Tie-Dye, From Stylish to Traditional
Wearing a tie is one of man’s most elegant looks. It’s a piece of formal clothing reserved for men of a certain style and class. In the early 1990s, the tie became a way for men to express their style, rather than having to choose between comfort and fashion. Today, tie-dye shirts are all the rage—for both men and women.
In the 1930s, two fashion-obsessed men from New York put aside their differences when they decided they could combine their fashion sense with their love of music. They decided to create a one-of-a-kind color scheme known as “tie-dye.” They dyed their clothes, then tied them over themselves for a one-of-a-kind fashion statement. They became the pioneers of the modern tie-dye movement, which began in the early 1990s.
It was Albert Einstein who first popularized the idea of making tie-dyed clothes. During WWII, Albert Einstein was asked to form a design team to help America wage war. With his keen visual abilities, Einstein was asked to make clothes that would help hide soldiers’ movements in the rain. The tie-dye concept was based on Einstein’s original design style.
The designers chose red and blue for their colors. Red was for military men, while blue was for women. They decided to combine these two colors to create a strong and masculine look. They chose a navy blue shirt, which is commonly used as a shirt color, with a light blue tie. The idea was to pair the tie with the shirt, creating a bold and stylish look.
The Men’s Look
Albert Einstein may have been the first to popularize the idea of combining music and fashion, but the idea spread to many other fashion icons over the years. Men went on to wear tie-dye shirts and to tie-dye their clothes.
Albert Einstein’s original blue and pink palette of color made his designs incredibly versatile. He could have worn them to a musical concert or just to play some tennis. In the 1950s, he wore them to play tennis and was so pleased with them that