The regimental tie and striped tie enters the male wardrobe around the 20s’ of the last century. Its instant success is explained by the idea of simplicity and naturalness that suggests. The fabric for striped ties are cut on the bias at 45 degrees so that the lines are parallel to the lapels of his jacket buttoned.
The history of the regimental tie originated in military, like so many male leaders. In England, each regiment is distinguished by a particular tie on which the colors of the brigades, which constitute the regiment, are represented in the form of lines. It was born just as the regimental tie is called, with colored stripes arranged diagonally. The success story of this tie is linked to a historical event starring the Prince of Wales, the future Duke of Windsor, who in 1919 visited for the first time the United States. In this regard, in his memoirs “Windsor Revisited” wrote:
“As a senior official of Granadier Guards, where I had served during the war, I was right to bring their tie and I did it often. The fashion reporters were quick to notice and, less than a year by the armistice, this tie with broad blue and red lines was all the rage in America. “
From that trip came the fashion of regimental ties, then the ties to their lines of clubs (clubs tie), college or prestigious universities such as Cambridge or Oxford (old school tie).
For the British these ties can be worn only by members, or former members, of individual institutions, by finding misplaced use by those who do not belong to you. The regimental ties “Italian” have nothing to do with schools or military units, and are characterized by a variation in the intensity of the lines.
No regimental striped ties
There are striped ties that fall outside the general regimental: Lines said heraldic, i.e. horizontal or vertical lines that resemble those of their coats of arms. This type of tie fans appeared much later, in the ‘50s. There are rows and rows for different types of regimental ties. We learn together to distinguish the different types of regimental ties according to the rows.
Classic regimental tie:
In these ties rows have the width 1 cm.
Regimental tie British style:
They have a 0.5 cm line of two-tone amplitude, separated by rows to 0.1 cm colored alternately.
Tie mogador lines:
It presents a wide row interspersed by two narrower. They are similar to those of Moroccan Barracani.
Striped tie bandolier or titan:
The lines appear only once, diagonally, just below the knot.
Ties to tape lines:
The rows are placed on the surface of the tie with a regular sequence in one or more colors.
Regimental tie sports:
They have a regimental drawing with a colored line next to it a white line, always on the bottom navy.
Casual regimental ties:
Have a diagonal row on a solid background.
Striped tie shaped gallon:
Draw a barbed motif.
Ties shaded lines:
The colors of the lines have different shades of the same color.
When you wear a regimental tie:
The regimental tie, considered to be suitable for informal occasions, offering us instead a variety of potential uses. It may be suitable for business meetings, for the ceremonies, of course in this case we will choose more muted tones, can be worn in all colors for an elegant dinner and combinations of green / red / yellow for the weekend.
How to match a regimental tie
The pairing easier, and also the most classic, provides a sleeveless designs (but recalls in tone at least one of the colors of the tie) and a solid outfit together to get a harmonious outfit and lacking in contrast. In the case in which the gown is cast we will use a regimental tie with little accentuated pattern in terms of colors and sizes.
The regimental tie can also be worn with a striped shirt (never paired together for a striped dress), however, important to bear in mind a few rules. First of all is that the lines of the shirt and tie go in the opposite direction. If the tie has the thick lines will match a shirt with thin lines, and vice versa. Finally it must create harmony between the colors of the garments such as choosing complementary shades or that there is at least one color in common between tie and shirt or between suits and ties.
– Article & Photo : Andreea Antonio Raffaelli –