Wear a Tie with a Suit

Discussion in 'The Barracks' started by CL1, May 20, 2021.

  1. Blutto

    Blutto Plane Mad

    Grandfather, Great Grandfather and G-Great Grandfather. I expect they were buried in their ties.

    circa 1920.jpg
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  2. CL1

    CL1 116th LAA and 92nd (Loyals) LAA,Royal Artillery Patron

    I am not sure ( screeched out in a high pitch whine for obvious reasons)
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  3. Red Goblin

    Red Goblin Senior Member

    Talking of knees - my family favourite either before/after they lost their eldest in 1918 - shows how hard some old habits die whilst reminding me of Mr Pastry.
    191x - plumber's Margate holiday.jpg
    But I've only just now noticed how my off-duty artisan relative's tie erred towards his wife below his oddly-posh wing collar. So,,, conscious 'holiday rebellion' or not !?
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  4. Dave55

    Dave55 Atlanta, USA

  5. Wobbler

    Wobbler Patron Patron

    Thanks. Clive dropped it whilst escaping.
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  6. redtop

    redtop Well-Known Member

    I will never forget being ridiculed in front of my class at school .
    My parents could not afford School uniform and I was wearing My uncles cutdown (Mum was a dressmaker )
    pinstripe double breasted demob suit.
    ,But I was wearing School Tie.
    who ridiculed me? My teacher Noel Edmonds Father.
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  7. Red Goblin

    Red Goblin Senior Member

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  8. Charley Fortnum

    Charley Fortnum Dreaming of Red Eagles

    My Search-Fu is weak, although I'm sure that this has been asked and answered somewhere on the board:

    What year did British non-officers begin wearing ties with their uniforms?
  9. Charley Fortnum

    Charley Fortnum Dreaming of Red Eagles

    And back to the non-researchy material,

    I have a 4th Indian Division tie that I bought as new on eBay a few years back.

    I never served with this formation--or any formation--so would it be considered a faux pas to wear it by way of tribute?

    My old university tie gets the most airing, but I have two lovely ones from Cordings:

    Men's Country Ties | Shooting & Silk Ties | Cordings

    And now I look again, I'm tempted by another!
  10. BrianHall1963

    BrianHall1963 Well-Known Member

    Hi Clive I’ve got some pictures and video from Ranville CWWG cemetery if I put it here could set it on it’s own I’m rubbish at that regards Brian
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  11. BrianHall1963

    BrianHall1963 Well-Known Member

    Sorry done it thanks anyway
  12. Red Goblin

    Red Goblin Senior Member

    1. Use a decent search engine - not this forum's sad excuse for one - my choice DDG to avoid being tracked by almighty Gurgle but both let you alternatively apply a 'site:ww2talk,com' filter
    2. Learn its search term syntax - a good lay guide being the free one I've attached which is fortunately aimed at the often-tricky needs of family historians but sadly no longer seems to be directly downloadable from the author's website
    3. The hardest part is then, of course, to guess which keyword was most likely to have been adopted by the thread you hope to find
    "ORs" "ties" site ww2talk.com at DuckDuckGo, for quick example, initially flags up Unidentified British Formation Patch | WW2Talk discussing this very point - not that anyone could reasonably be expected to deduce that from its main topical title.

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  13. Wobbler

    Wobbler Patron Patron

    An interesting thread here on this very subject, funnily enough:

    Regimental ties

    As you can see, varied opinions but the great man himself, Ron Goldstein, seemed to have no problem with it provided you weren’t trying to deceive anyone.

    Not a tie I know, but I do sometimes wear a RA sweetheart brooch (my current avatar) on my lapel to honour my great grandad, grandad and uncle, who all served with the RA in both world wars.

    I never served myself and so if anyone ever asks me about the brooch, I would tell them exactly the reason I wear it - respect for them and their service. I guess the problem, and Ron’s point, would be if I started telling them I had been a Gunner myself.
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  14. Tolbooth

    Tolbooth Well-Known Member

    I have a Lothians and Border badge I wear in my label for much the same reason - although I suspect I may be mistaken for a farmer..
    National Farmers Union badge

    Lothians badge
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  15. JDKR

    JDKR Member

    If you wear a regimental tie/beret and capbadge/medals etc and are attempting to deceive, you have moved decisively into waltdom.
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  16. JDKR

    JDKR Member

    A classic walt. 4CBA1B88-0763-49DF-AC74-8046C314D97B.jpeg
  17. JimHerriot

    JimHerriot Ready for Anything

    That's what a "Medal-a-month" subscription will do in the wrong hands.

    Kind regards, always,

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  18. von Poop

    von Poop Adaministrator Admin

    Search is indeed still fucked.
    Restarting the excellent elastic search should take a few minutes, but for some reason hasn't been done. (I have no power over the server settings.)

    As for the rest of your post, I've given up on site-search terms.
    Just whacking 'WW2talk' alongside whatever you're hunting, in whatever engine you choose, is now usually enough.
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  19. CL1

    CL1 116th LAA and 92nd (Loyals) LAA,Royal Artillery Patron

    Yes vP and you know where that takes us

    WW2talk all over the internet and comes up with everything you need
  20. CL1

    CL1 116th LAA and 92nd (Loyals) LAA,Royal Artillery Patron

    Point of note re the tie lenght

    Does it sit
    Above the waistline
    On the waist line
    Below the waistline

    It does depend on shape of said wearer
    suggest it sits just on waistline
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