1940s men’s neckties ranged from a standard 3.5 inch width to the fat boy 5 inch wide tie. 1940s ties were short too, hanging down to the middle of the ribs. Popular tie patterns were geometric, curly lines, monograms, plaid, dots, wide stripes and art deco prints made in shades of blue, red, gold and brown. Animals, plants, flowers, birds, western and tropical themes were everywhere. Hand-painted ties were often themed around the wearer’s hobbies and interests, like painting, fishing or hunting. Learn about the history of men’s ties.
Add one of these to your 1940s fashion suit for a complete vintage look: