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A mate just informed me that my tie looks eerily close to an RAF organization tie. It's times like these that I'm glad I don't live in England, for fear I might be crucified for wearing a tie I don't rate!

It does, and it has been pointed out before. I didn't think it would be much of an issue in the UK, but you do see veterans wearing their regimental tie quite often. I double checked my tie collection, and luckily I don't any ties that resemble any. It would be a bit disrespectful to wear a tie that closely resembles one that someone has worked very hard for.

Anyways, outside of the UK that tie has little symbolical value, so I wouldn't stop wearing it.
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It does, and it has been pointed out before. I didn't think it would be much of an issue in the UK, but you do see veterans wearing their regimental tie quite often. I double checked my tie collection, and luckily I don't any ties that resemble any. It would be a bit disrespectful to wear a tie that closely resembles one that someone has worked very hard for.

Anyways, outside of the UK that tie has little symbolical value, so I wouldn't stop wearing it.

 

I won't wear it in the UK, but I will probably wear it again in the U.S. Having been in the Army myself I can understand the protectiveness with which they hold these things. I do have a striped tie in my school colors btw. Since my school colors are red white and black I have a had time wearing it lol. Maybe in the summer.

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Love the outfit (especially the waistband) but what pick my curiosity most is the wine rack! 

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I won't wear it in the UK, but I will probably wear it again in the U.S. Having been in the Army myself I can understand the protectiveness with which they hold these things. I do have a striped tie in my school colors btw. Since my school colors are red white and black I have a had time wearing it lol. Maybe in the summer.

My school tie is burgundy, navy and yellow, so a bit easier to wear!
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Winter fabrics, spring colors. A bit rumply.

Very nice! Even nicer with darker colored trousers, I think.
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Originally Posted by Caustic Man View Post

A mate just informed me that my tie looks eerily close to an RAF organization tie. It's times like these that I'm glad I don't live in England, for fear I might be crucified for wearing a tie I don't rate!

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The solution is "American" stripes, i.e. stripes running in the other direction (as we do with our ties).
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My school tie is burgundy, navy and yellow, so a bit easier to wear!

 

Definitely easier than this...

 

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The solution is "American" stripes, i.e. stripes running in the other direction (as we do with our ties).

 

I'm a little confused by this. I thought organizational tie ran downward from left to right, but the RAF tie appears to run from right to left.

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I'm a little confused by this. I thought organizational tie ran downward from left to right, but the RAF tie appears to run from right to left.

 

While it’s true that in the US the stripes almost always run from upper right to lower left, in the UK they seem to run in either direction, though you’re absolutely right that most often they run from upper left to lower right, but there are frequent exceptions to that.

 

Here’s Golding's RAF page (they hold a royal warrant, so I’m assuming they’ve got it right):        

                  

http://www.goldings.co.uk/online_shop/product_list.php?division=Royal%20Air%20Force&start=8&direction=b

 

Cheers,

 

Ac

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Thanks @Academic2. If American military ties were as tasteful as their British counterparts I might even consider wearing one from my regiment. However they are not.

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It's very hard to make a double breasted jacket look good in a picture sitting down (but in all other things, I prefer the chair to the door frame)





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Very nice! Even nicer with darker colored trousers, I think.
I wear darker trousers with darker ties; this particular tie seemed better with light grey. I actually think it would look even better with winter white flannel, but hardly anyone sells them, and those that do have too light a weight (<10oz). I might get some from Gennaro or Sal when they come to San Francisco.
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Here's me, today. Relaxed, but no good being too relaxed.


 

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Very nice! Even nicer with darker colored trousers, I think.
I wear darker trousers with darker ties; this particular tie seemed better with light grey. I actually think it would look even better with winter white flannel, but hardly anyone sells them, and those that do have too light a weight (<10oz). I might get some from Gennaro or Sal when they come to San Francisco.

 

It seems like oatmeal or fawn flannel would also work. Great jacket, btw.

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Really like this, sharp look! What glasses do you have? I have been thinking about the transparent look for a while but haven't been able to find a well executed pair, yours look perfect though!

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@Shen I'm with @Braddock on this one; deets on the overcoat?


 

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Great jacket! I love it how SFers always find reasons to justify the purchase of yet another navy jacket ;)


 

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You're not doing too shabby yourself, either! :D


 

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@Shen Nice outfit! The photography could improve a little though, all that background and negative space is very distracting to my eyes, if you are using a dSLR,try shooting on a lower f-stop and crop in vertically.




 

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Yeah, I agree, made a bad call when it came to cropping the pictures. Regarding the f-stop, I rather awful when it comes to photography. 

 

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@Shen Tackar. I would like to see the outfit without the overcoat.



 

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I posted a picture with everything the same but the tie a while ago, if you're curious. 

 

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@Shen Awesome. That coat is fantastic, I love the fabric. Details?


 

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Thank you all! The overcoat is Ballantyne (made by Caruso).

 

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