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post #16 of 26
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Originally Posted by Arrogant Bastard View Post
T&A ties are not everyone's taste. Personally speaking, I love the prints and color choices. They add just the right amount of splash to an otherwise conservative outfit, while managing to look smart and not gaudy. Thickness and material varies by line, in my experience, but the typically thick T&A tie is just fine by me. It will soften over time, btw. The quality is excellent, regardless of one's assessment of the style.
Past the plainest, ties aren't supposed to be for everyone. There's a belief on here that unless a shirt and tie combination is universally worshiped, it's invalid. Nothing could be further from the truth and it reveals considerable ignorance concerning what ties are supposed to accomplish. Ties are sometimes supposed to assist a person in hiding, but here you can find people who feel so insecure they want to hide all the time. Anyway, how people react to ties definitely defines who they are, who they think they are and who they want to be.
post #17 of 26
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Past the plainest, ties aren't supposed to be for everyone. There's a belief on here that unless a shirt and tie combination is universally worshiped, it's invalid. Nothing could be further from the truth and it reveals considerable ignorance concerning what ties are supposed to accomplish. Ties are sometimes supposed to assist a person in hiding, but here you can find people who feel so insecure they want to hide all the time. Anyway, how people react to ties definitely defines who they are, who they think they are and who they want to be.
The sober tie is the first casualty of a mid-life crisis.
post #18 of 26
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Originally Posted by Ich_Dien View Post
The sober tie is the first casualty of a mid-life crisis.
or a second childhood?
post #19 of 26
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Originally Posted by Film Noir Buff View Post
or a second childhood?

Touché!
post #20 of 26
I have a large selection of T&A ties. The knot, four in hand, is the right size for a typical English spread collar. They are well made but, in my recent experience, not quite as good as Drake's. Ede & Ravenscroft offers an excellent selection of Macclesfield silk ties.
post #21 of 26
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Originally Posted by Bishop of Briggs View Post
I have a large selection of T&A ties. The knot, four in hand, is the right size for a typical English spread collar. They are well made but, in my recent experience, not quite as good as Drake's. Ede & Ravenscroft offers an excellent selection of Macclesfield silk ties.
Ede doesnt really seem to sell them online though.
post #22 of 26
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Originally Posted by Bishop of Briggs View Post
They are well made but, in my recent experience, not quite as good as Drake's.

I remember reading somewhere awhile back that T&A's ties were made by Drake's, actually. Not sure if that is still the case, or even if it ever was, but I remember hearing it.
post #23 of 26
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Originally Posted by Arrogant Bastard View Post
I remember reading somewhere awhile back that T&A's ties were made by Drake's, actually. Not sure if that is still the case, or even if it ever was, but I remember hearing it.

I believe T&A has their own tie making operation. That's according to the book History of T&A, written by none other than Nick Foulkes.
post #24 of 26
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Originally Posted by joshman View Post
I believe T&A has their own tie making operation. That's according to the book History of T&A, written by none other than Nick Foulkes.
I am saddened by it's lack of ready availability. Is it a good book? http://www.amazon.com/Turnbull-Asser...3937920&sr=1-1
post #25 of 26
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I am saddened by it's lack of ready availability. Is it a good book?

http://www.amazon.com/Turnbull-Asser...3937920&sr=1-1

99 US dollars for a copy. Absolutely daylight robbery. They were given out free at T&A about 10 years ago.
It's a very good read and I particuarly like the last sentence in the introduction:

Any man who calls himself well dressed is lying unless his wardrobe contains at the very least one item from T&A.
post #26 of 26
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Any man who calls himself well dressed is lying unless his wardrobe contains at the very least one item from T&A.

In that case, I guess I can rest easy knowing that I'm a man of my word x30 or so.
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