Lest we think that all 80s
fashions trends of note were for the ladies, let's not forget
the guys and their totally 80s fashion trends. It wasn't just us
girls and our shoulder pads and leg warmers that screamed THE
EIGHTIES. Men had their own 80s fashion moments and one not to
be ignored is certainly the knit, square-bottomed tie.
These ties were ubiquitous and
available in every imaginable color. Don't forget that if 80s
fashion was about anything, it was about color. Here are a few
samples to jog the memory (see above).
Also, we are thrilled to have an
authentic shot of one of these ties in action sent in by one of regular
site users (thanks!). This is a shot taken in October of 1986 for a high
school homecoming. We love the pastel suit in combination with the tie.
like many 80s fashion trends talked about on this site, the knit tie has
made a come back. These 80s fashion musts have worked themselves into
the look of the uber-cool, the young urban hipster, the budding emo
singer-songwriter fashion look of today. We have included (left) a
picture of the knit tie’s modern day manifestation.
We at Like Totally 80s love to see this
re-use and re-invention of 80s cool. If you find yourself in need
of one of these awesome 80s fashion specimens, you need go no further
than Ebay for a vintage sample. A search for "mens knit tie" or
try this to search for
Or, if you'd like one brand spanking new
(and further confirmation of their official comeback), you can buy one
from J Crew. They are available
online here for $49.50
For a less expensive version, check out
the $18.00 version on offer at Amazon. NEW SKINNY BLACK COTTON SQUARE END KNIT TIE NECKTIE