Wednesday, March 3, 2010

Retro-Wednesday....







When I first started selling cars at Vic Canever Chevrolet back in the 80's, we had a semi-formal dress code. We didn't have to wear a suit, but we did need at least a sport jacket within arms length. Within a few years I had developed a penchant for 100% silk ties that were a bit off beat yet stylish. The anchor store at our local mall was J.L. Hudson. They sold a line of ties called The Beatle Collection.
I was addicted to collecting as many as I could afford, and here are most of them.

Yellow Submarine
Do You Want To Know A Secret
When I'm 64
Back In The USSR
Good Morning
Birthday
Baby You Can Drive My Car
Ticket To Ride
Hard Days Night

Eventually we adopted a 'Casual' dress code at work with golf or polo shirts, and my ties got exiled to the far recesses of the closet. In all, I probably own about 90 or so silk ties....All waiting patiently to be adorned once again by someone that loves them.

"Will you still feed me? Will you still need me? When I'm 64!!

Peace...!!!

(There Miss Begotten! A Retro-Wednesday....On Wednesday..:P)

26 comments:

Gillian said...

I'm a huge Beatles fan.

I love the retro ties...funky.

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evalinn said...

Cool, I can just picture you wearing those! :-)

Akelamalu said...

That's a great collection of ties! MWM collected a lot of silk ties when he was working as he had to wear one every day - they were'n't as fancy as yours though! LOL

brokenbiro said...

Funny they didn't have a Long and Winding Tie?

the walking man said...

You could always sew them all together and make a retro Hefner style silk smoking jacket.

secret agent woman said...

Cool set of ties. You know there's also a line of Jerry Garcia ties? But it does seem there are few workplaces that call for wearing suits any more.

Serena said...

Cool ties! And on a Wednesday yet. You could still wear those ties, albeit they're probably collectors items now.:)

Brian Miller said...

nice ties gman...you should wear them to play beatles rock band...new meets old kinda thing...oh nevermind, see you friday...smiles.

lime said...

very cool. i think there is a pattern for turning ties into a quilt. that's an idea that would allows continued use of them.

Sherry said...

I used to sell cars also in the early 80's. I sold 7 cars in the month that I worked there - it still wasn't enough to live on...you must have a large house to store all of your retro stuff!!

Felicitas said...

That's quite a collection G. And The Beatles will never be out of style!

Jessie said...

your tie collection is "raelly cool man! i'm diggin' it." lol

and of course, who doesn't like or love the Beatles???? Hey Jude is one of my many favorites.

warm smiles,

Shadow said...

that's a very nice collection you have there. hubby was also into the ties, funky goofy one's and they too now collect dust. and remember the socks????

Patty said...

No one dresses up for work anymore.

javajazz said...

omg, where do you find these things??
pretty cool,
Beatles tunes ties...!
only you, G-man
only you...xo

PattiKen said...

Yep, my guy wore a bunch of those great ties (my favorite was Bungalow Bill and his mum)too. They also now live in the dark recesses of memory and the closet.

Monkey Man said...

I actually have the Do you want to know a secret tie. Couple of Jerry Garcia's as well. Guess they are retro by now.

Titanium said...

Your taste is impeccable, G-Man.

See ya Friday!

Mama Zen said...

These are awesome!

My husband collects Jerry Garcia ties.

Lulda Casadaga said...

These are beautiful...I am not a slacker! :P

buffalodick said...

In 1957, my dad went from selling insurance for Metro Life, to car sales..he went from dull suits to sport coats and outrageous color and tie combos! He was well known in the area for pastel sport coats and a flat top hair cut! My dad was an American original! I miss him..

Susan said...

Dear lord, how did I miss commenting on this? I'm losing my edge G-Man. Either that or the snow is gone and I'm not blogging as much, LOL. I remember those ties well. Wait, does that mean I'm old? Oh crud. I'm old, LOL.

jinksy said...

I'd have these framed so's I could gloat over them at my leisure - believe the appropriate word would be 'Fab!'

かぷりこーん said...

koool how stylish that tie!!!

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