As we celebrate one of the most popular men's fashion accessories - the tie. We show you some of the key moments in the history of this key men's accessory.
The 1960's was the decade which saw tailoring reinvent itself - and much of this was down to the Beatles. Advocating the skinny tie, the Beatles shunned the conservatism of the 1950's. it is why the skinny tie remains popular and still carries that air of rebellion, eschewing stuffy, traditional styles.
The 1970's was bright, garish and larger than life - and ties followed suit. The gluttonous kipper tie couldn't have been further from its predecessor - with a loose tie knot and a width that covered a large portion of the chest, this is a style best left to David Bowie or fancy dress parties.
Think Michael Douglas in Wall Street, or Christian Bale in American Psycho - the 1980's was all about power. In a return to more contrastive tailoring, ties followed suit. Drastically slimmed down, patterns more subtle and colours bold but refined - the 1980s tie was surprisingly stylish.
The 1990's was a bit of a non-era for the tie and fashion. In a time of 'casual Fridays,' office wear changed - and the much blighted novelty tie made an appearance. Some did buck the trend - with Pulp's frontman, Jarvis Cocker, mixing 60's and 70's tailoring with aplomb, often accessorised with a wide set tie.
There's always the temptation to view your own era as sartorially 'getting it right'. But in the case of the tie, this seems to be the case. A new generation of slickly groomed and tailored men have made ties a necessity - and they can be skinny, classic or somewhere in between. Justin Timberlake got it right!