Quarta puntata con il guardaroba di Douglas Fairbanks Jr, buon attore sì, ma soprattutto grande gentleman, elegantissimo. In questo viaggio attraverso capi e accessori a lui appartenuti, andati di recente all’asta, scopriamo quanto sia ancora attuale il gusto classico, perlopiù inglese, per l’abbigliamento maschile. Si vedano, ad esempio, le cravatte:
Collection of Nine Neckties
Comprising rep stripe, club and insignia ties, labels include Reis of New Haven; Harvale & Co., Palm Beach; Francois Wallas Paris; Star of Siam; Thai Silk Co. Ltd. and Hampton Hall Ltd.; and including club ties for The Knickerbocker Club and The Travellers, Paris.
Collection of Eleven Neckties
Comprising rep stripe, insignia, and solid ties, including a pale pink and mint diagonally striped club tie from The Garrick, London; navy tie with white insignia representing United States Military Combined Operations, labeled Thai Silk Co., Ltd.; other labels include Star of Siam; Francois Walas Paris; Thresher & Glenny, London; T. M. Lewin & Sons Ltd., London; and Lock & Co., London.
Although perhaps apocryphal the origins of the Garrick Club necktie date back to the 1920s when actor member Norman Forbes Robertson wore what was described as a salmon and cucumber (shades of tea sandwiches) necktie to his club. Perhaps in defense of his choice of cravat he asserted that it was the official club tie. So many members petitioned to acquire one that the club adopted it officially.
Comprising a silk rectangular scarf printed with toy sleds of stuffed animals against a foulard ground and eight novelty, insignia, paisley and patterned ties. Labels include Alexander Shields for I. Magnin & Co.; Dunhill Tailors; and New & Lingwood, London, Eton & Cambridge.
Collection of Nine Insignia Neckties
Comprising ties for Oxford University and The Brook, New York; tie with comedy and tragedy masks; two navy ties with either red or white insignias representing United States Military Combined Operations; etc. Labels include Tally Ho by Trimble Hoggson; Wm. Chelsea Ltd. New York; Macaseta Ltd.; Guy Laroche; The Narragansett Cup Year 1980.
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