A superb couture vintage hand-folded pure silk tie by Salvadore Ferragamo decorated with a whimsical pattern of golfers in early 1900’s clothing. The pattern of dark Dijon, burgundy, black and white on a soft butter cream field. The look is both light-hearted and elegant, the perfect flight of fancy for a handsome business ensemble.
Printed directly into the fabric on narrow part of the tie, “Salvatore Ferragamo”. On back side of narrow end label reads, “100%SETA“. Larger label reads, “Salvatore Ferragamo - MADE IN ITALY”. Silk lining bears, “Salvatore Ferragomo” in the weave.
Ferragamo ties are made of fine quality 100% silk and are hand-folded and hand-sewn. Guaranteed authentic. Purchased in late 1980s.
Measures 58" long by 4" at widest point.
Condition is excellent. No damage or wear whatsoever.
The necktie for a man with appreciates the finest quality and haute design. The look is timeless with a twist of allure and style.
HISTORIQUE: Salvatore Ferragamo was born in 1898 in Bonito, near Naples. He was the 11th of 14 children, and his parents worked the fields they owned. The family was poor and life was difficult. Many of Salvatore’s brothers and sisters were forced to leave Italy and emigrate to the United States to seek their fortune. Salvatore would follow in their footsteps.
Since he was a little child, Salvatore dreamed of being a shoemaker. He spent hours watching the local shoemaker at work, but his father did not approve as shoemaking was considered the humblest of trades. When Salvatore’s sister was to have her First Communion, the family did not have the money to buy her a pair of white shoes to wear in keeping with tradition. It was a disgrace for the family. Salvatore borrowed nails, thread, white canvas and the tools he needed from the shoemaker in Bonito. That night, in secret, he made his first pair of shoes. They were ready in the morning, and his sister went to church with white shoes on her feet, to the astonishment of all. Salvatore was nine years old at the time. His fate was sealed. He would be a shoemaker.
In 1909 at the age of 11, Salvatore went to Naples with only a few cents to his name, to learn more about shoemaking. He returned shortly to his village and opened a shoe shop with six workers, all older than him.
He emigrated to the United States in 1915 and worked for short time at an American shoe factory but was not impressed with machine made shoes. With a vision to create and produce the world's most beautiful shoes, he opened a made-to-order shop in Santa Barbara. He became a legendary designer of the finest shoes.
Again homed in Italy, in 1948 he opened the first Salatore Ferragamo salon in New York City. He died in 1960 and the company was taken over by his wife and two adult daughters. In 1971 the company launched its silk and accessories collection.
Today the Ferragamo house creates luxury goods for men and women, including women’s bags, wallets, clothing, perfume and of course women’s shoes.
Creativity, innovation and excellent craftsmanship have been the core values of the Salvatore Ferragamo brand since it began, and are tangible elements in the design and production of each and every one of its creations.
Salvadore Ferragamo Golfers Print Silk Tie Necktie