Vintage late 30s wool tie from Artistic Neckwear of Baltimore features a Deco polka dot foulard print in tomato red, white, and black on a cinnamon ground. It is unused deadstock with its original paper label till attached.
Unlined, the tie is stitched around the edges and has a wool interlining. The silver paper label reads “Artistic of Baltimore, Resilient Construction” on one side, and on the other: “Tie which gives satisfaction or will be replaced with a new one”, along with Pat No 1,447, 090 (Jesse Langsdorf’s 1922 patent for bias cut, “resilient” ties).
The Artistic Neckwear Manufacturing Company was founded c. 1905 by Louis Katz, and over the subsequent decades expanded the marketing range for its “highly styled, popularly priced” ties a few states at a time. In the mid-1950s, the firm (still Baltimore-based) changed its name to “Cricket Neckwear”.
Measuring 47” long and 4.25” across the widest part of the front blade, this tie is in excellent condition.
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