He wasn’t just about guitars and cherry ice cream

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25 years ago today, a fashion line of eight ties designed by Jerry Garcia of The Grateful Dead went on sale in the United States. President Bill Clinton bought a set, and so did thousands of closet hippies who were now working in the 9-5 business world. The collection grossed millions by the end of the year.

Prior to becoming leader of the San Francisco band, Garcia attended the California School of Fine Arts. Twenty years later, he continued his painting as a musician, imbuing the natural world into each creation—on canvas or fabric.

You can still purchase the ties by Captain Trips on Amazon.

Yes, I have one in my collection.

Tie Front

Tie Back

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