Vintage Men's Shiny Black Satin Continental Bowtie.
This unworn vintage Continental Tie features a cloth covered snap closure. These ties may be crossed right over left or left over right to achieve different looks (compare photos 2 and 3). They are in excellent unworn condition. Some history of the Continental Tie follows:
In America in the late 1950s the traditional boxy and bulky cuts of English suits gave way to the slimmer and more youthful Italian cut which became known as the Continental Look. To complement this new streamlined style of tuxedo, formalwear manufacturers introduced the Continental Tie, a wide strip of black satin fabric that crossed over at the throat where it was held together by a snap or decorative pin. This style was adopted and popularized during the 1960s by rockabilly and country western musicians like Elvis Presley and Johnny Cash and are still popular neckwear for Rockabilly or Western-themed formal attire. This style of bow tie is worn by Chester Cobblepot (Penguin) in the current running Television Series "Gotham" and is a favorite of English professional snooker player Judd Trump.
Length: (fully adjustable to any size neck) extends to 27"
Width at widest point: 2-1/8"
Width at narrowest point: 7/8"
Condition: Excellent unworn New Old Stock