These tie patterns were still in the catalogs four years later, although the illlustrations changed. Presumably, some of these fabric suggestions went out of style.
McCall Necktie Pattern #907, from 1941
Pattern #907 was not new in 1946; by then the catalog’s number sequence had reached the 1300s. The Commercial Pattern Archive dates it to 1941. In 1941, the illustration included two more ties on the left. (click here.) [Edited to correct link 8/13/14] By the end of 1950, the small foulard pattern on the left (above) had also disappeared.
Note that there are two lengths available, “Regulation” 47 inches and a shorter tie, 45 inches long. Men’s waistbands rose and fell during the 1930s and 1940s, and tie lengths changed with them.
McCall Necktie Pattern #1220, from 1945
“Notice the nice wide ends on the long tie!” The illustration for McCall #1220 also changed between 1946 and 1950; these “loud” ties on the left disappeared . . .
“Choose prints he likes. Dress fabrics, suitably designed, are good. ” This tie is 48 inches long.
McCall Necktie pattern #1517, from 1950
This 1950 tie is 50 to 51 inches long (as compared to # 907, 45 or 47 inches long in 1941) and is designed for either a specially printed quarter block panel of tie material or “printed or plain silk dress material.” The vogue for “illustrated” ties has arrived:
Compared to some ties from 1950, the one with the birch trees (right) is almost tasteful!