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Catalog Number 1976.069.019
Description Men's Necktie, n.d. Silk red and white checkered tie with alternating yellow and black rectangular stripes. On inside of tie are two tags, one black tag with green stitched text "Loewe & 7 Wierlein / 317 B Street / San Mateo, Calif." The second tag is white with blue stitching "All Silk / Hollyvogue / Made California".
Object Name Necktie
Collection 3D - Clothing
Title Men's Necktie, n.d.
Date n.d.
Creator Unknown
Role Fiber Artist
Inscription Text "Loewe & 7 Wierlein / 317 B Street / San Mateo, Calif." (stitched on tag on back of tie). "All Silk / Hollyvogue / Made California" (stitched on tag on back of tie).
Provenance Belonged to the late Earl A. "Doc" Davies, longtime San Mateo resident who attended San Mateo schools.
Notes "Most sartorialists agree that the necktie originated in the 17th century, during the 30 year war in France. King Louis XIII hired Croatian mercenaries (see picture above) who wore a piece of cloth around their neck as part of their uniform. While these early neckties did serve a function (tying the top of their jackets that is), they also had quite a decorative effect - a look that King Louis was quite fond of. In fact, he liked it so much that he made these ties a mandatory accessory for Royal gatherings, and - to honor the Croatian soldiers - he gave this clothing piece the name "La Cravate" - the name for necktie in French to this day." [ 3/13/2017]
Dimensions H-51 W-3.25 inches
Medium Textile
Search Terms Davies, Earl A. "Doc"
Men's Accessories
Men's Fashion
Subjects Clothing & dress
People Davies, Earl A. "Doc"