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Tuesday, February 22, 2011

The same only different

Here is a red deco-inspired Ralph Lauren Polo tie, slightly different from the last red deco-inspired Ralph Lauren Polo tie I wore. (The next one, however, will be more different, and not even red.)

Monday, February 21, 2011

Zing! Zing! Zing!

The Italian Futurists were all about motion and speed, and this Italian tie from Gabrielle Molteni (if the haphazardly-attached keeper label is to be believed) captures that enthusiasm, with pinballs (atoms? satellites? Pokeballs?) caroming around on a field of green. (You can tell they're in motion by the blurgits.)

Sunday, February 20, 2011

Desert Designs, continued

I keep finding more Desert Designs ties in my boxes! Here is another one by Jimmy Pike.

Friday, February 18, 2011

Floral arrangement

Here are some yellow flowers for you! Some of them appear to be in bowls or teacups, and some are on a plan white disc or plate, and they are all floating on a field of red. I can't think of anything else to say about it. Tie is by Baltimielto of Italy.

Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Zig Zag Zug

This two-tone tie was woven in France of Rhodia, some decades ago. I don't know if the Rhodia chemical conglomerate of today is the same one that made the synthetic fabric for this tie, but they do have a textiles branch: "Rhodia Fibras, a GBU operating in Brazil, manufactures polyamide-based fibers used in lingerie, clothing and sportswear." So it's possible.

Monday, February 14, 2011


The pattern on this tie looks like multicolored bamboo, or perhaps seaweed, or maybe even muscle fibers. The maker is not credited, but the retailer was Greenhaw's of Little Rock ("Voted number one in Arkansas").

Donegal tweed

Here is another wool tie for winter, of 100% Donegal tweed from Glenshane. There are several other colors of thread mixed in with the predominant black and yellow for the "heathered" effect.

Sunday, February 13, 2011


I've been fiddling with GIMP for a month now trying to remove the glare from this photo, but nothing is working, so in the interest of moving on, here it is, glare and all. The super-lustrous silk tie is from Lagerfeld (and it is a very luxurious silk); the auction listing described the figures on it as "little gods", and I can't come up with anything more specific than that. For some reason this was an especially popular tie around the office.