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.


Anonymous said...

Here are a couple of Sirboney Cravats, Dave

Anonymous said...

Have you ever come across a tie that has a photo inside of the skinny part?
I have one tie, I think it might be from the 30's or 40's that was my dad's and inside on the skinny part is a pin-up girl, very tastely done. I think this tie came from my Uncle Ben who was stationed at Pearl Harbor but I'm not certain.

Will said...

I only know about pinup ties by reputation. There are some depicted in a book on vintage ties that I have. I've seen them occasionally on eBay, where if they are vintage ones from the 30's or 40's, they typically sell in the $100.00 plus range.

Mens ties said...

I really like that forties tie, love the way it designed. I think rectangles of salmon is kind of great add-on to this tie.