1950s COUNTESS MARA Silk Tie RARE Early Men's Vintage Necktie with printed bird designs by Countess Mara, New York for Neiman-Marcus
is on back order
This great early tie from Countess Mara features a nice shiny blue All Silk fabric with printed designs in pale gray of birds in flight! NOTE: The photos were taken with flash and the tie is a bit darker blue in person. This tie is fully lined in a white silk material and features a reinforced neck area. The tie has the Countess Mara "CM" and crown logo silk-screened on front of tie. The tie also retains its original black silk Countess Mara label which reads "Countess Mara New York" as well as a secondary label reading "Neiman-Marcus ALL SILK".
Countess Mara ties featured several novel marketing decisions. She had her initials featured on the outside blade of each tie, ensuring that they were instantly recognizable. The ties were made in very limited quantities, typically only fifteen dozen per design, and they were comparatively expensive. This led to their becoming collector's items, sought after by celebrities and fashion-conscious businessmen. Other tie manufacturers, noticing her success, copied her business model and hired artists to imitate her tie designs. In 1944 Countess Mara was awarded the Neiman Marcus Fashion Award in recognition of the influence her ties had had upon fashion. One of the most high-profile wearers of Countess Mara neckwear was Frank Sinatra, who sometimes wore one-of-a-kind custom ties made especially for him by the firm.
Maker/Label: Countess Mara, New York for Neiman-Marcus
Material: All Silk
Length Tip to Tip: 53-1/2"
Width at Widest Point: 3"
Width at Narrowest Point: 1-1/8"