"You just go on a head, and I'll hang around."
Since 1920, necktie fashions have been all about width, length, pattern, and color. Before WWII, ties were much shorter than they are today, probably because of men's trousers being high waisted and also the popularity of three-piece suits.
Necktie widths have gone back and forth throughout the years. Post war ties were wild and bold, then the skinny ties appeared in the mid 1960's. The big wild ties came back again in the mid 1970's, some measuring as wide as 5 inches! Then along came the narrow ties again in the 1980's, only to swing back to wide in the 90's! These days, a moderate 3" to 3-3/4" width is in style.
I guess the lesson you can learn from this is, don't throw away your old ties, as you will probably be able to wear them again (and in style) in a few years or more!
Now, do you want to try your skill with a tie tongue twister? Go ahead! If Kantie can tie a tie and untie a tie, why can't I tie a tie and untie a tie like Kantie can?
Necktie trivia: According to an old "The People's Almanac", an American man spends four hours a year tying his necktie.