Sunday, September 03, 2006

Silvery Gray Plus

This was obviously a very nice tie at one time, and it still has elements of greatness, but it would appear to be suffering from its own popularity. That is to say, it's wearing out. You can plainly see the wear, especially along the bottom edges. The entire tie is limp, its fabric material having lost much of its resiliency.

But you can at least see quite plainly the gorgeous brocade pattern woven directly into the fabric. And the three large white circles add interest to the design. I have no idea what the small figures inside the circles are. They look a bit like demented stick figures, or perhaps they are green lanterns hanging from ornamental branches. Who knows? Who cares?

Anyway, this is today's vintage tie. Take it or leave it.

The tie has one label, sewn into the large end for a change. Most tie labels are sewn into the small end. The label reads

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