I found these great images of smokers from the 1940’s – 1960’s in the LIFE archive. We all know about the health issues associated with smoking, but these images make smoking look really cool!

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At Keens Steakhouse

Smoking tie from my Fall 2009 collection.  Made by hand in New York City.

Smoking tie from my Fall 2009 collection. Made by hand in New York City.

The fine folks over at Eames Collector.com have put together this amazing 1 minute video of the various knots of Mr. Charles Eames’ bow ties.  The film ends with a rare view of the original design sketch of the Charles Eames bow tie as designed by Mrs. Ray Eames.  All of Mr. Eames’ bow ties were hand made in New York City.  We make a similar shaped bow tie at David Hart & Co. with pointed ends.