Well a late season Christmas miracle happened and here it is:
So do what ever you fan-people do. Squee, jump, whoop-and-holler, drool (?). But for one of us, amongst all of us it's a win today.
Yes, Steve revealed that this highly sought tie is actually made by KENZO. Well that was way back in 2007? I doubt we're going to find one. This one makes me quite happy.
As you can see, the colors are correct. Navy and burgundy with raised floral pattern.
I am wearing it as seen in The Waters of Mars.
The story behind this is:
The eBay seller had lost the tie I originally bought. I was refunded but pretty let down. Well what do you know? Her friend runs a vintage clothing store and sold the same tie. What are the chances?
She contacted me and we set it up, I got the tie today, Express mail. Worth every penny.
She also sent me her hi-res scans of the tie, so for those who (FourKnocks that's you) are waiting for a scan of the Duffer tie, please take a moment to check these out.
I'm sorry I haven't posted in a while but I really wanted this tie in hand before I added anything.
UPDATE: Jan 27th 11:00 PM
Out of curiosity I looked up SUPERBA. They are apparently a huge american company that produces ties for other labels. I found some company history here.
But the best part is the history of my tie. You'll never believe it. This tie has travelled through time, from the 1950's.
The 1950s and 1960s were decades of more rapid change in the neckwear industry, bringing with them the most successful promotion in Superba Cravats' history. In 1951, Helmut Hertz introduced the "Dacron" necktie, made from the new synthetic polyester fabric developed by DuPont (E.I. DuPont DeNemours & Co., Inc.). Completely man-made, Dacron was machine washable, extremely durable, resistant to spotting or fading, and required no pressing, making it a very desirable fabric for neckties. Superba Cravats secured a patent, becoming the sole manufacturer of the Dacron necktie in the entire industry.
UPDATE: I took some more pictures with different shirts. However this is after sundown and the color is weird. I will take more with natural light.
Ok so this one here with approximate lighting is my best guess at Silence in the Library/Forest of the Dead. The dark burgundy shirt and then the infamous tie.
This is not canon but for a while people thought that dark burgundy shirt was in fact purple.
So here I am with the eggplant colored shirt. Similar, but not the same. The tie still looks pretty good.
See you soon!