When folks talk about the Bermuda of old they commonly refer to Trimingham's, a department store that originally opened in 1842 known for a "wide selection of bargains including doe-skin gloves, perfume, English handbags and Indian Madras sportswear," according to Fodor's 1961 Guide to the Caribbean, Bahamas and Bermuda (thank you very much BrandlandUSA). Unfortunately however, Trimingham's closed its doors in 2005 but its fine name still lives on, most notably on racy cravats originally made in England for the Bermuda-based department store. So here for your viewing pleasure is—drumroll please—the Doghouse Tie. As originally noted on Affordable Wardrobe, "Gentlemen, a friendly reminder: Excessive drinking of beer, time spent playing cards or golfing with the boys is likely to land you squarely in the doghouse." Yeah, that or looking at the back of one's tie, which has a scantily clad woman embroidered into the fabric (click the photo). Nice work Trimingham's. We hardly knew ya. Now, if anyone could tell me where I could get one of these fantastic works of art, I'm all ears.
is a Bermuda-based travel writer and television correspondent. To read his work visit DavidLaHuta.com or to follow him on Twitter visit Twitter.com/DavidLaHuta. Visiting Bermuda? Read his story, 36 Hours in Bermuda, which appeared in the New York Times travel section in September 2009 (http://bit.ly/36HoursBermuda) and Jetsetter's The Many Faces of Bermuda, which ran in January 2011 (http://bit.ly/FacesOfBDA).