Your Guide To Mad Men Skinny Ties

Mad Men is not only a phenomona on AMC, the wonderful vintage narrow ties exhibited on the show have become a major trend in men’s fashion. The Mad Men television show happens in the early 60’s when narrow ties were at their hight. Now hollywood parties every night are featuring the biggest male celebrities adopting the fashion and even modern designers are perusing the show for inspiration on classic ties. If anybody wants to try this classic fashion trend then try finding authentic vintage 1950’s or 1960’s skinny neckties.

Wearing Thin Neckties:

Thin or vintage ties are such a popular style, for the reason that they can be dressed up or down depending on the event and the personal style of the wearer. The best thing is that everyone from young boys to executives are pulling off this look which gives them an instant cool edge.

For business men, a patterned, tailored suit or plaid shirt can be combined with a mono colored vintage men’s ties. Keep the look business like by wearing a tie that is a little skinnier than usual, creating the aura of confidence and authority. Make sure the pattern is also not too bright which can cause the presentation to be too much for the office.

At a black tie affair a skinny tie, combined with a classic black suit and white button down shirt is a timeless look. For a less formal style, a skinny necktie can also be paired with a cotton shirt and a vest. {Roll up the sleeves on a long sleeved shirt or go with short sleeves and add a striped or bold colored narrow necktie to create a playful and laid back look, perfect for young men.

Though narrow ties look special, their small size means they are not always the best look for bigger men. Buff, muscular men will look more appropiate with a normal width necktie. Also, the narrow necktie look is more appropiate the younger crowd. To still get the style of the Mad Man hit show, older men and more buff men can chose a tie that is thin, but a little wider than the 2 inch ties typically worn as narrow ties.

Pure silk ties in pastel blues, muted grays, browns and greens carry off the classic look that held court during the 1950’s and 1960’s. Of course, narrow neckties in plaid, adorned with graphics, bright reds, purples and oranges can also be worn. When going with a bold necktie remember that the more bold the tie is, the more tuned down the suit should be, to keep from looking too loud.

Finding a Vintage Narrow Necktie

Vintage clothes stores are a great place to look for vintage ties. For vintage inspired looks, several fashion designers have offered styles inspired by Mad Men. Among them is fashion designer Michael Kors who has created an early 60s inspired line. Classic ties from the era can be bought on the web as well. Narrow ties direct from the 1950’s and 1960’s can be found with a google search.

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