This neck tie is a delicious colorway of dark chocolate brown with brilliant bits of chartreuse yellow-green, a rich, deep pink, a blue-green teal, and a bit of bone ivory with black detailing ~ all on a lightweight crepe-y silk.
The design is a fabulous abstract graphic, with leaves, flowers, and paisley-esche swirls.
It is lined in a lightweight ivory faille, and has a double label: "A Ritter Chicago Fashion" with "DeBolt's Custom Tailors Des Moines". There no longer is a DeBolt's tailor in Des Moines, and we can find no other source information on Ritter Chicago or DeBolt's.
The tie is 54" long, and is 4.5" at its widest. It tapers to a very narrow 7/8" inch.
We had a tie expert pop by and inform us that he's quite sure this is from the 1940s.
Condition: this has such a dramatic, fabulous appearance! upon inspection, though, in bright sunlight and at just the right angle, we did find a small darker area of brown above the row of 5 flowers near the bottom (we've included a photo for you to check out) and we just noticed a tiny rust spot the size of a pin head in the center of the ivory pointy design that has a line of dots next to it, just below the pink line? we've also included a close up photo of that. Even so? this neck tie is magnificent, the pattern disguises the flaws; we would suggest a light, gentle steaming is all.
If you're going to wear a tie? it should be stylish and unforgettable, like this one.
We are a member of The VFG, The Vintage Fashion Guild.