Sunday, January 25, 2009

Sailing, Sailing . . .

Here's another nice tie in shades of brown and orange, which seems to be a favorite color combination for tie designers in the 40's and 50's. I have an entire tie rack devoted to this general color combination and hue. For a few more ties in this general color scheme, see some of the following links:

Well, that's plenty to make my point. Some are more orange than this one, which is a bit more on the brown side.

The designs on the tie remind me of the sails on sailboats, although there are no boats, no hulls, under the sails. So maybe they weren't intended to resemble sails, maybe they're just abstract triangular shapes.

The tie also has one of those nice brocade patterns that I'm so fond of, woven into the fabric. You can see them fairly clearly in the scan, although as is often the case, they are probably clearer in the small end scan than in the large end. The brocade patterns consists of diamond shaped blocks in patterns of four, and more rectangular shapes in pairs, which form or fill a similar sized square.

Unfortunately, the tie has no labels surviving.

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