Show us your TIES

Discussion in 'General Attire & Accoutrements' started by Veronica Parra, Sep 22, 2005.

  1. esteban68

    esteban68 Call Me a Cab

    Here's two recent finds of mine all of 50 pence each;
    A tan/brown Vigorn being 48" long with a 4" wide blade, guessing post 1964.
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    And a Crimplene Derbyshire County tie ( my county);
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    50" long with a 3 1/2" blade, it was in filthy condition but luckily the ironing fairy has never been near it!
    a quick hand wash with washing machine powder expelled loads of filthyness and brought it up sparkly, spangly and new looking, it's not even that stiff considering it's Crimplene!
     
  2. dh66

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    Nice finds, Esteban68! I like the way the two different color threads work together to make the tan one, then go their separate ways at the end.
     
  3. esteban68

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    Yes and the wife said " another brown tie"......they've no soul I tell you!
     
  4. Hal

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    I think that the Vigorn tie is older than that; I can remember such ties, woven from red and green threads and with a fringe, just as shown, from the middle 1950s, which probably means that they were around before then.
     
  5. esteban68

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    I thought that first Hal as it all points to an earlier tie 're length, style and width of blade however the pure new wool symbol didn't appear until the mid 60's I believe?
     
  6. Hal

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    Sorry, I hadn't noticed that tag; the date of introduction of the Woolmark should be easy enough to find (I'd guess around 1960 itself). And a successful style could easily last for more than a decade.
     
  7. esteban68

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    Oh definitely Hal without the tag I'd have said anytime from the 30's upto the early 50's!
     
  8. Eddie Derbyshire

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    Nice ties mate! That Vigorn - I've definitely got one just like it, but without the 'Woolmark' label on, that could well be from anywhere between 1930s/1950s, so I think you're not far off anyway Hal. I think 'Woolmark' came in at about 1964, but certainly Vigorn had that design knocking about for a long time! If it ain't broke don't fix it! I'm a fan of those two-tone ties, and it certainly is great how they can create a new colour between them. I've got a lovely red and turquoise one that makes a nice purple from the right distance!
    Derbyshire tie is nice too. In what context do you think that could have been worn? Sporting?
     
  9. esteban68

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    Dunno Eddie but now it's washed it's pretty much as new and ties into a small is knot, anyone recognise the makers logo?
     
  10. dh66

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  11. Diggin' that one Dale!
     
  12. dh66

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    Thanks, Bob! It looks more blue in the photo for some reason, but the solid part is really a deep eggplant purple color.
     
  13. herringbonekid

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    deadstock British brocade, probably early 30s:

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  14. herringbonekid

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    modern chambray tie by The Hill Side:

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  15. HBK -- I like them both, but that first one ... very nice.
     
  16. herringbonekid

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    thanks Bob, that one was in a box at a vintage fair years ago... all from the same batch, same designs, different colours.
    wish i'd bought more.
     
  17. dh66

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    Great brocade, HBK. Really cool pattern.
     
  18. esteban68

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    Very nice HBK both look great especially the brocade!
     
  19. esteban68

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    two recent charity shop finds;
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  20. dh66

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    Nice finds, Esteban68.
     

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