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Thanks for the shout out Dale. These are pics from this thread of a few of the "frayed" end woolies.

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That one with the stripes!!!

And the ducks!

And the tiny burro! WOW!!

Those are all pretty top shelf, Bob.
 
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I don’t have a clue about where my specimens have been manufactured. Could it be that this is a specific American model?
The ones made by Native American weavers are definitely American models, but I think the plaid ones could just as easily be from the UK. Scotland in particular is known for both wool production AND plaids.
 

Oskar 1910

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dh66, may I ask you to scale your images and make them smaller, now they load very slowly and eat up more bandwidth than neccessary.
The deer tie is another great specimen though, congratulations.
 

Yamahana

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Two of the most standout hallmarks of ties from the 40s/early 50s are the label being sewn to the back blade of the tie and the width of the back blade. Ties began to get narrower in the late 50s and through the 60s, but but as they began to get wider again, the back stayed narrow. By the 70s it was common to have the label sewn on back of the front blade in a perpendicular position sot hat it could be used as a loop to hold the back piece, or even to have a loop sewn on of a fabric that matched the tie. Totally different shape than more modern ties. They also tend to be much shorter. The fabric is another giveaway. There was no polyester back then. If ties were made of a synthetic fabric,and often they were, it was usually rayon or sometimes nylon.

There is an excellent book called "Fit To Be Tied - Vintage Ties of the 1940s and 50s" by Rod Deyer et al. It's out of print but can usually be picked up used from the amazon or ebay for pretty cheap. It is a great resource for tie collecting and I highly recommend it, especially for the photos.

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Agree this book is a great resource on 40s-50s ties with some fantastic ties cataloged. Only problem is it helps feed the flames of addiction
 

Short Balding Guy

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Roped into prom chaperone/bouncer recently… got to wear my favorite 50’s plaid sharkskin suit with a Pilgrim hand painted tie
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Still lurking watching the Tie thread,
Need to post some more of my acquisitions the past year or two

I hope you walked with a well deserved swagger. Sharp.

Haband today with a vintage “Tropicool” weight sharkskin suit.
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Terrific tie and pairing. Inspiring posts.

Cheers, Eric -
 

Yamahana

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I hope you walked with a well deserved swagger. Sharp.


Terrific tie and pairing. Inspiring posts.

Cheers, Eric -
Thank you sir, much appreciated coming from one of the sharpest dressed gents on the Lounge.
I do love the details that went into these vintage era ties. Bold colors but also the “ghost” patterns in the weave of the material as well.
Same with the suits of this era. Used great materials, so much more time, effort put into the details.
Even the labels themselves are so unique and cool.
I really enjoy wearing them all.
 

Yamahana

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Two of my most recent acquisitions are these 2 no label ties.
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I don’t seem to come across many green ties from this era. So was glad to pick this one up.
Wore one of em with another vintage Sunday go ta meetin suit.
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Flecked pattern light weight Palm Beach, a warm weather favorite. It’s amazing how comfortable, breathable it is to wear in 100* weather.
Just don’t make em like they used to.
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