Sunday, August 29, 2010

Tie bonanza (part 2)!

It was just a couple months ago when I ran across one of my best tie scores ever. That day, I took home over 14 ties at $2 apiece and was beaming at how many new options I had.

In the midst of an insanely hot and busy summer (the main reason I haven't been posting too often), I recently ran across a huge score of ties that puts the aforementioned haul to shame.

Honestly, I have a hard time even knowing where to start, but I will just say right off the bat that in one fell swoop I purchased 42 ties. The insane part of it all was that they were a mere 10 cents each...

I guess I should start.

red white and blue from italy

First up is a beautiful red, white, and blue silk number from Italy. The bottom is a bit frayed, but I don't care. It's awesome.

bright red wool tartan

Bright red vintage 100% wool tartan. I needed one of these.

fat square silk

A huge, square-end linen tie in check pattern.

dark blue textured silk

Dark blue textured 100% silk tie. Still has the original $5 price tag on it.

A&F tie

Vintage Abercrombie & Fitch tie, back from when they were still awesome. Has VL&A initials on tag, which stands for Von Lengerke & Antoine. According to my resources, that should date it to approximately 1958-1962.

And really, the above ties are just the beginning. There were also a handful of Brooks Brothers, several Hermes, and a couple Gucci ties, all from the early to mid 80s or so. The rest were all from the late 50s - early 70s or so, and at this point my tie storage area is completely overflowing.

More and different posts to come soon, I promise.


  1. I have been reading your posts about ties, and ties, and then more ties. Some might think you have gone overboard, but not me, for at last count, I think I had 147. Those are some really lovely ties, and I especially love that red wool tartan. That sort is a weak spot in my assemblage.

  2. Hello and greetings from Germany!

    I just love the red, white, and blue silk number from Italy, and am trying to find such a lovely tie. Could you be so kind as to add another pic of it, please?

    All the best,


  3. Kai: I actually took some macro shots of this tie in another post: