40's suit accessories question

Discussion in 'Suits' started by Mustang Mike's Hats, Feb 12, 2018.

  1. Mustang Mike's Hats

    Mustang Mike's Hats A-List Customer

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    I'm going to be attending a 40's dance in a week or so, and while I'm quite comfortable with my suit and fedora, it's the shoes and tie where I'm a bit stuck. I need some direction on a shoe style that will work AND an answer as to whether a knit tie would have been appropriate for the era. I'll take links to sites or stores where I can find the shoes.

    Thanks gang!
     
  2. MondoFW

    MondoFW Practically Family

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    To accentuate the 1940's look, myself and many others will likely recommend the more recognizable art deco wide tie. I am not sure knit ties were high fashion in the 1940's, but there are plenty of examples of people wearing them. From an anecdotal perspective, I have seen numerous knit ties dating from the 1930's-40's.


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    As for a lead on shoes, I am still trying to figure out how to get some myself. I do not see why traditional Oxfords would not do justice, they're timeless. Gunboats also emerged around this time, so you could try those as well.
     
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  3. GHT

    GHT I'll Lock Up

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    Two tone spectator shoes were very popular in the 1940's. You can buy them in your neck of the woods from C&E Fashions, of LA. Hope that helps and I hope we get to see some photos.

    You haven't mentioned what sort of shirt you want to wear, the spearpoint was much the choice of the day.
    As seen here.
     
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  4. Wesslyn

    Wesslyn Practically Family

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    Good ol Florsheim wingtips are my go to for vintage 40s looks.
    Knit ties are appropriate but I agree the wide swing ties are definitely a good way to accentuate the 40s vibe
     
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  5. Mustang Mike's Hats

    Mustang Mike's Hats A-List Customer

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    Thanks for the tips guys!

    Found the shoes. I'm going with a pair of Stacy Adams Daytons. Figure I can't go wrong with basis b/w.

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    On my way home, I'm going to hit our local "Retro Row" on 4th Street, in Long Beach, CA and see how close I can get to find a knit tie to match the suit.
     
  6. carlm21

    carlm21 New in Town

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