1940s men’s neckties ranged from a standard 3.5 inch width to the 5 inch wide “Fat Boy” tie. In the 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. They were made primarily in shades of blue, red, gold, and brown. Animals, plants, flowers, birds, western and tropical themes were everywhere and 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 here.
Add one of these to your 1940s fashion suit for a complete vintage look: