The Story Behind Our Archival Italian Ties

We recently imported some wool ties from Italy that were made in the 1950s. Here’s the backstory.

A couple of months ago, Lynn over at Archival Clothing introduced us to a lady in Italy (a good start) who had recently discovered boxes of wool ties from the 1950s in the basement of a family-owned garment factory near Milan that sews for some of the top labels in the world.

The factory is the quintessential Italian family-owned business, where the parents and children all work together using machinery that their parents and grandparents built, and where a few boxes of ties lost are just a few grains lost in the sands of time. At some point in the 1950s, these skinny wool ties were cleaved from the herd and sat in a cellar for over 60 years until our contact in Italy discovered them.

We've wanted archival Italian ties from the 1950s ever since we found out that archival Italian ties from the 1950s existed, and so naturally, we reached out and were able to check out some samples. Despite the fact these ties were made around the time Truman was in office, they were in near perfect shape, and so we imported the whole lot.

Sure, these ties alone won't get you an Italian woman with legs for days, but paired with a cut, shave, and a shine, they'll turn you into every bit the man that Giorgio Clooney ever was. Grab 'em here before we run out.

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