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Sunday, September 26, 2010

Finest Italian Polyester

Italian silk, mostly from the Lake Como region, has been so highly-regarded for so long that its cachet apparently transfers to lesser fabrics. The label on the tail end of this tie reads, "100% Polyester Imported Fabric from Italy". The pattern in the fabric is typically created by putting salt on painted silk (which makes the different color bands run together), so it's amusing (to me) to see such a pattern mechanically printed on polyester. From Scott's of Cinnaminson, New Jersey, presumably a defunct haberdasher or department store.

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