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Thread: Tootal - The Company History and its products (ties, scarves etc)

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    That is interesting. Do you think the Black may be for Navy and RAF as well as Funerals?

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    That's a very good point: I forgot about the RAF and Royal Navy.
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    Here are a selection of advertisements for Tootal ties from 1949. This appears to be the first time that they really push the fact that the ties are 'Tebelized' - even though they had been using that process for a number of years previously. The adds stress that the range includes: plain shades, dots, stripes, paisleys and checks. I love the tagline - 'Cheer up your old suits with new ties':















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    this just got here from the states !








    it's 46" long and slightly stiffer fabric than the British Tootals i've got.

    edit: actually it's much stiffer !
    Last edited by herringbonekid; 07-02-2012 at 05:30 AM.

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    That' s a nice one. Mid 1940s? I wonder if they were ever as succesful in North America as in the UK. I would guess not considering the quality of ties available in the USA during that period.
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    TT, the seller had listed the tie as 20s, but i think that is because it resembles the American tie designs of the 20s that he is used to dealing with. it's probably late 30s to mid 40s.

    if any U.S. readers of this thread have any U.S. or Canadian Tootal 'Croydon' (or other) ties please post them.

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    There was a 'Croydon' tie sold by (I think) 'Mountain Man' through the classifieds quite recently. There was no mention of Tootal in the listing. I asked the buyer to post pictures of the label when he receives the tie.
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    Back again with a 'popular quality' tie that I guess comes from the 1930s. It has the earliest looking Tootal label that I own. Cost me all of 99p (+ postage) on Ebay:





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    I found a boys Quality tie in my collection of photos. I have given the tie away now, but, at least I took photos for reference



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    The question is this: I love Tootal; This is a Tootal scarf still in its original box; I don't particularly like the design (and already have a cravat in the same pattern); the box isn't an exciting design; and I've spent too much on scarves recently; Should i buy it?



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