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Single ended bow tie Vintage 1950s silk pique black bow tie UNUSED

Single ended bow tie Vintage 1950s silk pique black bow tie UNUSED


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 -


The single-ended bow survived until the 1960s, largely in the form of regimental mess dress, but is now quite a rarity.

It is no more difficult to tie than a double-winged tie, and it looks smarter, because it lies flatter against your shirt.

The size of the finished bow is 3 3/4" (9.5 cm) long by 2 1/2" (6.5 cm) tall.
Cleaning: Specialist dry cleaning required

Size

This bow tie will fit collar sizes up to around 18 inches.

(If your collar size is less than 15 inches, you may find it more convenient to cut a couple of inches off the end, depending how skilled you are at tying a bow.)

Condition:

This bow tie is in superb condition, and has never been worn.

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Our Price: £13.00







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