1960s necktie width question

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  1. doughboysc

    doughboysc Senior member

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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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    I wish I had a shirt and neckties like that! I bet Don Draper wouldn't wear loud colors on MAD MEN. :)
     
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    I don't think that character was part of the "Peacock Revolution."

    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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