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Sunday, August 21, 2005

From the archives

This vintage beauty by German tie maker Alpi is long gone, but I have kept a picture and fond memories. Alpi's particular eccentricity is a small metal fob with the Alpi logo that hangs down just below the point. If you look at their products page, you will see the fob on every necktie model! They seem to focus on the corporate tie market, but still produce new original designs every year as well. This tie combines the bold, simple geometry of mod designs with the 1970s fad for banded brocade ties, a fad which produced a lot of hideous neckwear but in this case worked out quite well.

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