Sunday, October 21, 2007

Green leaves, Yellow diamonds, on Brown

Here's yet another from my collection of autumn-themed ties. I consider any tie depicting leaves to be autumn-themed. Which isn't to say that I NEVER wear one of these ties at other times of the year, but I make a point of wearing as many of them as I can during this time of year.

In this case we have only slightly stylized leaves drawn in white in little green circles also outlined in white scattered about the tie. Complementing them are yellow concentric diamond shapes, with paler yellow inside. All of the above on a deep, rich brown background, replete with a circular swirling background brocade pattern woven into the fabric of the tie.

Note the abrupt line and color demarcation on the small end of the tie. The same thing occurs further up the large end, but there wasn't space to show this transition in the scan, and still show the tie all the way to the end. This color change is typical of several of the vintage ties I've posted, having the obvious intended effect of making the knot appear all in green to match the circled leaves, rather than appearing in the tie's primary brown color.

Interestingly, the tie has two extant labels (I love that word, "extant," which means surviving or remaining, still in existence, and I can't resist using it to describe vintage tie labels, which often do NOT survive), but both of the labels are manufacturer labels, rather than one being the seller's label, as is more customary. The labels read as follows:
Since 1873

Sunday, October 14, 2007

Floral Patterned Leaf

So I missed another week. Yes, we were out of town again. Between Wednesday afternoon, when we left, and Monday evening when we returned, we put well over 1000 miles on our trusty auto! So there was no opportunity for blogging a tie until now. So on to this week's tie:

Now here's a bit of an unusual design for a tie with an autumn theme! A large leaf (I suppose it COULD be a feather, but we're going to assume it's a leaf), whose individual segments are alternating blue and peach, with floral patterns, i.e., flowers, filling in the spaces.

The deep brown background color is certainly autumnal. Not so sure about the blue and orangey, peachy colors, though. But the overall effect seems seasonal enough.

I had to cut off the bottom of the tie--that's not the true pointed end you're seeing there--in order to fit the complete design into the scan, with the row of dots both at the top and bottom, included. Some of the dot patterns appear to match those found on dominoes, but not all of them. Or they look like domino patterns with an extra dot or two added.

The tie has a diamond shaped grid for its brocade pattern, which should be possible to make out if you look closely enough. The tie has two labels, both the manufacturer label and the seller's label extant. They read as follows:
Hyatt's Brawn
Men's wear specialists
Pendleton, Ore.
Styled by
Creveling of