There was simply a new approach to fancy dress, and it's often said that men somewhat unenthusiastically donned dapper black tie attire for formal occasions.
Many men get comfortable with one tie knot style and stick to it all their lives, but if you want to learn new knots-to make your appearance more stylish and dapper at times-you can easily find directions for a variety of tie styles.
For example, the aforementioned Members Only jacket makes a great gift for the avid '80s aficionado, while a classic smoking jacket might please the dapper gentleman with a taste for luxurious garments.
A jacket and tie are not always included, but men who want to look dapper as they turn their ladies on the floor will often wear a full suit or even a tuxedo.
You can sometimes find this style in stores as a new item at local clothing stores, or you can purchase this vintage look online at sites like Dapper Lads.