Sunday, October 25, 2009

Red Paisely (again?)

I know, I know, it's been almost three months since I've posted a tie here. I can hardly believe it myself. I wouldn't blame any of you who monitored this blog for thinking it was dead, or that maybe I was!

No, I'm still here, and I have a bunch of new ties that need to be posted. My wife gave me half a dozen or more great examples for my birthday last month, plus I've scored several great hauls on eBay recently.

So where have I been? Just busy, busy, busy. My life has seemed to overtake me, leaving little or no time for blogging. Getting on Facebook didn't help, as that's a real time sink, no two ways about it. But mostly, there has just been TOO much to do, too many errands, chores, tasks, responsibilities, which have filled up my Sunday afternoons, leaving no time for blogging.

Well, I'm back, and I hope things will slow down for a while, and I'll be able to get back into the swing of blogging ties for a while. So what about this beauty? It's one of the eBay finds I made in the past month or so. As is so often the case, I fear that the scan may not truly do it justice.

While it doesn't have the brocaded pattern woven into the fabric that my favorite forties usually have, it is made from a very shiny, almost brilliant satiny fabric that has a very luxurious and elegant, even opulent feel to it. The stylized paisley pattern is dramatically dispalyed in white and silver, with burgandy trim matching the striking burgundy background.

In the scan, the small end, and the other cross-wise pieces, which were behind the wide end on the scanner bed, appear much darker, brown or even black. Trust me, the wide end is closest to the real color, but the shiny, silky feel of the fabric barely comes through. The tie has one extant label, sewed into the inside of the small end, which reads simply "Brent." And sideways in very small letters "35J-S7".

I'm glad to be back and hope to present several more fabulous finds in the very near future.

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