Tuesday, June 30, 2009

MAN CANDY

Most of the vintage clothing & accessories on this blog are for women so here is a change of pace... some man candy!

The necktie as we know it is thought to have begun during the Thirty Years War in Europe during the 1600s. The French, always fashion forward, took note of the kerchiefs worn by the Croatian mercenaries & turned the humble neckerchief into the cravat, a word derived from the Croatian & French words for Croat, hrvati & croates. Until George Bryan "Beau" Brummell introduced a more tailored look in the early 19th century these cravats were mostly frilly & lacy. The 1920s saw the introduction of the modern tie construction which has continued until today with variations in the width & length. The mid 20th century ties are highly collectible for their amazing variety of designs.

On offer from The Spectrum, a small selection of 40s-50s NOS Arrow ties for the hepcat, swing daddy or the businessman looking to liven up his wardrobe ~

VINTAGE 40s 50s MODERN TRI TONE NOS SILK ARROW WIDE TIE





VINTAGE 50s NOS ARROW WIDE RAYON TIE ~ GREY PINK WHITE





VINTAGE 50s MCM MODERN GEOMETRIC CIRCLES NOS RAYON TIE






NOS VINTAGE 50s PINK GEOMETRIC DECO JACQUARD RAYON TIE




VINTAGE 50s PINK GEOMETRIC DECO JACQUARD NOS RAYON TIE

1 comment:

newsguy said...

Love those ties.. They're not for everybody but I love them!