Synthetic fabric was all the rage in the late 50s/early 60s because it didn´t wrinkle and didn´t need ironing. It was also much cheaper to produce than cotton. But a side effect was that the clothes also prevented the air from circulating and then they started to smell faster and feel itchy. Well, maybe the fashion wasn´t fully developed yet. Today trying to find synthetic clothes from the 1950s is much harder than finding flexible vinyl advertisement records from the same time.

Now it is considered to be an advancement to make rooms air-tight, thinking it will save energy and reduce costs. Air-tight trains are supposed to save energy and go much faster. I loved to travel by train, when they still had small compartments with windows you could pull down for fresh air and of course somewhere to smoke. Now that was comfortable. Today,  I refuse to take the train for travels longer than two hours. I wanna get it over with as quickly as possible and take the plane, which is wasting much more energy.

Same with today´s air-tight apartments. Our house it one hundred years old with old-style double glass windows. Some slight breeze that creeps though the cracks always keeps the air circulating. When I´m staying in a modern apartment or a hotel,  I always get a feeling of suffocating at night. Instead of saving energy, I wind up sleeping with an open window. Of course with full-blown heating.

Ah, modern times…

So here´s a song celebrating the advantages of polyester:




Eine kleine Fachplauderei

7 Comments on “DIE VIER CRAVATTOS”

  1. Baikinange says:

    Like I always say, there are simply not enough songs about polyester out there to listen to! Thank you for this boon to mankind.

  2. mischalke04 says:

    Ha Ha! You´re cracking me up! You´re the funniest writers of all of the music bloggers. Maybe you´re already occupied with writing your big novel, if not: Please blog again!!!

  3. Kurt L - KL in NYC says:

    I’ll miss your posts of advertising and promo oddities.
    I’ve really enjoyed those.

  4. mischalke04 says:

    I really enjoy them too and if they fall into the “anonymous artists and fifty plus years old rule”, and a lot of them do, you won´t have to miss them. I´ll sure be keeping them coming!

  5. mischalke04 says:

    Another example of songs I would not have to delete, if it wasn´t for cleaning the plate. I really want to get rid of the stupid MP3archive, but this record is already perfectly in tune with my “new ethics”. It´s fair to use it, because it was recorded by anonymous/pseudonymous artists (Die vier Cravattos- The Four Plastic Neckties: that´s a first class pseudonym!)and it is now more than fifty years after this record was first released.

  6. Mr. H says:

    Die Dame hört sich wie Hanne Wieder an. Und die Dame auf dem Cover… Zufall?

    Jrüße, Mr. H*

    *Trägt seit 20 Jahren eine fünfziger-Jahre-Trevira-Kravatte. Unkaputtbar!

  7. mischalke04 says:

    Stimmt. Klingt ähnlich wie Hanne Wieder. Ist mir bisher noch gar nicht aufgefallen. Könnte sein, könnte aber auch nicht sein.
    Wir werden es wohl leider nie erfahren…. Wer sollte sowas wissen?

    Habe übrigens unlängst hier bei mir im Trödel zwei sehr schicke, schmale fünfziger Jahre Trevira Kravatten gekauft.
    Was soll ich sagen… die sehen brandneu aus!

    Liebe Grüsse

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