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

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Yes, they are amazing. I am rather jealous.

HBK: we really should take a trip over to some of those northern French markets.
 

esteban68

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Mother in law is in the process of buying a property over there as I text, well central Northern!
a recent cravat find;
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I've just scored another one , I'am positive it is an early Tootal non pleated cravat, it's in green with white medium sized polka dots, however the label has been removed but the place is definitely there where it has been sewn in and all dimensions are identical to other Tootals I have of the period, photos to follow soon.
 

Mean Eyed Matt

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This is an interesting one... "Elastico - Wrinklefree"
Made by German company LACO (founded 1838 as a silk manufacturer),
but the label denotes that is made from a Tootal product.

The DRP (Deutsches Reichs-Patent) and DRGM Number are a clear indication of pre-1945 date.

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Some years ago Fastuni showed his first German Tootal tie, now this is my first one:
German tie - certainly 1930's - burgundy with white framed black stripes - very lightweight silk fabric - 3 1/2" x 50" (a shorty)
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On the makers label last line: "made of a Tootal product"
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Miss Hardy

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Dear gentlemen, thanks for the interesting read!

I stumbled upon this thread while researching a fabric I’m currently using for a summer dress, a very good quality rayon.

It’s marked “Tootal Broadhurst Lee Ltd. Made in England”. It’s patented in the 1930s (for the crease resistance, I suppose. I’m unable to read everything). I suspect the fabric itself to be late 1950s, but one never knows...

I thought I’d share.
 

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Captain Darling

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This thread seems pretty quiet, I have been slowly collecting Tootal Scarves and Cravats over the years, my father ‘s 1940’s vintage one was the trigger to do this.

There’s a lot of quality looking items been listed!

I’ll add some of mine over the next few weeks, following is my latest pickup a really nice early scarf that has the Patented Finish label…
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Captain Darling

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Today posting the scarf that started my collection madness .

This scarf dates from the mid 1940s my Dad bought it with one of his first pay packets! A very distinctive pattern, look carefully at the label close up picture you can see a small brown dot from a cigarette burn you’ll also notice on the other picture one tassel is missing from the same area! He was a bit of a perfectionist and when something was damaged or broken he would fix it or toss it so the fact he kept it with damage meant it must of been important to him!
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Captain Darling

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Hello!

This week after a couple of unusual designs I am going with a classic, wine with small polka dots. It is a Tebilised one so from the late 40s I would guess. It is one of my earlier pick ups and from an op shop with a price tag of $4 Australian.

Talking prices what do others like/want to pay for their Tootal Scarves? From the op shops here in Adelaide S.A. Recently I have picked them up from anywhere between $4 and $15 Australian but I have paid more at fairs, vintage shops and online when I see something special. The most I have paid so far was $84 Australian including postage for a BNIB Black with small White polka dot Fred Perry Tootal (which is one of my favourites and will sadly probably stay BNIB as the cellophane then red tissue wrapping in the black box and classy labels just looks so cool!). Let me know!

Thanks to those who have posted likes to my previous posts!

Cheers
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Captain Darling

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Here we go again with what I reckon is a venture into the 1960s, the pattern, the label and fabric feel give me that impression. blue with unusually geometric paisley pattern and two tone tassels what is not to love, in pristine condition, one of my favourites!

Cheers
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Captain Darling

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This week another classic selection of colours and design from Tootal! A cool silvery grey with alternating geometric and paisley decoration topped off with gold tassel! Interesting the label is sewn on crookedly I’ve seen a few Tootals like this maybe assembled late in the workers shift … I were this usually with a dark shirt and dark jacket it really stands out, from the label, design and narrow cut I would guess another 60s vintage piece anyone have thoughts on that?
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