Sunday, February 28, 2010

Brown and Silver Thirties Era

Here is another 30's era tie. What I like about these is the opulent effect of the bright and glossy pattern woven directly into the fabric. Even when the colors are fairly conservative, as in this example, the sheen of the fabric, and the almost embossed look of the pattern create an impression that I can only describe as opulent, rich.

This one is basic brown, designed to go with any brown suit, with a contrasting color of silver, which is an unusual combination. If I were thinking of combining a metallic color with brown, it would more likely be bronze or gold than silver. But it works.

My wife tried to persuade me that the patterns repeated across this tie were paisleys. But I don't think so. They could be described as "almost" paisley, perhaps. They also resemble abstract ying and yang symbols, or perhaps a swirling galaxy, or a cosmic dust cloud forming into a star or planet.

This tie has the characteristic off-center stitching in the back that is characteristic of thirties tie construction, as well as the even more characteristic feature of having its design woven directly into the fabric, as I mentioned above. Slightly less characteristic is the fact that the tie is lined, which many in this style are not. It's width is still conservative, under 4 inches, about 3 3/4 inches at its widest point, te be exact.

The tie has no extant labels to record. One reason I chose this particular tie to scan and blog this week is that I actually wore it to professional meeting on this Thursday past. The first and only time I've ever worn it, as it, like the others posted in the past few weeks, is a relatively recent acquisition.

1 comment:

Jeffrey HUnter said...


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