Friday, May 19, 2006

1970s Wide, Fat Ties! (plus one from the 1960s)

I just listed the last of our wide, designer ties.

There has been a growing interest in the wild, colorful ties of the late 60s through the 70s both in fashion and budding collector interest. Get on the ground floor with some of the best examples....most designer labels like Pierre Cardin Creation (silk!), and Oleg Cassini before they licensed their names to death and still had a hand in the designs. Also Schiaparelli, Louis Feraud, Cerruti, Kanner's and More!

They are listed in one large lot of 17, and I am willing to accept the consequences of whatever fate would have the auction end at, though they are worth many times more than the starting bid.

Click HERE to teleport to the auction...ending in 5 short days! That means Thursday.

Okay...I spoke a mistruth. These are not all the wide ties of this era. I do have ONE more but I am saving it. Perhaps for Posterity? Now I bet you are dying to see it!

Tuesday, May 16, 2006

The Love of Hats

It's fedora day on ebay, thanks to our friends at Past Perfect Vintage, who are featuring some snappy fedoras in size 7 3/8 and 7 5/8.

Or if you prefer...

It reminds us of the post war, 1946 Disney Short of the tragic tale of love lost and loved regained as experienced by a fedora and a ladies sun bonnet who meet at a milliners. Peril strikes when the beautiful Alice is purchased by an elegant lady and leaves the store, and all she can do is wave goodbye with her ribbons. Johnny is eventually purchased too, and his life even takes another tragic turn when he is lost, ends up in the gutter, is witness to a shooting and is left battered and rumpled. Just as he think its the end, he is picked up and two holes are cut out of his crown, and he is placed on the head of a heart horse. When lo and behold, the hat on the other half of the team is Alice! The two happy hats are reunited forever. Nowadays, the shooting scene has been edited out as not being "politically correct."

At Left: Edwardian Straw Hat from Contentment Farms Antiques. It predates the tale by 30 years. Could this be Alice's mother? (Click individuals hats to view)