Friday, April 6, 2012

Ye Olde Colonial Blacksmith Tie

Woven in England, this silk club tie from the Late Seventies/Early Eighties will bring a little lightheartedness to my wardrobe this spring. Why make a club tie with jumbo sized motifs of blacksmiths?- Or, more to the point, why would anyone choose to wear one?
 Answer: Why the hell not?
This old tie came from the same Bert Pulitzer tie collection as that Rembrandt Blue Boy tie that I showed off last year. These are some weird choices to use as big, oversized motifs to apply to some then fairly expensive club ties.  -Clearly, old Bert was a gentleman and a scholar.


Anonymous said...

I used to buy my Pulitzer ties at Lord & Taylor, back when when Lord & Taylor had "The Man's Shop" and "The Alumni Shop" on the 10th Floor of their Fifth Avenue location. And Tom Risener - long deceased I am sure - would always hold one each of the new Haspel summer suits for me - in 38R. The times sure have changed. Lord & Taylor even closed my account a few years back for lack of use.

Great ties, Mr. Bean, wear them in good health.

Anonymous said...

Not sure it was a Pulitzer, but I used to have a tie with the motif of an individual putting back a bottle of something and of (apparently) the same individual vomiting into a trashcan. Man, I loved that tie.

Trailer Trad said...

Anon 3:29,

Ah, remember when department stores were department stores?

Anon 6:49,

It's those discreet little touches that really complete an ensemble, don't you think?

Anonymous said...

My grandfather worked for Lord & Taylor for over 43 years - from the moment he stepped foot in the US from Scotland until his death in 1974 - and he would often proudly state that "Lord & Taylor is a specialty store, and not a department store, as we peddle neither cookware nor electronics."

Trailer Trad said...

Anon 9:15,

I stand corrected. Thanks. Your grandfather shared a lot of wisdom hard earned in The Old Country with you, I'm sure. -What a treasure that is!