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Menswear History - Changes in Ties 1950s-2000s

By jgray22
  • 1950s

    1950s
    The ties started at a wider 3 inches but throughout the decade became a smaller 2 inches. The earlier in style handprinted ties were no longer seen as much, instead in the early 50s solid bright colors were worn. In the late 50s ties were seen to have more bold patterns.
  • 1950s

    1950s
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    1950s
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    1950s
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    1950s
  • 1960s

    1960s
    The tie in the 60s was now know as the skinny tie. A popular one was a knit skinny tie, as well as woven ones. The solid and bold patterns of the 50s transferred over. Some ties were monogrammed or had a design in the center.
  • 1960s

    1960s
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    1960s
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    1960s
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    1960s
  • 1970s

    1970s
    The ties in the 70s started as skinny but grew to be much wider, this was to accommodate the wide lapel suits. The colors most seen were solid earthy tones, pastels, and big geo patterns. The fat butterfly tie became popular during this time.
  • 1970s

    1970s
  • 1970s

    1970s
  • 1970s

    1970s
  • 1970s

    1970s
  • 1980s

    1980s
    The earlier 80s had more bold prints and motifs on the ties. There was also a comeback for the skinny tie at this time. This was even the time for the entrance of the skinny leather tie that many may remember the Blues Brothers wearing.
  • 1980s

    1980s
  • 1980s

    1980s
  • 1980s

    1980s
  • 1980s

    1980s
  • 1990s

    1990s
    Again, the wider tie has come back in style at around 4 inches. The patterns most commonly seen were those of paisley and florals. A very famous tie at this time because of the scandal behind it is pictured.
  • 1990s

    1990s
  • 1990s

    1990s
  • 1990s

    1990s
  • 1990s

    1990s
  • 2000s

    2000s
    The ties in the 00s were said to be of medium width. In fact, the standard size of a tie even shrunk some to 3-3.5in, which was influenced European designer labels. In the later 00s, the skinny tie made yet another comeback. The way ties were worn started to change as well; they did not have to be worn with business clothes but could be worn loosely with a t-shirt.
  • 2000s

    2000s
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    2000s
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    2000s
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    2000s