Vintage Tie 1930s Necktie by Tooke Montreal Kentwood Prints Paisley Pattern
Brand Poppy's Vintage Clothing
This is a vintage necktie made by Tooke Brothers of Montreal, Canada. Tooke was a venerable Montreal shirt manufacturer, founded by Benjamin Tooke in 1872 under the name Mount Royal Manufacturing - they eventually expanded their line to include neckwear and loungewear. This tie is difficult to date precisely, but I would think 1930s even with the lined ends. The tie features a paisley pattern in orange and yellow with black ghosting, against a brown background. The fabric is a twill material - I’m unsure of what it is exactly, but most likely either silk or rayon. It measures 50 1/2” in length and has a width of 3 1/2” at its widest. It is lined in beige silky fabric, and the label reads “Kentwood Prints by Tooke”. It is in very good condition with no wear or noted staining except for a bit of light moisture marking to the lining at the wide end. This is a very attractive vintage tie - the pattern really pops!