Sunday, January 11, 2009

Orange Florals Kick off a New Year

FINALLY! I'm back, with another vintage tie. I do apologize for the two months' worth of absence, but things have been very busy. I'm not sure I really have time today, either, but I'm making time, since I really want to get back to posting ties, and writing at least a little bit about them.

This is a nice one. Pastel orange background, with splashes of lavender (pale purple, if you prefer) and brick red with off white garnishing. (By which I mean that each splash of color has an off-white shadow, or parallel splash next to it.)

The entire tie is covered with what look like hand-drawn leaf and floral patterns, drawn in a rich brown color.

The fabric has a rich brocade woven into it, which will probably be difficult to see in the scan, but which consists of plump leaf shapes. They are much more visible on the reverse side of the tie, where there are no drawn lines. If I had more time (none to spare this evening, unfortunately), I would have considered making a scan of the back of the tie and loading it as well.

The tie has one label, which is visible on the small end of the tie in the scan. It reads:
ESQUIRE
Cravat
Resilient Construction

and depicts a "coach and four," which is to say, a an old fashioned stage coach, pulled by four horses, with a driver on top, and several other figures, one of which, at the rear, appears to be blowing a horn, announcing their arrival.

I hope to see you again next week, with another tie. In the meantime, enjoy!

3 comments:

Funksauce Vintage Blog said...

Glad to see you back, Will!

Will said...

Hi Chris,

Thanks for your welcoming comment! I jumped over to your nascent blog, and enjoyed reading the two posts you've put up this year, and the eye-catching pictures. I also visited your funksauce.com webstore, and enjoyed looking at all the ties. The one that especially caught my eye was the Rhodia silver. The only definitively Rhodia tie posted on my blog is this one: http://vintageties.blogspot.com/2008/04/vintage-gramophones.html. But I have a silver one of very similar type fabric here, that yours reminded me of, although yours is a much subtler pattern: http://vintageties.blogspot.com/2008/08/silver-squares.html

Good luck with your new blog!

Will

Anonymous said...

Great colors! Will, are we able to post ties on your page?

Lee
Los Angeles