This 1960’s twill necktie is designed to catch the eye. There is a temptation to describe a tie without a pattern or print as “plain.” However, there is simply nothing plain about a red tie! The names used to describe shades of red serve as an example of this. Among the hundreds of colors assigned to red, some of my favorites are vermilion, cardinal, scarlet, crimson, carnelian, cherry, blood, desire, ruby, and lipstick. After much consideration, “lipstick red” seemed to be the appropriate color for this tie.
The tie is missing its fabric content and maker’s label, but the fabric is a polyester twill. It measures 54 inches in length and is 3 ¼ inches across the tip. There is a small light smudge on the inside of the blade, and there is a mark where the label should be. The tie is in otherwise excellent vintage condition with no spots, stains, holes, or scents, and it has been professionally dry cleaned. This is a great tie for holidays calling for red such as the Fourth of July, Christmas, and Valentine’s Day, and it is perfect for patriotic or political events. Also, wearing a red tie shows self-confidence, making this a perfect vintage power tie!
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