Tartan ties

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  1. voxsartoria

    voxsartoria Goon 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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  2. MyOtherLife

    MyOtherLife Senior member

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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!
     


  3. Axelman 17

    Axelman 17 Senior member

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    [​IMG]

    This one looks pretty good to me, pattern isnt really typical tartan though
     


  4. 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.
     


  5. JLibourel

    JLibourel Senior member

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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.
     


  6. porcelain monkey

    porcelain monkey Senior member

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    Tartan ties are perfectly fine for work. I work in a conservative field (finance) and do not feel at all self conscious pairing a tartan tie with a suit for work or to a client meeting. I also don't care whose clan it is I am wearing. If someone wants to come after me with a claymore for this transgression, bring em on.
     


  7. gnatty8

    gnatty8 Senior member

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    Wore these to work in the last couple of weeks:

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    I work in finance, which tends to be a fairly conservative profession, and nary an eyebrow was raised..
     


  8. gnatty8

    gnatty8 Senior member

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    ^^ lol at vox with the dozen lifestyle pictures to show one tie.. [​IMG]
     


  9. The Contrarian

    The Contrarian Well-Known Member

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    Wore these to work in the last couple of weeks:

    I work in finance, which tends to be a fairly conservative profession, and nary an eyebrow was raised..


    Only cuz they were mesmerized by your pants [​IMG]
     


  10. gnatty8

    gnatty8 Senior member

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    Only cuz they were mesmerized by your pants [​IMG]
    lol, you might have a point there.. Clash of the tartanz..
     


  11. M. Charles

    M. Charles Senior member

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


    C'mon, Bill. If you're going to wear tartans in the summer, it should be madras. [​IMG] Ben Silver actually advertised those ties as looking like madras but in silk. I don't see the point; get the real deal.
     


  12. itsstillmatt

    itsstillmatt The Liberator Dubiously Honored

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    This one looks pretty good to me, pattern isnt really typical tartan though

    Very handsome.
     


  13. binge

    binge Senior member

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    Very handsome.

    Not bad on the golf course...
     


  14. yfyf

    yfyf Affiliate vendor Affiliate Vendor

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    Gnatty, is your first red one a Polo one?

    I have yet to find a situation to wear mine. I looked at the Drake's ones as well but couldn't wrap my head around them.
     


  15. Sterling Gillette

    Sterling Gillette Senior member

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

    Looks like mine in another colourway. You pull it off nicely, but still, I can't see myself doing this more than once per season. Luckily, said tie was a gift.
     


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