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Tuesday, January 03, 2006


This entry marks two milestones: the first necktie of 2006, and the 100th tie displayed on this blog. So to mark the occasion, I'm celebrating with--fireworks! Crash! Boom! Kapow! On the other hand, the starbursts on this tie might be exceptionally spiky flowers, but I'm sticking with explosions. The fine detail on the blue background doesn't show up here, but it looks like tiny, complex pictographs. The tie is a house-branded tie from Isaac Zelcer's Isaco company. Zelcer was born in Cuba and emigrated to New Y0rk in 1960, where he worked in a tie factory, eventually working his way up to company president. He moved to Miami and started Isaco Ties in 1980. Isaco International is now a major manufacturer of men's underwear, sleepwear, and accessories (collectively known as "Men's Furnishings," per Mrs. V.), producing John Henry and Perry Ellis brands, among others. (Just try to find any neckties on the website, though. No, don't, you won't find any. But I think Isaco produces Carlos Santana's line of ties.) In 1996, Zelcer was elected President of the Greater Miami Jewish Federation, the first Cuban to hold the post. Babalu!


Anonymous said...

I enjoy your blog and check on it fairly regularly. Your neckwear collection is far more adventuresome than my generally conservative one. It gives me something to aspire to. It's also nice to know that there's someone else out there that enjoys wearing a tie.

Burl Veneer said...

Thank you for your support! It is always a pleasure to hear from readers, let me know if you take a step into the "wild".