Can’t spell “Glitter” without T-I-E

I’ll just get right down to it. This TdJ deserves it.

In a first for 100 Days, 100 Ties, my Tie du Jour has glitter on it. Of course that could be overlooked, seeing as the tie depicts a wintry farmhouse scene, replete with trees and bushes, not to mention the aforementioned farmhouse (with matching farmhouse behind it). Since the temps were in the high-20s/low-30s yesterday, I figured (hoped, actually) that it would be the last suitable day for wearing wintry farmy ties. Not that I have others.

I got this tie at the Skokie Salvation Army, on the same spree as my Hermès double coup (one went for $81, the other for 49 buckeroos). As I have tapered my addiction (I can hear you laughing) somewhat, I now seek something a bit different. Well, glitter is different. Farmhouses are different, especially when they are handpainted.

This gorgeous bit of white silkishness is from the Regal Tie Company, and yet an additional label tells me that it was originally purchased at a clothing store called Landauer’s, in Lincoln, Illinois. A google of Landauer’s in Lincoln brings up a fairly interesting history (not that I read the whole thing) of the Lincoln, Illinois business community, replete (yes, that is my word of the day) with mentions of the good ol’ days of Route 66. Disappointingly, the story does not mention the following pertinent information:

  • Who painted the tie?
  • Who glittered* the tie? (*that’s what they called Bedazzling before the Bedazzler)
  • Does the farmhouse belong to store founder Joseph Landauer? Or did he just buy it for his mistress?
  • Did Joseph Landauer invent the Bedazzler?

Damn. Local history just doesn’t tell me what I want to know.

Thanks for reading…Brooke


One Response to “Can’t spell “Glitter” without T-I-E”

  1. dimpledfourinhand Says:

    Brooke, Really liking Rockin’ Tie Week. And kickin’ it off with The Mighty Zep was the way to go!

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