Sunday, May 28, 2006

Elongated Ovals

Browns, rust, orange, these seem to be popular tie colors for 40's era ties. This one is a basic brown, albeit with warm overtones, featuring yellow highlights. The little cross hatched lines in groups of three add interest through their business, as do the tiny ovals found in the fabric pattern itself, in larger patches of dark on light, and light on dark. Only the dark on light spots show up well in the scanned image.

This tie has an interesting label which reads:
Made in California
"Hollyvogue" is certainly an unusual brand name, but as a quick Google search showed, the name is still in use today. In fact there is a web site, which states that
We are a family business that has over 40 years combined experience in the fashion industry including designing and manufacturing in both wholesale and retail markets. Our products are manufactured domestically as well as in Europe and Asia. Our family company name was Hollyvogue and we have now carried that name forward to our web site. We take pride in the quality of all our products as we have since the company's inception.
You can see the current line of HollyVogue neckties online.

I also located a site called Jabot's "HollyVogue" Vintage Boutique which boasts that it
is devoted to bringing you the finest quality authentic vintage fashions on the Internet. Shopped by some of the Finest Swing Bands in the Country! Our inventory ranges from the Victorian era all the way through the 1960s for men and women. Dry Cleaned and ready to wear!
Here's a link to their men's ties page.

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