I've mentioned in a couple previous posts that I've been collecting ties for several years now. Although I have plenty of more the more traditional types (diagonal stripe, dot, and etc), my first love was (and probably still is) for vintage ties of the 1940s through the 1960s or so. Because some of them are pretty cool, and because the only people who really get to see them are people I know in real life, I decided to start taking photos of them awhile back.
Without further ado, I'll start things off with the hand-painted part of the collection.
In my particular neck of the woods, hand-painted ties are particularly hard to come across, so I hold a particular fondness for all of the above, despite some of them being rather brash. More than any other ties in my collection, they're also truly one of a kind.