A Study in Stripes: Regimental and Repp Ties - Page 7
The general pattern is:
But there are some exceptions
A question for our UK members. How strictly defined is a regimental tie? Is the standard British direction of the stripes (upper left down to lower right) a necessary part of the definition? Would preserving the pattern and colors but changing the orientation to the American direction (upper right down to lower left) mean it was non-regimental, and could therefore be worn by anyone?
Edited by jrd617 - 6/24/14 at 4:35am
I'm still curious about my question regarding the necessity or not of the stripe orientation to the definition of a particular regimental tie. Had Charles's tie stripes been oriented the other way, for example, would it no longer be thought of as an RAF tie?
not just you. 3 colors is the max for me too, and it has to be done right for me to like a 3 color stripe. either a block stripe with just the right width and colors or a ground with a thin spread stripe with maybe a thin border to the thin stripe.
whereas i do not love this tri color so much:
These are my striped ties, not including my college tie. Three out of four have three colours. The first three ties are Drakes and T&A, and the pattern goes in the British direction, while the Brooks Brothers tie is striped in the American way, so the stereotypes are confirmed. The navy/burgundy/yellow Drakes tie has virtually identical colours to my college tie, but looks much nicer, so I tend to wear it more often.Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)
Edited by Monkeyface - 6/24/14 at 9:25am
Bigi, Drakes, Passaggio Cravatte
Yount, Drakes, Yount
Drakes, Drakes, Gitman
Panta, Panta, Suit Supply
Yount, Arbor Knot
Dunhill, Hober, Richard James
Mountain & Sackett, Hober