April 16, 2011

What Did the Necktie Said to the Head?

Tie-#1 Dad (Polyester)N is for necktie.  A-Z Blogging Challenge

So what did the necktie say to the head? 

"You just go on a head, and I'll hang around."

Since 1920, necktie fashions have been all about width, length, pattern, and color.  Before WWII, ties were much shorter than they are today, probably because of men's trousers being high waisted and also the popularity of three-piece suits.

Necktie widths have gone back and forth throughout the years.  Post war ties were wild and bold, then the skinny ties appeared in the mid 1960's. The big wild ties came back again in the mid 1970's, some measuring as wide as 5 inches! Then along came the narrow ties again in the 1980's, only to swing back to wide in the 90's! These days, a moderate 3" to 3-3/4" width is in style.

I guess the lesson you can learn from this is, don't throw away your old ties, as you will probably be able to wear them again (and in style) in a few years or more!

Now, do you want to try your skill with a tie tongue twister?  Go ahead!  If Kantie can tie a tie and untie a tie, why can't I tie a tie and untie a tie like Kantie can?

Necktie triviaAccording to an old "The People's Almanac",  an American man spends four hours a year tying his necktie. 


  1. When I see my five-year-old granddaughter this afternoon, I'm going to share both the joke and the tongue twister! :O)

  2. lol...good twister, thanks:)
    I remember the old wide ties and nylon body shirts, EWW!


  3. I remember the wide ties of the 70s, but I do have a preference for the skinnier ones.
    I've been a member of AC for a little over a year, but couldn't keep up with articles. I find it easier to blog than writing articles, yet I do enjoy writing. I'm hoping to find my niche somewhere along the way.

    Another A-Z Challenger stopping by to visit. You can find me at:
    The Frustrated Foodie

  4. Well,

    Necktie, when taken care of, is ageless. I have a huge collection of Neckties. Thanks for the post. I didn't know much about them earlier!!

    with warm regards
    CatchyTips for Writers

  5. Fun! I remember my dad's old ties and now they seem so funny.

  6. Great tongue twister. I think it's such fun to learn to tie a tie. There was one summer I had to wear a tie to work. So fun.

  7. lol. I'm glad I found your blog. I'm stopping by from the A to Z challenge and I look forward to reading more from you.