Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by doughboysc, Aug 24, 2012.
Was the necktie width in 1966-1969 was 2.25-3 inches? I'm looking at old ads from the 1960s.
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.
I don't think that character was part of the "Peacock Revolution."
Tommy Nutter played a big role in it.
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?
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.
Not so much Tommy Nutter, but the credit for the wide tie usually goes to (Michael) Mr Fish.
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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