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1920s Men’s Necktie

Women during the 1920s were not the only ones who found self expression through fashion, but men during the 1920s found self expression through fashion as well. One way on how to express what men feel or even what their social ranking is through what kind or type of necktie men wore during the 1920s. You can already tell if that certain man has a military history, or if he is fashion savvy just by looking on what necktie he’s wearing. The 1920s decade is considered to be a turbulent decade when it comes to men’s fashion, especially for the necktie.

Men’s Necktie: The Bias Cut Revolution

1920s Men’s Necktie

The bias cut revolution necktie or also known as the “Langsford tie” or the modern necktie that is comprised of 3 separate panels, each cut on the bias was created by a New York-based tailor named Jesse Langsford on 1924. Cutting and necktie’s fabric on the bias allowed it to stretch easily and be able to return to its original shape at the end of the day. The bias cut revolution also allowed the necktie to lay flat against the wearer’s chest, instead of neckties twisting around just like the older necktie styles. The bias cut revolution necktie can be narrowed or widen, depending on the fashion style.

Men’s Necktie: Day Neckties

Day neckties during the 1920s were wider when compared to today’s daytime neckties worn by men. One of the most common way on neckties were tied during the 1920s was the four-in-hand knot, while the most loved style of necktie during the 1920s was the Macclesfield necktie. The macclesfield necktie featured a small geometric pattern against a silver silk background. The most common fabric used in making neckties during the 1920s was silk. For neckties that have striped pattern, it can denote which club affiliation or branch in the military he has served or he is serving.

Men’s Necktie: Evening Neckties

All men during the 1920s will always wear a bow tie during nighttime. And if some men opt in wearing neckties, then it will usually be colored black or white, greatly depending on the wearer’s preference and the occasion or event the wearer will attend to. For the bow tie, the clip-on version was not invented until December of 1928, so bow ties earlier than December of 1928, for several decades, were worn and tied by hand.