Sunday, July 25, 2010

Steps and Circles

Here's another nice forties tie. Nothing fancy, no brocaded fabric, but a rather striking desing of red and white concentric circles, and red and white stair steps alternating against a dark navy blue background.

The tie has two labels, visible in the scan. The first reads:

Lee Semon
Men's Wear-'That's All'

The second reads:


and has the initials SN enclosed in a diamond shaped box.

Until next time, enjoy!

Sunday, July 18, 2010

Fancy Fifties Feathers

I think this is the first time I've put up ties two weeks in a row for quite some time! A major accomplishment for me, these days.

This is a nice examplar of fifties design. Are they really feathers? They could be leaves I suppose. The colors are shades of brown, red, and tan.

The background is solid brown, with no brocade. So it's not a fancy tie, just covered with those fanciful feathers. Probably not a terribly expensive tie when it was new.

The tie has one label, which reads:

Resilient construction
Towncraft Deluxe Cravat
Fabric Loomed in U.S.A.

Sunday, July 11, 2010

Rising Discs

Here's another vintage 40's-era tie, a relatively recent acquisition. How to describe it?

The basic background color is a kind of mauve (is that a shade of purplish gray, or a shade of grayish purple?). Yellow-gold colored roughtly v-shaped stripes go marching up the tie, and at the center of each, a round red disc shaped object, with a smaller yellow center circle, are rising out of the v.

These circles remind me very much of the old LP (long-playing) record discs. For those who remember that obsolete technology (though these days, I understand that LPs are making somewhat of a comeback, and they have always had their supporters).

It's not in the best shape, with noticeable wear here and there, and some minor staining. The tie has no labels extant for transcribing.

Until the next time . . . !