Under the Microscope
In my collection I have a few Molecular Expression ties. My favorite which is staying in my personal collection, is the Amber Beer, pictured here.
How MUCH did that cost?
I am sometimes amazed at the price of ties. If it was made in Italy, it probably was expensive. A Gucci can sell for $200. Here is one from JZ Gallery Collection made with silk and cotton. It doesn't look like much but the price tag is still attached - $115! I'm not sure what the Italian Mogador represents. As far as I can tell, Mogador is the former name (until 1956) of Essaouira in Morroco.
During my weekend wanderings, I found a suitcase full of vintage ties at a yard sale. These had been in an attic for about 20 years. One of them is a vintage french Givenchy. The fabric tag says "Imported Fabric 100% Polyester". Image that, imported from the good ole U.S.A.
I Googled vintage Givenchy and found some very similar ties available as collectibles. Some of us remember when polyester was first created. It was a miracle fabric. Washable, no wrinkles. Woo hoo! Today natural fibers are in big demand. Wonder what the next 20 years will bring. Here's a picture of the Givenchy tie made into an Obi style sash.
I worked in the corporate world for over 40 years. At last I get to do something fun!