The British Regimental ties also referred to as the striped ties is one of the classics when it comes to men’s dressing. However, this very accessory is one, which gives quite an headache and a lot of Questions. common among these questions are:
• How do I wear a regimental tie correctly?
• What type of shirt should I wear with a regimental tie?.
•what category does it fall into? (business, casual, or…..) i.e when should/can I wear a regimental tie?.
Well, this and many more will be answered in this article. So take a minute, find your seat, let’s learn to style yourself.
Before we go into details, let’s take a little stroll down history lane, to know how this ties came to existence.
The Regimental tie has a deep woven British Heritage. The male dress accessory was born within the military environment, and was first majorly worn during the British Military Action era. It was a symbol to show pride, honour and unity by brigade members. After the military action was over and there was a time of peace, people continued to wear their regimental ties. It was this time that this accessory became established, as an elegant British tradition, around the world.
The British Striped Neck tie has it stripes running from the wearers left side down to his right. The look of the British striped necktie best combines with classic dress shirts. For instance,
An Oxford Plain Shirt (buttoned down collar), with a navy blue, or deep gray suit, or even a sport coat jacket. Add a pair of dress shoes to reach finesse.
(The sport coat jacket is if you’re try to look casual).
The British necktie with a stripped shirt might come across as off if not properly combine. This is because of it relatively large stripes.
Note: their are other types of Striped ties.
- The American Regimental Striped Ties.
- The University Striped Ties
- Repp Stripes
- Skinny Striped Ties
- Knitted Stripe Ties
The British Regimental Striped Tie is best worn for more formal occasions, including work, important presentations or an interview setting. However, it is not a go to when attending funerals. (a plain tie is better).
Next time you are preparing for a business meeting, or and formal event of any kind, you might just want to damper your look with the great accessory.
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