A vintage evening bow tie for formal tie occasions.
Made of black silk, with a pique texture.
Made in the 1950s, but never used.
This is a formal single-ender bow tie, of the type generally used in Edwardian England.
It almost became extinct as the modern two-winged tie became popular - the type immortalised by John Betjeman as difficult to tie:
As I struggle with double-end evening tie,
Miss Joan Hunter-Dunn)aka(A Subaltern's Love Song -