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MASSIVE 116 TIE MEGATHREAD! Brooks Bros., The English Shop, Simpson's Piccadilly, Burberry, VINTAGE

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As always, I OFFER FREE SHIPPING ON EVERYTHING IN THE USA; International inquiries are welcome, with shipping at cost.

Also as always, ALL OFFERS ARE VERY WELCOME, especially on two or more ties!​

NB: Unless otherwise noted all ties are in excellent condition!​

GROUP A: Regimentals. Vintage, shantung silk, The English Shop, Charles Tyrwhitt, more.

1) SOLD Vintage Blandford Repp. A classic tradly tie! 2 7/8". $12.

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2) SOLD Vintage Hardy Amies, A lovely regimental; keeper off on one side, hence just Very Good condition. 3 1/8". $12.

3) SOLD Brooks Brothers Makers. A beautiful classic regimental! 3 1/8". $14.

4) SOLD Valerio Garate. Very minor rub on one side as shown, hence just Very Good condition, and so $8. 3 3/4".

5) Carlo Columbo. Made in Italy. A classic regimental. 3 7/8". $10.

6) Countess Mara. Minor rub on one side, as shown, hence Very Good condition. 3 3/4". $8.

7) Cyprus Copper Company regimental. Unusually for company ties, this is very subdued, and all silk. 3 1/4". $12.

8) SOLD Giannelli. Another classic regimental! 3 3/4". $12.

9) SOLD The English Shop of Princeton Shatung Silk. Absolutely gorgeous, and perfect for the Spring, this tie is from one of the Big Four Ivy Clothiers of Princeton. Made from lovely, slubby shantung silk, this is a tradly 3 1/4". $16.

10) SOLD Charles Tyrwhitt. A lovely regimental tie, in thick and luxurious silk! 3 1/2". Just $14.

GROUP B: GORGEOUS CLASSIC PAISLEYS: Robert Talbott for The Hound San Francisco, The English Shop, Ted Lapidus, Britches of Georgetown, more.

1) SOLD The English Shop of Princeton. A beautiful paisley for one of the premier Ivy Clothiers of the Golden AGe. 3 3/4". $14.

2) SOLD Ted Lapidus. Hand Made in Italy. A beautiful tie! 3 1/4". $10.

3) Robert Talbott for The Hound, San Francisco. The main rival to Cable Car Clothiers, The Hound is one of San Francisio's premier mens' clothiers, stocking a full range of Ivy items. This is a beautiful tie made from Italian silk, and a tradly 3 1/4". $15.

4) Robert Talbott for The Hound, San Francisco. Another beautiful tie for the premier men's clothiers of SF! Absolutely gorgeous, and 3 12". $15.

5) SOLD The English Shop of Princeton. A stunningly beautiful paisley, Made in England for one of the premier men's clothiers of the Golden Age. 3". $16.

6) SOLD Ted Lapidus. Hand Made in Italy. 3 1/8". $10.

7) Britches of Georgetown. ALL WOOL, from the now-defunct outdoorsy tradly clothier of Georgetown. The fabric was printed in Italy; the tie was made in the USA. 3 7/8". $15.

8) SOLD Robert Talbott paisley for The Hound. Absolutely beautiful! 3 1/4". $15.

9) SOLD Robert Talbott paisley for The Hound. Lovely! 3 1/4". $15.

10) SOLD Gitman Bros. A beautiful and rare paisley tie from a classic Ivy clothier! 3 3/8". $15.

GROUP C: NEATS AND SMALL PATTERNS. VINTAGE Brooks Bros., Talbott Best of Class, more!

1) Joseph & Lyman for Bloomingdale's. ALl silk, Made in the USA. 4". $10.

2) Robert Talbott Best of Class. Absolutely beautiful! 3 3/4". $16.

3) Brooks Brothers Makers. Perfect for Spring! 3 5/8". $15.

4) Van Heusen. Poly. 3". $6.

5) Van Heusen; all silk, Made in the USA. 3 1/4". $8.

6) SOLD Brwyn collection. A classic neats pattern. 3 1/2". $8.

7) SOLD Vintage Brooks Brothers Makers. White block lettering on black background label. 3 1/4". $16.

8) SOLD VINTAGE John Wannamaker. 60% wool, 40% silk. This has a very tiny mar, as shown; hence Very Good condition. 3 1/8". $16.

9) VINTAGE Brooks Brothers. White block lettering on black background label. Printed in England. 2 3/4". Lovely! $16.

10) Barbara Blank. 3 1/2". Just $10!

GROUP D: TWEED, WOOL, KNITS. Wool Challis, Donegal Tweed from Ireland!

1) Rooster. Cotton tartan tie. 3 1/8". Very Good condition. $10.

2) Van Heusen tartan tie. ALl cotton. Pilling throughout, hence Good/Very Good condition. 3 1/2". $7.

3) DONEGAL TWEED! Made in Ireland. This is gorgeous; made by John Molloy, this is a wonderful heathery mix of brown, cornflower blue, cream, and peat black flecks. 3 5/8". Just $20.

4) Robert Stewart. 100% lambswool from Scotland. 3 1/8". Beautiful! $16.

5) Blackwatch tie from Merrick. A wonderful tie, with the Blackwatch patterning offset to one side. Clearly wool. 3 1/2". $16.

6) The English Shop of Princeton. This is clearly wool challis, and beautiful! Vintage, of course, and 3 1/8". Minor wear and fading in the knot area, hence Very Good condition, and so just $14.

7) Rooster. A beautiful wool plaid tie, made from English Saxony wool; made in the USA. 3 1/4". Very Good condition. Just $16.

8) John Remington collection knit tie. Likely cotton, but possibly silk. A lovely light peach. 2 1/4". Just $10.

9) 1960s vintage knit in excellent condition. Unknown maker, but with a horse head set in the centre. A lovely vintage knit! 2". Just $10.

GROUP E: VINTAGE TIES! Classic 1970s' ties from The English Shop and Schiaperlli, and WONDERFUL late 1960s early 1970s Rooster ties!


These are truly fantastic; classic late 1960s early 1970s designs, and all in excellent condition! These are early Rooster ties, made in the first few years of the company after it was started by Max Raab in 1969; the Sun Fabrics label was not recognizing a distinct company, but was the label used by Raab to note that the design was exclusive to Rooster. These ties are signature Rooster ties, classically Trad, and classic Americana!

Raab, incidentally, was the first person to make OCBDs for women!

1) Brass instruments. No fabric, but likely all cotton. A classic Rooster! 2 5/8". $22.

2) Stringed instruments and music. This was produced expressly for The English Shop of Princeton--early Rooster, and TES is a great combination! Likely cotton. 3 1/8. $22.

3) SPECTACULAR! This is wonderful; a series of nautical and harbour scenes. This carries the Sun Fabrics label, and is a terrific "conversational" tie of the sort that made Rooster famous. PLUS this is from The English Shop of Princeton! A wonderful piece of American clothing history. 2 3/4". Just $24.

1970s WIDE TIES; Rooster, The English Shop, Shiapiarelli.

These are terrific--genuine first-quality 1970s wide ties, in wool, linen, and polyester, from TES and Shiapiarelli. Don't confuse these with the mass-produced 1970s polyester junk; these are the real deal, and if you are amassing a collection of vintage menswear these are the ones you want.

4) Ruffler tie by Rooster. 100% linen, in a classic 1970s paisley. Made for The English Shop of Princeton. 4 1/4". $15.

5) Clark & Friend wool challis tie. Founded in 1903 in Salem, Mass., Clark & Friend were a traditional upscale clothiers--now, alas, long gone. This is a wonderful tie; 4 1/8". $15.

6) ALL WOOL by Rivetz of Boston for The English Shop of Princeton. Another lovely pairing--Rivetz is one of the classic Ivy tie-makers! 4 1/8". $15.

7) Shiaparelli tie featuring hats! From the House that was the greatest rival to Chanel, Shiaparelli was an Italian fashion brand that resisted diffusion lines, and stuck with high-quality menswear. This is a lovely rare example, in thick and, for the time, luxurious polyester! :) The hats featured are almost certainly from Shiaparelli's own collection. 3 7/8". $12.

GROUP F: EMBLEMATICS & PICTORIALS; Vineyard Vines, Harvard, more!

1) Bally of Switzerland briefcase tie. 3 3/4". $10

2) Alynn golf tie. 3 3/4". Made in the USA. $6.

3) MADE IT ITALY for Marks and Spencer, UK, this lovely tie is perfect for Spring, featuring bunches of Spring flowers in mugs! 3 3/4". $15.

4) SOLD Vineyard Vines leaping sharks. A lovely Spring green tie that would be perfect for a lawyer! ;) 3 5/8". $16.

5) SOLD Tennis racquets. Keeper off one one side, otherwise excellent. This is likely all silk. 3 1/4". $12.

6) John Harvard Alumni Tie. Likely all silk. 3 1/4". $12.

7) Made in Ireland shamrock tie. Poly. 3". $8.

8) Leonardo golf flags tie. Likely poluy-silk. Some minor shine from pressing, and a smudge on ythe back, as shown, hence just Very Good condition. 3". $7.

GROUP G: SMALL PATTERNS--Talbott Best of Class, Vintage, more!

1) Robert Talbott Best of Class. Lovely! Very Good condition. 3 3/8". $16.

2) Monti. Thick, luxurious silk. Made in Germany. 3 1/2". $14.

3) FRANK SINATRA"S STORE! This is terrific! A vintage tie from Zampella's of Jersey City, "The Brooks Brothers of New Jersey", which was the store who provided Frank Sinatra, then just a local boy who liked to shoot pool, with the tuxedos for his first wedding! Founded in 1903 as a custom tailors, the store struggled in the 1970s until it folded. This is a great tie on its own merits, and a lovely piece of clothing history. Polysilk. 3 3/8". $16.

4) Boss. Nice, thick silk. Made in Italy. 3 3/4". $12

5) Huntington. A beautiful tie from a classic American maker! 3 3/4". $12.

6) Henri Christianson, neats. Lovely! 3 7/8". $10.

7) Halston. Italian silk. 4". $8.

8) Christian Dior, Pindots. 3 1/8". $8

9) EXTRA LONG. Hardy Amies pindots. Beautiful! 3 1/8". $12.

10) SOLD Phillippe Perrier of Paris and Milan. Neats. A beautiful tie! 3 1/8". $10.

GROUP H: PAISLEYS AND PATTERNS--Burberry, Brooks Bros., Polo, Ballot of Princeton, more.

1) Cezani. Made in the USA from Italian silk. 3 3/4". $8

2) Brooks Brothers paisley. Cut from lovely luxurious silk, this is a truly beautiful tie, perfect for tweed! 3 3/4". $15

3) Brooks Brothers. Another beautiful, tweed-appropriate tie! 3 3/4". $15.

4) Johnny Carson. Poly. 3 1/2". $4

5) Jos. A. Bank red label--the old, good kind! Hand made in the USA. 3 1/2". $12.

6) Jos. A. Banks. A surprisingly nice tie, handsewn in the USA. $10. 3 3/4".

7) SOLD Harrods of London. Made by John Comfoprt of London, one of the premier English tie makers. This is a lovely, tradly paisly, and a very tradly 3"! $14.

8) POlo by Ralph Lauren, dating from when it was good! Made by hand in the USA. 3 3/4". $12.

9) Burberry of London. A beautiful flowery paisley, perfect for Spring and early Summer, as well as Fall. A lovely thick and luxurious tie, this is 3 3/". Just $14.

10) Harry Ballot of Princeton pictorial tie. Ballot'swas one of the Big Four Ivy clothiers of Princeton during its heyday, so this is a lovely piece of sartorial history! ANd if you really like golden monkeys it's perfect for you! 3 3/4". Hand made in Italy. $12.


1) VINTAGE Regimental tie from Dey Bros. of Syracuse. Founded in 1877, Dey Bros. was one the classic regional department stores in the United States. It closed in 1993. This tie clearly dates from the 1950s or 1960s, and is in excellent condition apart from a very small rub at the tip side, s shown. 2 3/4". $15.

2) Pierre Cardin. Dating from when Cardin hadn't diffused itself into junk, this lovely vintage tie was Made in Italy. 3 1/4". $12.

3) VINTAGE REGIMENTAL. No name, maker, or fabric content, but clearly from the 1950s or 1960s, and clearly silk. 3". $16.

4) ROGERS PEET VINTAGE REGIMENTAL TIE! This is terrific! Rogers Peet (now long gone) was founded in 1874, and rapidly rose to prominence in the New York retail scene as a result of several innovations--attaching the fabric composition to garments, attaching price tags rather than haggling, and offering no-quibble refunds. It rapidly came to be known as one of the best men's clothing stores around, and was even mentioned as one of the "finer things in life" in the song "Marry the Man Today" in Guys and Dolls. This tie shows why; made from silk imported from Switzerland, it's absolutely beautiful, and a very tradly 3 1/4". Own a piece of retail history! Asking just $16, or offer.

5) Torriani. Made in Italy. 3 5/8". $10.

6) VINTAGE REGIMENTAL. Another lovely vintage regimental! All silk; 3". $15.

7) SOLD Founded in 1905, Garfinckel's catered to wealthy clients, and specialized in high quality menswear. It acquired Brooks Brothers in 1946 as a way to expand its "appropriate" clientele. It lost its way in the 1980s, and filed for bankruptcy in 1990. This tie, though, is still here, and is a lovely piece of retail history--yours for just $16! 3". EXTRA LONG.

8) MADE IN ENGLAND Aquascutum tie. Lined in Aquascutum;'s signature lining, this lovely tie is 3 1/2" . $15.

9) SOLD LOVELY! Hand Made in Italy, this lovely tie is a wonderful mixture of 70% wool and 30% silk. Neats. A very tradly 3". Just $16.

10) WONDERFUL! SImpson's of Piccadilly, London. It was a sad day for me when Simpson's closed--I bouhght my first Christy hat there, and my first Barbour. This is a lovely vintage tie that will give you a connection to that wonderful Sporting Goods store; all silk, Made in England, and a lovely 3". Asking just $16.

GROUP J: PATTERNS! Brooks Brothers, Gianfranco Ferre, Talbott Best of Class, more!

1) Gianfranco Ferre. A lovely, luxurious tie, made in Italy. This does have a single pulled thread loop in the knot area, hence Very Good condition. 3 1/4". $14.

2) Brooks Brothers Makers. A wonderful and luxurious harlequin tie, perfect for summer! 3 3/4". $15.

3) Brooks Brothers. A classic, conservative tie, with lovely texture and interest. 3 1/2". $14.

4) Robert Talbott Best of Class. Simply wonderful--a beautiful and luxurious tie! 3 1/2". $16.

5) Bachrach. A nice, decent tie. 3 3/4". $8.

6) Roundtree & York. WONDERFUL! This is a truly beautiful fish-scale tie. Hand sewn in the USA. 3 7/8". $12.

GROUP K: 100th Anniversary Harvard COOP ties, Custom Shop, more!

1) Harvard COOP tie--celebrating 100 years of the COOP! 75/25 silk/poly. A Trad classic, and a very tradly 3 1/8"! $10. Very Good condition.

2) Harvard COOP tie--celebrating 100 years of the COOP! 75/25 silk/poly. A Trad classic, and a very tradly 3 1/8"! $12. Excellent.

3) SOLD The Custom SHop. Lovely slubby silk, perfect for Spring and summer! Some minor discoloration to the lining on the blade tip, hence Very Good condition. 3 3/8". $14.

4) Prince Consort ties were so ubiquitous in the 1960s that they're warranted a place in American sartorial history--William and Mary University has some in its Museum's Special Collection! This is a lovely example; a classic 1960s tie at 2 7/8", it's in excellent condition. $11.

5) Contissima. Made in the USA. 2 7/8". $10.

6) Polo by Ralph Lauren. Dating from when Polo was very good indeed, this was Made by Hand in the USA 4". $12.

7) Ferrell Reed. FR is one of the great underrated American tie companies; many lovely tradly ties have come from them, and this is no exception! Made by hand in the USA. 3 3/4". $14

8) Garrison Block Paisley. All silk; handmade. This has a lovely Spring/Summer colourway! 3 3 3/8". $12.

GROUP L: SMALL PATTERNS: Valentino, Hand Made in Italy, more!

1) Harve Bernard. A lovely classic pattern, with a perfect Sporing colorway. 3 1/4". $10.

2) Michelangelo. Unknown fabric; likely silk. 3 5/8". $6.

3) Valentino. Hand made in Italy. Absolutely beautiful! 3 1/2". $16.

4) Giorgio. A lovely conservative, tradly pattern 3 1/2". All silk. $10.

5) Hand Made in Italy. Enzo Berttazzio. 3 1/2". Lovely! $12.

6) Made in Italy. Amherst and Brock. A lovely corporate tie! 3 3/4". $12.

7) Jacques Esther. Italian silk. 3 3/4". $8.

8) Contissima. Designed in Italy. Hand made, all silk. 3". $12.

9) Made for the tradly store Olympic in Upper Montcalir, NJ, this is a lovely conservative tradly tie! 3 1/4". $12.

10) Contissima. Designed in Italy; all silk. 3". $12.

GROUP M: PATTERNS! Vintage Armani, Bally, Made in Italy, more!

1) Christopher Hayes. A lovely, luxurious-appearing tie! Made in the USA. 4". $12.

2) Zenio. Made in the USA of Italian silk. 3 1/2". $10.

3) VINTAGE ARMANI TIE. Dating from the period when Armani was King--and with good reason--this lovely tie is cut from Armani silk, with the signature Armani name woven in, a la Hermes; it also has the signature Armani lining. A beautiful tie, and increasingly rare! Made in Italy., 3 3/4". $16.

4) MADE IN ENGLAND by John Comfort, one o fthe premier classic English tie makers, for the Tradly store MacHugh, this is a truly beautiful tie! 3 5/8". Just $15.

5) BEAUTIFUL Italian tie! Made in Italy for Torriani, this is a classic Italian pattern! 3 7/8". $12.

6) BEAUTIFUL Bally tie! This is lovely; beautiful silk, with a pattern of blue ginkgo leaves on a silverbirch background. Wonderful! All silk, and hand made in Italy. This has Bally's signature lining. 3 3/4". Just $16.

7) BEAUTIFUL Bally tie! This is lovely; beautiful silk, with a pattern of red ginkgo leaves on a Royal blue and black spackled background. Wonderful! All silk, and hand made in Italy. This has Bally's signature lining. 3 3/4". Just $16.



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