For at least the last five years I have favoured the knitted tie above all other styles, although I can’t recall exactly when I purchased my first, but I think I might have discovered it in a vintage shop in the Grand Arcade, Leeds. The trend doesn’t seen to have caught on however, because I’ve never met anyone else wearing one; not that I consider myself a trend setter! Hence my surprise at finding this portrait of a proud knitted tie wearer.
The photographers name and the address of his studio is printed on the back, “F. Scrimshaw, 46 Woodhouse Lane, Leeds”. The Leeds Museum and Galleries website informs me that F. Scrimshaw appears in the city’s trade directories between 1906 and 1914 at the afore mentioned address and they have a photograph of his as part of their on-line archive and the Leodis “photographic archive of Leeds” has a photograph of “Francis” Scrimshaw’s studio at 46 Woodhouse lane in the mid-1960’s.
Purchased: Haworth, May 2014.
Other photographs from my collection can be seen here: https://www.flickr.com/photos/121480122@N04/sets/72157643085991143/