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Regimental Ties

The first time I went for a job interview in New York, I was sitting there

thinking: “These Americans sure do seem like nice people. But why is this

bloke wearing a Brigade of Guards tie?” Practically all conceivable

patterns of what in America are called “rep ties” have some tribal

significance in the U.K. They belong to a club, or a college, or a

regiment. Here is a store that covers the full range. They even have the

tie for my Dad’s old regiment, the King’s Shropshire Light Infantry. Thanks to reader Boris Evseev of Moscow (that’s Moscow, Russia–we span the

world here at NRO) for tracking this down for me.

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