Monday, August 30, 2010

Tuesday Trivias Tie-in #25 Ungaro Flowers.

Welcome to Tuesday Trivia Tie-in, where I invite and encourage everyone to join, with a post about something they find interesting.

My posts are usually about one of the ties in my collection, but yours can be about anything!I only ask that you include some little known information that relates to your topic.

My Tie this week is one I got at a thrift store, It was tagged $1.99 but I got it half price for $1.00.

It isn't a goofy novelty tie, it doesn't have cartoon characters, space ships, crocodiles, or tiny bottles of Coke on it, in fact it doesn't seem like a tie I would normally buy, but when I saw it, it made me smile.

Sometimes that's all it takes. Diann had a similar reaction, so it now lives on my tie rack, and falls into the 'conservative enough to wear to a dignified function, but still fun enough not to be boring' category.

In a dark and dismal background, a flower is always welcome.

I guess you could call it a true international tie, because it was made in Italy, and designed and sold by a company in France.

And if I ever have occasion to wear it and meet Joan Rivers on the red carpet, I can tell her that I am wearing Ungaro.

Here is some random information about Ungaro.

Emanuel Ungaro (born 13 February 1933) is a French fashion designer. His Italian father, who fled to France because of the fascist uprising in Italy, was a tailor and he gave his son a sewing machine when he was young.

At the age of 22, he moved to Paris to work for a design house, and in 1965 opened his own fashion house in Paris.

In 2005, Ungaro retired and sold the label for $84 million.

Although my tie has no date on it, the width of 3.5" at the widest point leads me to believe it was made in the '90s. After 2000 men's ties, especially those made in Italy quickly moved to a 4" width which is the current standard width of an Italian silk tie.

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1 comment:

  1. This tie makes me smile also! Love the flowers and the pops of color!!!