Vintage 1950s Smoothie Embroidered Brown Satin Novelty Hunting Theme Necktie

Vintage mid-1950s brown satin Smoothie necktie combines two forms of hunting-themed decoration: A tonally jacquarded all-over pattern of top hat and riding crop, and, scattered down the front blade, five embroidered designs depicting a duck hunt in progress. These designs—a floating duck, 2 hunters pointing their rifles, a flying duck, and a proud-looking pointer—are skillfully done in red and white silk thread.

Smoothie ties came on the scene in the late 1930s, boasting of their handtailored wrinkle-resistance; one 1941 ad shows Al saying to Phil "Your wife must be kept pretty busy keeping your ties looking so neat" and Phil replying "Wrong, she never touches them since I started wearing Smoothie wrinkleproof ties. They practically press themselves overnight". In the late 50s, the company introduced yet another tie aimed at the man trying to look his neatest—a `button d own" tie, the small end of which fastened to one's shirt.

Labelled "'Smoothie, Silk Embroidery", this Smoothie tie measures 51" long by 3 ¼" across the blade and appears (except for the embroidery) to be made of rayon. Excellent condition.

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Item ID: austm109w


Gender: Male, Age Group: Adult, Color: brown, red, white, Size: 51" x 3 1/4"

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