Thursday, January 20, 2011
Branded neckwear-wise, Johnny Carson is still at the top of the heap of late-night talk show hosts. The glyphs and icons on this Johnny Carson tie may have been a 1970s attempt at "tribal", but they more resemble current depictions of extraterrestrial writing. The polyester material is the most unpolyesterlike I have ever encountered; I have never seen this particular strain anywhere else, which is too bad, because it's quite nice.
This tie from de Casi Fashions probably dates from the resurgence of narrow widths for ties in the wake of punk and new wave, i.e. the 1980s. The material is highly-reflective silver and copper silk, woven into an engaging, mildly industrial pattern in the style of late-deco "Streamline Moderne".
Model U.N., that is. I lent my son a couple ties for his Model U.N. conference in Hershey, at which he was a member of India's Council for Economic Advancement. He won three character development awards, two of which made specific mention of this silk tie from Milano (no maker listed). Good job, son! Good job, me!
Friday, January 14, 2011
Wednesday, January 12, 2011
This deco-inspired Polo Ralph Lauren tie looks like it could be part of The Hollywood Collection, but it doesn't say so. So maybe it is, maybe it isn't. Either way it's not as keen as my clearly-marked Polo Hollywood Collection tie, but it covers my shirt buttons just fine.