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1960s necktie width question

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Was the necktie width in 1966-1969 was 2.25-3 inches? I'm looking at old ads from the 1960s.
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I think that depends on who was wearing it. The vogue for wide neckties began around 1968. An ad from exactly that year:

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Originally Posted by FlaneurNYC View Post

I think that depends on who was wearing it. The vogue for wide neckties began around 1968. An ad from exactly that year:

I wish I had a shirt and neckties like that! I bet Don Draper wouldn't wear loud colors on MAD MEN. smile.gif
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I don't think that character was part of the "Peacock Revolution."
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Perhaps the most remarkable development in 1960s dress was the dramatic change in menswear. For the past 150 years, clothing for men had been tailor-made and plain and dark in appearance. Now, following trends which first appeared in gay fashions, colourful elements were introduced, such as the collarless jacket, worn with slim-fitting trousers and boots.

During the mid-1960s frills and cravats came back in, together with vividly printed shirts. Finally, lapels and trousers took on exaggeratedly wide dimensions. Clothing became increasingly unisex as men and women shopped at the same boutiques for similar items

Tommy Nutter played a big role in it.





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The tie width usually depends on the width of the lapels. You wouldn't wear a skinny tie with the 70s lapel wings would you?

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It seems vintage 50s and 60s ties are usually slim 2.5 - 3. Or large 4+. Similar to lapels you usually see on that era of suits. Interestingly enough thats a lot like the tie and lapel fashion now.

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Originally Posted by FlaneurNYC View Post

Tommy Nutter played a big role in it.

Not so much Tommy Nutter, but the credit for the wide tie usually goes to (Michael) Mr Fish.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Michael_Fish_(fashion)
http://dandyinaspic.blogspot.co.uk/2011/07/mr-fish.html

He popularized the wide "Kipper tie" from around 1965 onward.
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Originally Posted by bengal-stripe View Post

Not so much Tommy Nutter, but the credit for the wide tie usually goes to (Michael) Mr Fish.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Michael_Fish_(fashion)
http://dandyinaspic.blogspot.co.uk/2011/07/mr-fish.html
He popularized the wide "Kipper tie" from around 1965 onward.

That's very interesting to know -- I'll definitely read more about him. Thanks!
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