Sunday, November 02, 2008

Brown, Blue, and Yellow

OK, we're back to standard forties era ties, after several weeks of various diversions. It's getting hard to remember which ties in my collection have already been featured on the blog, and which have not. However, I looked through all my scanned images (which is faster than reviewing the entire blog), and didn't find this one anywhere.

It's a classic forties look, just a sixteenth of an inch under 4 inches in width at its widest point. The fabric has an elaborate brocade woven into the fabric, which is only hinted at in the uploaded image. The brocade pattern appears to be an ornamental floral or vine pattern, with small dots floating between the vines or leaves. You can see it a little better if you click on the image to load a larger version into your browser.

The tie itself is in a rich chocolate brown, with intersecting arcs of yellow and blue. At the intersections, the overlapping segments revert to the background brown, with small stylized tulip shapes, surrounded by concentric circular patterns, kind of like what an artistic person might doodle on a piece of paper during a meeting.

Further up the tie, visible here in the third folded piece, off to the right side in the scan, appear little truncated versions of the tulip shapes floating independently with semi-circular arcs alternating to the right or left of them.

The tie unfortunately lacks any extant labels to transcribe. So that's it until the next time.


Chris said...

I just discovered your blog. Your tie collection is amazing to say the least. I looked through all of them, but haven't had a chance to read much yet. I'm looking forward to learning more about them...

Nicole said...

Hi Will!

I really enjoy looking through your posts. You have a wonderful tie collection. I've started a necktie blog myself,, and I'd love to get some input on how you store this great collection.

Will said...


Thanks so much for your comment! I hope you enjoy reading over past entries in my blog. One of my favorites is my Father's Day post from 2006:

Will said...


Thanks for your comment, and for letting me know about your blog, focusing on tie racks. I have a number of different types of racks, mostly metal, all that hang in the closet like a hanger, with various types of hooks for ties to hand on. My favorites have six rows of four tie spaces each, which can hold up to 24 ties, or 48, if you double them up. I'd love to find more of those, but have been unable to find any recently.