I had some extra time before class today to hit the two big thrift shops in town. They're usually good for a couple ties and polos, as seen below. However, today I was excited to find two red/navy striped bow ties. Given the rarity of finding a bow tie around here, I couldn't resist. These seem to be at least thirty years old, but what I'm more struck by is how narrow these things are - less than an inch wide. After looking at photo archives I can't find a single bow tie quite like these. Any ideas on the era? I've always preferred butterfly style, but I can't wait to try these out!
Average find... Shirt: l/s Polo ($2.99) Shirt: s/s Polo ($2.69)
Good find... Sweater: lambswool Polo ($2.00)
Great find... Pocket Square: Japanese silk, hand-rolled ($0.25) Pocket Square: Japanese silk, hand-rolled ($0.25)
Simply Surprising find... Tie: New England Collection ($1.00) Tie: Churchill Collection ($1.00) Bow Tie: London Beau ($1.00) Bow Tie: London Beau ($1.00)