This 1950’s blue tie is a snazzy-looking tie with a truly whimsical bonus, the original tag describing the wonders of Dacron. The tie is a steel blue color with a small repeating geometric pattern of red and off-white. The label stitched to the seam inside the blade says, “Penney’s Towncraft, All Dacron.” This tie is vintage deadstock with the original fold-over label. The front page of the label says, “Penney’s Towncraft Cravats, All Dacron, Hand Washable.” When this is lifted up, the inside has a narrative extolling the virtues of Dacron as well as very detailed instructions about how to wash the tie. A third section of the label says “DuPont’s Super Fiber in the New Super Tie” and “Washable… Needs No Pressing!” There are also two very fifties illustrations showing how to wash and wear the tie.
This necktie measures 51 ½ inches in length and is 3 1/8 inches at its widest part. The tie is new old stock, unused and is in excellent vintage condition with no spots, stains, scents, holes, or rips. The label has two small rubbed areas but is otherwise in great condition with bright colors and, not to forget, detailed care instructions! In addition to being a great tie in excellent condition, it also represents a historical innovation in the fabric industry, the development of Dacron by Dupont in 1950. This would be a great addition to a tie collection, either to show or to wear. It is a snazzy looking tie, and remember, it is washable and needs no pressing!