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Thursday, November 03, 2005


This tie is from The Mens' Shop at Sears. It's fitting that a department store best known for its exclusive Craftsman tools would sell a tie with a design that looks like buzzsaw blades. This tie has three popular features of ties of the 1970s: a brown color scheme, polyester fabric (not woven but knit!), and a massive width. The width used to be even more massive: the tie was narrowed at some point in its life, hence the off-center tip. Sears still sells ties, but there's nothing exciting on the website. They do have a number of pretty nice Lands' End ties since buying that company (in 2002, before Sears itself was bought by Kmart to form Sears Holdings Corporation), but you're better off shopping for them at the Lands' End website.


Andy C said...

This charming cravat reminds me of the surrealist photograph and painting by Marcel Duchamp called "Nude Descending a Staircase." Alas, the nude is missing, but we can't very well expect too much from Sears.

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Burl Veneer said...

Good call on the Duchamp, Andy! Thanks for visiting!