Trio of mid-1970s wide men’s neckties features novelty prints and/or collectible labels in nature-inspired colorways:
1. Schiaparelli tie depicts bird-and-flora scenes in a rich palette of green, aqua, vermilion, and brown on a green-gold ground.
Label reads “Made Expressly for Dunlap-Nadlers by Schiaparelli, Burma”. Though designer Elsa Schiaparelli licensed items from the post-WWII period through the closure of her atelier in the mid—1950s, this tie would have been made after her death in 1973, by the company still bearing her name. Dunlap-Nadlers was a Cincinnati-based menswear store; Burma produced licensed neckwear for various designers (such as Oleg Cassini).
Measuring 53” long by 4 ¼” across the blade, this handsome polyester satin tie is in very good condition, with 2 pinholes to the logo-printed lining (see photo #5).
2. Liberty of London tie, in a half-cotton/half-wool fabric, features a floral print in green, grey, peach and brown on a cream background.
It has two labels, one reading “Liberty of London” and the other with “Printed in London by Liberty, 50% Wool 50% Cotton” on one side and “Berkley Cravats Inc.” on the other. Berkley Cravats, with roots in the 19th century, offered a line of Liberty-printed ties throughout the 1970s.
Measuring 59” long by 4.25” across the blade, this tie is in excellent condition with no flaws to note.
3. Vintage polyester satin wide tie reflects the mid-70s revival of all things Alphonse Mucha with its stylized Art Nouveauesque print.
The snippets of text on the center of the front blade nod to the Brooklyn Museum poster for its Jan/Feb 1921 Mucha retrospective (the letters are in the same font and color as on the poster). Other than that, however, the print is a medley of stylized elements from Mucha’s art: A swirl of flowers and the faces of beautiful women in elaborate headdresses. The print colors include mauve, ochre, wine, verdigris, kelly, rust, black, and white.
No labels other than the fabric content tag (“100% Polyester, Made in U.S.A”), the reverse of which has an RN number registered to the Steele Classic Neckwear corporation.
Measuring 54” long by 4” wide, the tie is in very good condition, with very faint discoloration to its white satin tipping (photos #5 & #6).
Photo #7 shows a 1976 Schiaparelli tie ad, a 1975 Liberty of London by Burma tie ad, and the cover of a 1975 reprint portfolio of Mucha’s posters.
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