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Saturday, July 03, 2010

Vasarely redux

From decades past comes another tie inspired by Victor Vasarely's Vega series of graphic constructions (which are not paintings). The manufacturer is indicated in the tipping fabric as Reis of New Haven; the keeper label names Pomeroy's as the retailer. Reis of New Haven was a necktie specialist, founded by Ronald Reis in 1950. He sold the business in 1987, years after his son David left the family business to become a real estate developer. Pomeroy's was a Pennsylvania department store chain that was founded in 1876 and taken over by The Bon-Ton in 1990. But the tie lives on!

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