THE TAYLOR TIE - A HEART BREAKING EXPERIENCE!
March 25, 2015 (Original post date).
Falling in love with my first vintage tweed sport jacket and being heart broken that it did not fit me. My Interest in vintage clothing began.
The Behind Every Tie Is A Great Man collection is inspired by memories such as these. Walking through the hustle and bustle of Portobello Market and rummaging through vintage pocket squares and scarfs, trying on different types of coats and admiring lots of different ancient antique ornaments. Then, that one item comes to light and it was like love at first sight. Deep inside you knew it was the one, you had to have this piece in your life because it was ‘perfect’ - I am sure you’ve been through this before!
Only to realise that there’s a big hole in the back, moths have beaten you to it, mould and rust has decided it would be paying rent here forever (A little too far, I admit, but I am sure you understand my point) or in my case, did not fit. Every now and again, I like to 'vintage hunt’ because I savour the search, browsing through physical archive of history and the possibility that I will gain the treasured prize of something that has 'soul’ due to it previous life in another decade, where the world appreciated craftsmanship, superior quality and beauty. I am grateful that we are now returning back to this way of thinking.
The fabric of the Taylor tie is traditionally used for suiting and it was a way of expressing the memory of the tweed jacket’s material, golden brown with flecks of red and blue when you looked closely.
Only seven three Taylor ties were hand made due to fabric availability. Therefore no more ties in this material will be made and once the last tie has been sold, it is finished. This truly means each person will own a unique piece of craftsmanship, which caters to their personal style.
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All Photos: Bart Pajak
Grooming: Carleen Gordon
Model: Stephen Kelly