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Tartan ties

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by whistler, Nov 28, 2009.

  1. whistler

    whistler Well-Known Member

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    Do you think tartan ties are appropriate for work, and what do you think about this one?

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  2. idfnl

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    Propriety in the workplace depends what you do. Personally I love tartan wool ties but don't like silk ones, which suggests they're best worn in a more casual context (great for Christmas parties).
     
  4. SkinnyGoomba

    SkinnyGoomba Senior member

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    I have one thats a black watch pattern, I think its work appropriate.
     
  5. tc6

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    Yeah those are definetely work appropriate
     
  6. I. Gentantithesis

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    Hoot mon, whuuur'd ye geet ye tee?
     
  7. Sterling Gillette

    Sterling Gillette Senior member

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    I have one from Drake's but can't bring myself to wearing it. I think I would wear it more if it was made of wool instead of silk.
     
  8. korektphool

    korektphool Well-Known Member

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    Do you think tartan ties are appropriate for work, and what do you think about this one?

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    Very nice. Looks more like an evening/weekend tie than for business formal though. But depends on your line of work.
     
  9. JayJay

    JayJay Senior member

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    I like them in wool and think they look good with tweedy blazers and suits on less formal days at work.
     
  10. DWFII

    DWFII Bespoke Boot and Shoemaker Dubiously Honored

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    I like them in wool and think they look good with tweedy blazers and suits on less formal days at work.
    I have one in clan McQueen. It looks perfect with my Harris tweed jacket and a square bottomed notched lapel waistcoat.
     
  11. Dburr

    Dburr Senior member

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    Do you think tartan ties are appropriate for work, and what do you think about this one?

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    As long as it's not an exact match to your kilt.
     
  12. Sanguis Mortuum

    Sanguis Mortuum Senior member

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    Do you think tartan ties are appropriate for work, and what do you think about this one?

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    Not too keen on the colours in that particular one, but something in a more subdued tartan would be nice, like a Blackwatch or similar.
     
  13. Holdfast

    Holdfast Senior member

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    Do you think tartan ties are appropriate for work

    Depends on your line, of course. But I wear them to work and picked up a couple new ones recently:

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  14. idfnl

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    Depends on your line, of course. But I wear them to work and picked up a couple new ones recently:

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    Very nice, 'specially the top left one
     
  15. JLibourel

    JLibourel Senior member

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    I have four tartan ties--all of them in wool--and I wear them to work with tweed jackets...but then I work in an office that is casual to the point of slobbinesss.
     
  16. voxsartoria

    voxsartoria Senior member

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    I have one from Drake's but can't bring myself to wearing it. I think I would wear it more if it was made of wool instead of silk.

    Those silk Drake's tartans worked great in the summer.

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    They might be hard to work if the context is not just so.


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  17. MyOtherLife

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    Depends on your line, of course. But I wear them to work and picked up a couple new ones recently:

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    Superb! Bravo!
     
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    This one looks pretty good to me, pattern isnt really typical tartan though
     
  19. N. McKay

    N. McKay Well-Known Member

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    Do you think tartan ties are appropriate for work
    Yes, but only if you have some connection to the tartan (or if it's one that doesn't belong to a particular family or organization). E.g. I wear a MacKay tartan and a New Brunswick tartan (because I live in New Brunswick -- the Canadian province), but not a Royal Canadian Air Force tartan, nice as it is, because I'm not in the air force. I guess I would look at them as being similar to regimental or school ties.
     
  20. JLibourel

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    ^School and regimental ties I take seriously and respect. Since the whole business of proprietary "clan tartans" was cooked up by a couple of English charlatans early in the Victorian era, I will wear whatever tartan strikes my fancy, be it as a shirt, necktie or whatever. I would not wear a kilt in a clan tartan, but then I don't wear kilts, period.
     

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