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Thursday, March 30, 2006

Romance

I was quite under the weather yesterday, and so stayed home from work, tieless. But I'm back today, and have decided to round out the week by re-wearing a couple more ties with romantic associations, or "ties that bind," as Mike S. slyly suggests. I wore this Liberty of London tie on my first date with Mrs. V. We had been friends for over ten years, but had just discovered that we liked liked each other. She had revealed that she just loved Liberty ties, and had sold quite a few of them during a stint in a Men's Furnishings department, so of course I had to wear one the next time I saw her. (Needless to say, it was the right choice.) Liberty's most celebrated ties are the florals made of their exclusive "Tana Lawn" cotton, which debuted in the 1920s. "Lawn" was first a linen fabric woven in Laon, France (hence the name); today it is a fine cotton fabric made of high-quality thread and weighing no more than 200 grams per square meter (as defined by the UN). "Tana" is from Lake Tana in Ethiopia, the source (more or less) of the Blue Nile and the area where the cotton for the fabric was originally grown. I have a pretty good selection of Tana Lawn ties, as I do not get rid of them. With the advent of warm weather you'll be seeing more of them.

3 comments:

Jason said...

Hi Burl,

Love your site. As in - I am riding the tie wave...

When I graduated college my father bestowed upon me a fantastic collection of ties - and some shirts - from his wardrobe. That was a good 13 years ago and that wardrobe of his was pushing 20 years old at that time. We're talking some serious Piatelli belly warmers. Wall St.'s never been the same since...

Anyhow, Liberty of London. I have a few gems. How can I send some shots of them to you? We're definitely in the 60's on these beauties.

Keep up the good work! yours, -jb

Burl Veneer said...

Thanks for stopping by, Jason! I'd love to see your ties-- you can construct my Yahoo email address by putting my "name" in all lower-case (with no spaces). I hope that's specific enough to be useful but cryptic enough to fool the spambots.

Best,
BV

Bryce said...

Beautiful ties at discounted price are available at Neckties store...