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In former times they had the shop on the corner of Piccadilly and St James' St. There were club tie books in there going back to at least the 1930s and most of their ties were club-style repps.

Quality was never less than OK and in general the ties were similar to Benson & Clegg, Baron or Ben Silver. Blade thickness around 3" as I recall and the silk was on the adequate side of thin. A very middle of the road, conservative product but nothing wrong with that. In their last months they were starting to experiment with some more adventurous colours.

I have no idea what they are like since the change of management, however.
 

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Was in their London shop the other day. Frankly shocked at the tat they had in there compard to the last time I went into a K and C shop (admittedly probably 20 odd years ago). To be fair to them it was in the height of the sale so perhaps not representative, but the quality and variety of all their stuff was nothing like I remembered it.
 

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Originally Posted by T&A
In former times they had the shop on the corner of Piccadilly and St James' St. There were club tie books in there going back to at least the 1930s and most of their ties were club-style repps.

Quality was never less than OK and in general the ties were similar to Benson & Clegg, Baron or Ben Silver. Blade thickness around 3" as I recall and the silk was on the adequate side of thin. A very middle of the road, conservative product but nothing wrong with that. In their last months they were starting to experiment with some more adventurous colours.

I have no idea what they are like since the change of management, however.


Thank you (and londonrascal too)

My grandfather is handing down much of his tailored wardrobe to me. I didn't recognize this label but they are nice looking repp ties.
 

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