Sunday, February 05, 2006

Light blue floral

This is another of my wife's favorites. Mine too, for that matter.

What makes it unique is the lighter blue shade which predominates. By far the vast majority of vintage blue ties I own are deep dark navy blue. Deep blue and red together (as in Dad's red and blue paisley) are a typical combination as well. But lighter shades of blue are less common, at least in MY collection.

This tie poses a problem for modern wardrobes. It is really difficult to find a shirt color that it goes with, other than pure white. Of course, in the 40's, when these ties were designed and manufactured, white was the just about the ONLY color of dress shirt worn by men. But nowadays, I personally try to avoid white shirts as much as possible. So wearing this particular tie is always a challenge. But definitely worth the effort.

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