View Full Version : Help me date these ties

J. Brisbin
10-05-2007, 04:30 PM
Got these recently at the thrift store:




I think the first two are '30s-ish because they're short, very lightweight compared to ties I know are from the '50s and '60s, and are widely tapered like my '30s/'40s Wembley. I'm not sure what to make of the gold one, though. The tail on it is thinner, even though it's fairly short, too, but it has stitching on the outside of the bottom, something I usually only see on '20s/'30s ties. The gold one also has backing inside it that is much thicker than the other two.

I bought them cause I thought they were old, but I really like the pattern on the brown one. I think the first two will work well with my '20s collars I got recently.

The Wingnut
10-05-2007, 04:51 PM
The first one is possibly '30s, but without seeing the backside and feeling the fabric itself (typically, ties of the '30s were brocade, moving to printed rayon later in the decade). The second one is either very late '40s or early '50s. The last one might be a product of a brief '60s revival of '30s style ties. They were brocade and shared the dimensions of '30s ties, but unlike '30s ties, they were lined and padded in typical '60s fashion. I have one, and it's difficult to tell until you flip it over.

10-06-2007, 12:09 AM
I love the last one.