Sunday, November 28, 2010

Rectangles of salmon and gray on a forest green background

It's been way too long since I last posted a tie. It's hard to believe it's been two months! And this may well be the last tie I have time to post until 2011. It's a busy time of year, and a busy life that I seem to lead.

This is a relatively recent acquisition. It's a nice example of an originally inexpensive (in all probability) forties tie, with a pattern that wouldn't particularly stand out today. Patterns of small geometric shapes evenly distributed over the surface of the entire tie are commonly found in tie designs from that time to this.

Here we have patterned rectangles on a forest green background. Each rectangle itself has a tiny forest green rectangle (same color as the background) embedded at the very center, surrounded by another rectangle neatly divided on the diagonal. The lower half is a salmon pink sort of color, while the upper half is a pale shade of gray. This divided rectangle is itself surrounded by a thin white rectangle which acts as a kind of frame.

The tie has one label, sewn into the narrow end, which reads:

Made in U.S.A.