Your Guide To Mad Men Skinny Ties

Thursday, May 22, 2014
  • 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. 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.  
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  • 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.

70s Fashion Style Is Great For Your Fancy Dress Party

Wednesday, May 21, 2014
I was a teenager in the seventies and have very fond memories of that decade. The 70s are sometimes referred to as "the decade that taste forgot". Whether or not you agree with that sentiment, no one could ever call the 70s dull, especially when it came to the fashion. Bold bright colours, psychedelic patterns, PVC boots, the literally staggeringly high platforms - and that was just for the men! In recent years, there has been something of a revival of the fashions of the 70s and we have even begun talking nostalgically about that decade. We remember fondly the endlessly long hot summer of 1976, disco dancing to the great music and Starsky and Hutch on the telly. Somewhere in the back of our minds we file away memories of the Winter of Discontent, the strikes and the standpipes in the street during the drought. The seventies revival has seen a huge increase in the popularity of vintage clothing boutiques (formerly known drearily as second hand shops), as well as fancy dress shops selling and hiring all manner of 70s fancy dress items. Whatever 70s fancy dress item you are looking for, one of these places is bound to have it, whether the item you are searching is a pair of original Falmer flared jeans, a pair of black PVC boots or a Starsky cardigan.

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 Fashion Style Is Great For Your Fancy Dress Party



 The fashions of the seventies were many and varied. I will now mention some items (in alphabetical order) that we wore back in the 70s and which might inspire you for a 70s fancy dress party. Firstly, the Afghan coat. Now it's best if you wear this to a winter 70s fancy dress party as this is incredibly hot to wear and very heavy. This was from the early seventies and was a knee-length sheepskin coat with a huge fur collar and trim. Bell bottom trousers were trousers or denim jeans that flared out from the knee and swept along the ground as you walked. As the seventies worn on, flares became increasingly wider, as much as 24 inches if you wanted to be seen as really cool! Cheesecloth shirts and blouses were great for people who hated ironing. These crinkly items were very comfortable and were often in a checked pattern and, for the girls, had two long bits at the front which you would tie just above your navel. They went very well with jeans and a big metal buckled belt. Espadrilles were woven or canvas wedge sandals with long ties to criss-cross up the legs. Halter-necks were little backless tops for the girls, which tied up round the neck and midriff and were great to wear in the summer or when disco dancing, teamed with mini skirts and PVC boots. Hot pants were very popular in the early seventies and are often worn to 70s fancy dress parties. They are shorts with a bib and brace and the early ones were made from Crimplene. These are just a few of the fashion items from the 1970s and will hopefully give you some inspiration for your 70s fancy dress party.