Wednesday, 16 March 2011

Dead Seal Bows (Furry Curio Object No.1)

   The curios are truly coming out of the woodwork today. This vintage genuine sealskin bow tie, made in St. John's, Newfoundland by E. Melendy Ltd, recently sold on eBay for a paltry $21.50 (shipping not included)

   And no, I was not the buyer. But whether one is outraged by the barbarity or attracted by the lustre - a matching evening overcoat is the image that springs to mind - this, as well as being barbaric and lustrous, is undeniably exemplary of true luxury: the power to be offered or to commission whatever one wants and then proceed to get away with it in a certain style

   Alright, it's a little seductive. There are only so many stones a carnivore can throw


Yankee-Whisky-Papa said...

Seal is always appropriate to to wear when one goes out clubbing.

Barima said...

Now I feel behind the curve


Melan said...

It had me clicking straight onto eBay. Fashion ALWAYS gets in the way of my deeper morals.

london girl up north

Anonymous said...

I have the same bowtie and wore it last night to rave reviews. It dates back to my grandfather's era.

Anonymous said...

I have one of these actually, and I have been trying to track down information about E. Melendy, Ltd. It's hard to find!! Do you have any info??