Thursday, April 3, 2008
Dad's Vintage Neckties
Like a lot of men, my father-in-law had quite an assortment of neckties in his closet. The floral beauties, above, with a tropical note are some of my favorites. Pretty cotton with sort of a faded look - and I love the label on that middle one. Splash Magic!
I really like the two silver and black silk ones below, as well. I have attached vintage black sequined and beaded shoe clips as my "tie tacks" .
We have sold a number of them on Ebay, but some are just too nice for me to part with. I think he probably purchased all of his ties in California, and most have California labels on them . He must have purchased at least one tie every time they stayed in Carmel, which they loved to do. All four of those below are from Ernst of California, and the 3 at left are all Batik. Such pretty colors.
Those lovely stylized horses on the one on the left, below, really appeal to me. You can't really tell from my scan, but the center one is the prettiest bronze color with a metallic sheen. That one has a tag from Ronne with a little Eiffel Tower on it - French or from a French designer? And the one on the right is fabulous with it's little planes, trains, automobiles, sailboats, and seagulls! All three are silk.
Others in his collection that are special to me have labels from local shops. Trouble is, my husband wears a necktie less than once a year!