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What is the name of this tie from Godfather II?

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http://images3.wikia.nocookie.net/__cb20100227181333/godfather/images/b/bc/Vlcsnap-2010-02-25-20h33m45s220.png

 

Or

 

http://2.bp.blogspot.com/_l2aJTt0wyAY/R5_eqb0fozI/AAAAAAAAHw0/TdJ3qVnBPcM/s400/Pentangel.jpg

 

Vincenzo Pentangeli wears it in the courtroom. I have never seen anything like it before and Google searches don't show up anything.

 

Thanks.

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Interesting question. I did a little searching, based on a guess that it must be a traditional item of neckwear, and yes, it's a variant of the traditional Sicilian folk costume

 

More examples: http://4.bp.blogspot.com/_VUdN4QBzqc4/TJyzrKi9TPI/AAAAAAAAAJA/b0sfJEx9GW8/s1600/Syc+063.jpg and https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-vN2HA3wOSKQ/TYqXO8aj77I/AAAAAAAAAXc/OarzdgIO_u8/s1600/2009060352a80.jpg

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Thanks a lot. That seems to be it (although the smaller style Vincenzo wears in the movie seems much more manageable). Being a first-generation Italian, I'd like to know more about that style. If anyone knows the actual name of that tie, I'd appreciate it!
 

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It's worn by paesans from Corleone.
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Originally Posted by gsoli76 View Post

Thanks a lot. That seems to be it (although the smaller style Vincenzo wears in the movie seems much more manageable). Being a first-generation Italian, I'd like to know more about that style. If anyone knows the actual name of that tie, I'd appreciate it!
 


Glad to help a little, at least. Yes, Vicenzo's is probably the more realistic/authentic version and the ones in the photos are likely an exaggerated variety for the purposes of entertaining tourists, etc. If you're really curious about it all, try getting in touch with someone on the Sicilian Tourism Board, on whatever its equivalent is called. They can probably find the answer really quickly and tell you more about the tradtional costume's origins generally.

 

Good luck!

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