Vintage mid- to late 1940s rayon satin jacquard wide tie from Sibley, Lindsay, & Curr features a stylized popcorn (or cloud puffs) print in cream and butter yellow on a maroon red ground.
The tie gets a jolt of Deco jazziness from the echo of the print in the matching jacquard pattern which seems to vibrate underneath, through, and all around it. .
Tipped in white satin, the tie retains its original price sticker for $2.50. Label reads “Sibley Linday, Curr Co., Store for Men, Rochester New York”, and a smaller tag indicates the fabric to be rayon.
Founded in 1868 and locally owned until the late 1950s, Sibley, Lindsay and Curr was Rochester, New York's oldest and largest department store. Known for its elegance and innovative marketing, the store sold men’s assorted men’s “furnishings” (ie neckwear and collars) in the 19th century, added shirts and suits in the Edwardian years, and opened its “Store for Men” in 1929. Offering ready-to-wear suits made by the Tailor Guild of Rochester (the second retailer to do so after NYC’s Weber and Heilbroner), the Store for Men was “furnished and decorated like a men's club more than a sales department”, with everything from comfortable chairs and ashtrays to big game heads mounted on the walls.
Measuring 50” long by 4.5” wide, this handsome tie from a legendary department store is in excellent condition.
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