Vintage Neckties - Every Era Offers Neckwear You'll Love to Wear

in Vintage

People wear vintage articles of clothing for a variety of reasons. After all, the only difference between new and used clothing is that the latter is either pre-owned (from yesteryear) or vintage (if made over 20 years ago), whatever the case may be. This is not to mention the fact that many of today's designers borrow fashion ideas from the past, with a modern twist, which brings us to one of many reasons a person would opt for vintage ties: why buy today's borrowed ideas when one can wear the original!


To Celebrate Vintage Neckties and the Eras They Represent

Every decade has offered a different style of neckwear not seen before. Skinny neck ties were worn just before World War I, muted patterns were common in the 1920's and 1930s, while bright, colorful, hand painted and novelty themes made their first appearance in the 1940's. This included pin up girls plastered both on the front as well as printed onto the back lining just behind the tip. Things slimmed down again in the 1950's and early 60's until the introduction of wide Kipper neckties in the mid 60's and into the 70's. Narrow neckwear was again reintroduced in the 1980's and it settled in at 3 ½ to 4 inches wide in the 1990's. Every 20 years or so fashion changed, but it always harked back to and built upon the first time a particular style was introduced, as a way to pay homage to the originals. Such is the case, for example, with the wild graphic 40's ties, which designer Martin Wong repeated in his "Screenplay by Martin Wong" line in the 90's.

Today's two toned stripes were first introduced in England in the late 1800's with the advent of university, regimental and club neckties. Other patterns commonly worn today were the mainstay in the 20's and 30's. Thin rockabilly's from the 50's and 60's morphed into a retro look in the 80's and are currently slimmer versions of today's regular widths. A photograph in a recent GQ Magazine showcased skinny neckwear with a panel ornament located midway up, a style straight from the 50's.

Every era started a new trend which has since been copied, but as women know already, authentic clothing by the original designers is really special and today's mass produced copy cats don't come close to the originals. The same goes for men's accessories, not to mention some designs can no longer be found unless one wears an original article of clothing.


To Go Down Memory Lane and to Wear One's Favorite Styles Again

Men of a certain generation have their favorite types of ties, many of which they wore when in high school and during their first years at work. Sometimes they save them and other times they donate them during a spring cleaning only to eventually find them in back in fashion again years later. What goes around comes around, and with skinny neckties now popular again, many men won't have to reminisce about their favorites but actually wear them again or purchase ones similar to those they wore during their youth.

These are some reasons why people buy vintage neckwear. They opt for the real thing over an imitation, which many times also bring back wonderful memories.

Author Box
Jackie D. has 1 articles online

Jackie D. is the owner of Ties2Pillows, an online resource for Vintage Designer Necktie with the largest selection of Men's Skinny Tie for sale on the web.

Add New Comment

Vintage Neckties - Every Era Offers Neckwear You'll Love to Wear

Log in or Create Account to post a comment.
Security Code: Captcha Image Change Image
This article was published on 2010/03/30