ size within 14 days of receipt. Should the item that you wish to exchange be out of stock, we will issue a full refund for the item.

Returns and exchanges on custom orders and sale items are not allowed, unless a mistake was made on our part. Custom orders include monogrammed products, kimono scarves, bow ties and neckties in all sizes excluding 3 1/2″ x 57″.

If you wish to return or exchange an item, please email us for instructions as soon as possible at All items must be returned in their original state – unworn, free of damage, stains and fragrances, and with original packaging and tags.

For return packages, all shipping costs, including any duty incurred during this process will be the customer’s responsibility. If all conditions are met, a full refund for the item cost (not including postage) or exchange will be issued. Vanda Fine Clothing will not be responsible for any return packages lost in transit without confirmation of delivery to Vanda Fine Clothing. Please contact us at info@vandafineclothing if you have any questions and concerns.

Care Instructions

All neckties and pocket squares should be professionally dry cleaned only, except for linen and cotton squares that can be hand washed cold.

For pocket squares, if you wish to iron them, please avoid pressing the handrolled edges which will destroy their plump and round shape. We do not recommend trying to iron your neckties yourselves as you are likely to remove the 3D nature of your product that we will not be able to restore without rebuilding it completely.

We recommend storing neckties hung up for at least 1-2 days after use to let gravity take care of the wrinkles, after which they can be rolled up for storage. Please take care to avoid crushing the handrolled edges in storage.

A recrafting service is offered for neckties made by Vanda Fine Clothing only, and we will re-slipstitch your necktie and replace the interlining for a fee of S$60 before GST, exclusive of delivery charges. Please contact us at info@vandafineclothing for more information.

Loyalty & Referral Program

Loyalty Program

Earn 1 point for every Singapore dollar that you spend (excluding shipping and taxes). The points you accumulate can be used to redeem rewards based off the following scheme:

S$100 spent – 100 points – S$5 off
S$500 spent – 500 points – S$30 off
S$1000 spent – 1000 points – S$70 off
S$2000 spent – 2000 points – S$200 off!
Discount vouchers are not stackable in a single cart.

We are cracking our brains to find more unique ways to reward you for your purchases, perhaps with exclusive products that can only be redeemed through points. This rewards program was launched on 2 December 2015. Any purchases made before 2 December 2015 do not count towards our new rewards program.

**Please remember to log into your account before making any purchases. Otherwise the points you have earned from that particular purchase will not be registered into your account.

Referral Program

After logging into your shop account, click on the Vanda Rewards tab on the bottom left of your screen and you can simply share your referral link with as many friends (who do not have existing accounts with our store) as you wish. Once they utilise their one-off discount of 5% off their first order, you earn 100 rewards points!

Frequently Asked Questions

Do you accept custom orders?

Please read the section on Sizing Guide.

Do you ship internationally?

International orders are most welcome. Please refer to our Shipping and Delivery section for more information.

Do I have to pay taxes (GST)?

With effect from 15 June 2015, Vanda Fine Clothing Pte Ltd is Goods and Services Tax (GST) registered in Singapore. Our GST Registration number is 201120489C.

For deliveries within Singapore and purchases direct from our workshop, all products including local delivery charges will be charged at the prevailing GST rate (currently 9%).

For exports to international destinations, there will be no GST charged on products and delivery, so our prices will remain unchanged. GST will be removed from the prices at checkout once our system detects that the delivery is to a non-Singapore address. However, there may be import taxes implemented by your country’s customs department, which are not within our control. Please note all payable import taxes are the responsibility of the customer.

What happens if my parcel is lost?

Shipping via all methods is fully insured by Vanda Fine Clothing against losses or damages. If your parcel is damaged, or not received after 1 month from the date of posting, we will resend your order at our cost, or issue a full refund of your order.

Where and how are your products made?

Our products are proudly handmade in our own home studio in Singapore. Learn more about our design philosophy and construction process in Our Crafts section.

Are the colours accurately represented?

We make every effort to accurately describe and display the colours of our products. However, since actual colours and shades depend on your monitor and lighting conditions, we cannot guarantee that your screen will accurately reproduce the actual colours.

If you would like to get a feel of the fabric (for neckties only), we offer a swatch service. You may place an order for a set of 5 swatches at S$10, with free shipping worldwide.

Why are the dimensions on my tie slightly different than the stated measurements?

While we strive for perfection, the reality is that a handmade product is never going to be 100% perfect. This is especially so for our neckties which are all untipped and unlined/partially lined, and minor variation in specified widths and lengths should not be considered as defects, but rather the nature of a product made by hand with fine fabrics. In particular, since we do not press our ties’ edges completely flat, but rather allow them to roll naturally, they may appear to be slightly different than stated.

Also, unlined ties or partially lined neckties may stretch a little with use, since they are cut on the bias (in order to drape well) and do not have a very stiff interlining to hold them firmly in place. On our end we take extra care to pre-stretch each tie on the bias before cutting, and with some fabrics, we actually cut the tie a little shorter than the requested length in anticipation of stretch. Hence, upon receipt, most of our neckties will be slightly shorter than specified, but will stretch out to (approximately) your specified length. Alas, depending on how loosely woven the necktie fabric is or how tight the knots are tied, this is not a full guarantee that the ties will not stretch more than a little with repeated wear.

This is the little price that we pay for having elegant drape in a very lightly constructed tie. C’est la vie…

There is no keeper / tie loop at the back of my tie. Why is that so?

We do not add keeper loops to our ties because we prefer our ties to drape naturally, as opposed to having the front and back ends being stuck together. If you are interested in reading more about our craft, please have a look here:

Why are there some yellow spots on my vintage kimono pocket squares?

The kimono fabrics that we use for some of our pocket squares are vintage, circa 1960s-1980s. While we check the fabrics to eliminate those that are in very bad condition, there may be some small yellow spots that we deem to be unnoticeable when worn, and does not affect the overall aesthetic or quality.

The product that I want is sold out. Will you restock it?

We have only limited pieces of each product and all are released at the same time. Restocks are unlikely but not impossible. Please email us at

How soon will my order be processed?

Please read the Order Processing Time section.

Privacy Policy

Your privacy is important to us and we care about how information about your order is used and shared. We would like our all our customers to be aware that cross-border shipments are subject to inspection, and may be opened by customs authorities.

We provide certain order, shipment, and product information, such as description, to our international carriers, and this information may be communicated by the carriers to customs authorities to facilitate customs clearance and to comply with local laws.