Vintage c. 1936-1938 Trojan Cravat in a rich brown silk brocade features foulard-like hexagonal motifs in brick, crimson, and cream.
The unlined tie has stitched blade edges and two labels, one indicating the Boston department store where it was sold (R.H.White Company) and one indicating the manufacturer, which reads “Handmade Trojan Cravat” on the front, and on the reverse, “Resilient Construction, Patented Feb. 27, 1923”).
Trojan Cravats appeared on the scene in the late 1910s, and in the 1920s were known for their jingle: “A krinkle in the silk, not a wrinkle in the wear”. In the mid-1930s—with Jesse Langsdorf’s “Resilient Construction” patent on the open market for several years—Trojan began to advertise not just its silks but its up-to-the-minute (but still handmade) construction. Photo #7 shows a 1936 Trojan ad (on the left) touting this feature, while the 1937 ad on the right shows two ties with a similar design of all-over neat motifs.
Measuring 46” long by 3.5” across the blade, this handsome tie is in excellent condition.
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