Sunday, 16 December 2007

The X-Factor Final Tie Watch

It's the night of the X Factor final and the ties are due to be out in abundance for the special occasion.

We'll be updating this blog as and when the ties come out.

So far...

Dermot O'Leary - Black & Grey striped skinny tie

Louis Walsh - Plain Silver skinny tie

Rhydian Roberts - Plain white regular width tie

Same Difference's Sean Smith - White and Cream sparkly striped regular width tie

Rhydian Roberts - Plain black regular width tie

Same Difference's Sean Smith - Plain black skinny tie

Leon Jackson - Navy blue tie with grey detailing

Click on the links to see ties similar to the stars of tonight's show.

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Sunday, 9 December 2007

Lewis Hamilton to tie up BBC Sports Personality of the Year?

The star studded Sports Personality of the Year event is currently taking place at the Birmingham NEC. All gentlemen present pay their respect to the awards ceremony by wearing ties. Yet another example of the power of the necktie!

Formula 1 driver Lewis Hamilton is clear favourite to win the award this year, having finished second in his debut season in the sport. Other contenders include boxers, Ricky Hatton and Joe Calzaghe.

Gary Lineker presents, sporting black striped tie.

A tie similar to Linker's is pictured, available from

Thursday, 6 December 2007

Simon Pegg - The real winner at British Comedy Awards?

Controversy has surrounded this year's British Comedy Awards. The ceremony, hosted by Jonathan Ross, went ahead despite ITV pulling its plans to broadcast the awards live, and preventing other channels from airing the ceremony by paying a £700,000 blocking fee.

ITV “suspended” the broadcast after an investigation began when it emerged that viewers in the 2005 show were phoning in votes for the People’s Choice Award after Ant and Dec’s Saturday Night Takeaway had already won.

Host Ross even quipped, "We don't know for sure if this will ever go out or not so if you win an award this year, like most of the telephone votes it doesn't really count and you will still be charged."

The one definite winner was Simon Pegg, who attended the bash wearing a classic silk tie. The Hot Fuzz actor did scoop an award on the night, taking home the coveted, Writers Guild Ronnie Barker Award.

Ties like Pegg's available from:

Wednesday, 5 December 2007

Skinny tie and all

The humble necktie is finding renewed purpose outside of business hours.

Francois Marchand of the Edmonton Journal writes...

The Rat Pack knew what it was all about.

Sinatra, Martin, Sammy Davis Jr. - Vegas' classic days hip set - let it hang down long and skinny.

We're talking about ties, of course, and back in the day, you would have been hard-pressed to find anybody else who wore the skinny tie in such a cool, era-defining way.

Wearing a tie has always been a symbol of style...

Full story here

Skinny ties available from

Friday, 30 November 2007

Mourinho gaining fan support

Our current poll is gaining quite a bit of interest with the early front runner being ex-Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho. It seems that to our voters, the special one's style is unquestionable.

It also appears that a sizeable chunk of England football followers are backing Mourinho for his footballing credentials too. The website has been set up in the hope of getting 100,000 names on a petition to present to the FA in a bid to show their support of Jose.

We will keep our eye out for . Until then, keep voting for the boss you think deserves the tie!

Wednesday, 28 November 2007

Who will look best sporting the navy blue tie that goes with the esteemed England manager's job?

Wakefield, UK (November 28, 2007) -

The hunt for a new England manager is well and truly on, and whilst everyone has an opinion on who should get the nod, specialist tie retailer wants your vote on who would most look the part.

The national football boss traditionally wears a navy blue tie when on duty and with the modern coach's appearance on the touchline coming under as much scrutiny as their tactical nouse, then perhaps the man deemed to have the most style should get the post.'s Andrew Bragg said: "It is argued by many nowadays that a manager's sheer charisma and presence on the touchline plays a large part in a team's success. Their clothing choice plays a big part in this.

We expect the ever-stylish Jose Mourinho to be a front runner in our poll, but it will be interesting to see who football fans think will look most at home in that famous navy blue tie."

The candidates named are:
  • Jose Mourinho
  • Fabio Capello
  • Harry Redknapp
  • Martin O'Neill
  • Alan Shearer
  • Jeff Stelling

Cast your vote at:

McLeish loses the honour of the tie

It was surprising today to learn Alex McLeish had resigned from his post as Scotland international football manager, seemingly to join Birmingham City. Not because he has chosen to leave his home nation's top footballing post to take part in a Premier League relegation dogfight.

No, the reason we were shocked to see McLeish quit the international scene was that he will now no longer be able to wear his rather fetching Scotland tie (as seen in the picture). How he can leave this tie behind is anyone's guess.

Former Leeds United and Liverpool midfielder Gary McAllister is favourite to be the next wearer of the magnificent tie. A tie similar is available here. - For every time you need a tie.

Sunday, 25 November 2007

What sort of ties do pigs wear?

Pig stys.

Ties for all tastes available from:

Prices range from £5.99 to £40.00.

Necktie Paradox

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

The necktie paradox is a puzzle or paradox within the subjectivistic interpretation of probability theory. It is a variation of the two envelope paradox.

Two men are each given a necktie by their wives as a Christmas present. Over drinks they start arguing over who has the more expensive necktie. They agree to have a wager over it. They will consult their wives and find out which necktie is the more expensive. The terms of the bet are that the man with the more expensive necktie has to give it to the other as a consolation prize.

The first man considers this: The probability of me winning or losing is 50:50. If I lose, then I lose the value of my necktie. If I win, then I win more than the value of my necktie. In other words, I can bet x and have a 50% chance of winning more than x. Therefore it is definitely in my interest to make the wager. The second man can consider the wager in exactly the same way; therefore, paradoxically, it is in both men's interest to wager their neckties.

Moral of the story? Buy the best quality tie for the cheapest price you can... we know a place!

Friday, 23 November 2007

McClaren loses tie after England dismissal

Steve McClaren yesterday, as expected, lost his job as England football manager. It is not our place to go into the rights and wrongs of this decision. One thing we did notice though (as we only we would) is the lack of a tie around McClaren's neck as he addressed the press following his dismissal.

What we find interesting about this is that throughout his tenure as England boss, McClaren always found it appropriate to wear a tie when addressing the media, watching games or attending functions. As soon as he is out of the esteemed post, he dons an open-neck shirt.

Concrete evidence, if ever you needed it, that the necktie is a symbol of power and prestige. McClaren may want to have an instant rethink and we would remind him of the old adage to 'dress for the job you want, not the job you have.'

A slide show featuring some of Steve McClaren's ties worn during his time as England manager can be seen here

Wide range of ties available from:

Wednesday, 21 November 2007

Beckham to help England tie game?

David Beckham is about to come on as substitute for England as they trail 2-0 to Croatia in the crucial Euro 2008 qualifier.

Let's hope Beckham can help tie (That's American for draw) the game up, so England get to Euro 2008.

If they qualify why not celebrate by buying an England tie... currently £7.49 in our half price sale.

Sunday, 18 November 2007

Want to look like American Gangster star Denzel Washington?

Well, OK we can't help out too much, but if you want to look like Washington in his portrayal of Frank Lucas in blockbuster movie American Gangster, we recommend wearing a tie for a start-off.

We reckon Lucas would have worn designer brands and dark colours, so what about this one from Gieves & Hawkes

As for the film, you can read a review of it here

Friday, 16 November 2007

Terry Wogan Chooses Conservative Tie for Children In Need

Veteran anchorman Terry Wogan was always going to wear a tie to present Children in Need. A man of his experience and class would do nothing else.

However, we did wonder if he would opt for something a bit more outrageous for the show than the conservative navy blue offering he has served up. It is a smart tie to be fair, but perhaps something like this would have been a bit more eye-catching.

You can donate to Children in Need here

Northern Rock chief resigns

Northern Rock chief executive Adam Applegarth today resigned from the troubled bank.

Many investors in Northern Rock shares are sitting on huge losses as a result of the company's troubles.

This picture shows that despite Applegarth's reputation taking a battering he has still managed to keep up a smart image with this fetching tie and combination.

For anyone wanting to replicate this look, we can recommend this tie by Charles Hill in our new designer range.

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Tuesday, 13 November 2007

Don't like skinny ties? Blame Lee Bowyer!

The day ties went size zero

From the catwalk to the red carpet to Wall Street, ties are getting ever narrower. Kipper-lover Simon Mills does not approve...

"Some would blame Hedi Slimane for the return of skinny ties. Me, I blame Lee Bowyer."

Full article by Guardian columnist Simon Mills can be read here

What is your opinion? Are skinny ties cool? Or do you prefer the sophistication of the regular business width ties? Let us know in the comments box!

Monday, 12 November 2007

City teachers to sport stylish clothes in Esquire spread

Who says teaching isn't glamorous?

Eight city public schoolteachers sporting designer duds grace a photo spread in Esquire magazine's upcoming "Best & Brightest" issue.

The young men were selected for the eight-page feature after Esquire asked every principal in the city to nominate a rising star from their school.

The distinction came as a shock to the teachers, who generally aren't outfitted Ralph Lauren ties.

Full story on have recently launched their designer ties section. The sophisticated ties are priced at £40. Brands include Gieves & Hawkes, Ralph Lauren and Charles Hill.

Full range of striped, plain and patterned ties available from:

Saturday, 10 November 2007

Louis' and Sean's Ties are Same Difference on X-Factor

Same Difference may not be a favourite of Louis Walsh on X-Factor, but one thing they do agree on is the wearing of a smart black tie.

On tonight's show Walsh, 55 wore a regular width black silk tie with black shirt, whilst Sean Smith, 21 of brother/sister act, Same Difference wore a skinny black tie as part of his fashionable look. The duo performed their version of Scissor Sisters' hit 'I Don't Feel Like Dancin''

Host Dermot O' Leary completed the tie-wearing on tonight's show with a slim tie of his own.

Ties similar to those worn on the show can be seen here:

Louis Walsh Tie
Sean Smith Tie
Dermot O'Leary Tie

And Roy Keane...

didn't wear his tie today. Tut-tut.

Sunderland and Newcastle United shared the spoils in Premier League early afternoon clash.

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Jeff Stelling Wears Red Tie For FA Cup Weekend

Gilette Soccer Saturday anchorman Jeff Stelling chose to wear a plain red silk tie to host the show today.

Only one Premier League encounter kicked off at 3pm, but it is FA Cup 1st Round day and Stelling opted for seasonal red as his tie colour for the occasion.

Plain red ties are always a popular Christmas gift as gift buyers want to give a present in the festive spirit, without opting for a novelty tie.

A plain red silk tie similar to Stelling's is available from Ties Planet

A wide selection of ties are available from:

Wayne Rooney To Miss Croatia Tie

Manchester United and England striker Wayne Rooney is set to miss four weeks of action thanks to an ankle injury sustained in training on Friday. Bad news all round. Well maybe not quite so bad for Blackburn Rovers and Croatia, who now don't have to face the Liverpool-born youngster in their respective upcoming clashes.

Anyway, enough of the boring stuff. The question is whether Wayne will turn up for the Manchester United and Blackburn Rovers Premier League contest on Sunday. And if so, will he wear his tie whilst watching from the stands. One thing's for sure, his manager will be. Alex Ferguson, the Premier League's most successful and long-serving manager wears a tie whenever his side are in action.

Go on Wayne, be a good lad and follow your mentor's lead.

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Tuesday, 30 October 2007

Duncan Bannatyne Smartens Up For Dragons' Den

The latest series of Dragons' Den is now in full swing on BBC Two. In fairness, not much as changed. James Caan has joined the team of potential investors, but the one major difference we have seen (and for the better we hasten to add) is the addition of a garment around the neck of Duncan Bannatyne.

Bannatyne, who in previous series' has sported an open neck shirt, has been wearing a tie for the fifth season. A clip can be seen here:

Doesn't he look a smart dragon?

Full marks to Peter Jones too, who has worn a silk tie every episode of Dragons' Den he has appeared in.

Ties available from:

Saturday, 20 October 2007

Show Your England Rugby World Cup Final Pride With A St George's Cross Tie

Let's face it. The England rugby squad have surprised us all with how well they have done in France at this year's World Cup. So, whether they win or lose tonight in the final versus South Africa, why not show your pride by wearing an England flag tie.

These ties are handmade from silk featuring the England flag and are currently half price at just £7.49 at

Good luck to Jonny Wilkinson and the boys tonight. If you win, we can all wear our ties with extra pride!

Friday, 5 October 2007

British Prime Minister Gordon Brown talks to British troops at their base in the southern Iraqi city of Basra (Wearing Tie!)

British Prime Minister Gordon Brown talks to British troops at their base in the southern Iraqi city of Basra, 550 kilometers (340 miles) southeast of Baghdad, October 2, 2007. Brown kept election speculation alive on Friday by scheduling two major announcements for early next week, though opinion polls showed his party's commanding poll lead evaporating.

Brown chose to wear a navy blue tie for this meeting with the troops. A similar tie is available here.

Full range of ties available at

Friday, 21 September 2007

Has Ricky Hatton Been Reading This Blog?

Doubtful we will admit. But take a look at Ricky's outfit today...

Much smarter, we are sure you will agree.

Hatton was in Manchester, again promoting his fight with Floyd 'Pretty Boy' Mayweather.

Thursday, 20 September 2007

Ricky Hatton or David Beckham?

OK, I think we all know which one would win in a fight, but who looks the smartest here?

There won't be a poll on this one.

The British sporting icons were meeting at the Los Angeles Galaxy vs. Houston Dynamo game on Sunday, September 16, 2007 at the Home Depot Center in Carson, California. Hatton is in town promoting his upcoming superfight against Floyd Mayweather.

*Photo courtesy of Golden Boy Promotions Inc.

Thursday, 13 September 2007

Steve McClaren - Forgiven

We gave Steve McClaren's choice of tie a bit of slating here, but it has to be said during the last two England international football matches, the boss has worn smart navy blue silk ties.

A tie similar to the one McClaren wore for the Israel and Russia Euro 2008 qualifying games at Wembley is shown in the image and is available here:

England 3 Israel 0...
England 3 Russia 0...

See a smart tie pays dividends.

OK, this one isn't solely about ties, but we like it anyway...

"Clothes make the man. Naked people have little or no influence on society."
~Mark Twain

Half price sale still on at

Friday, 7 September 2007

How To Tie A Tie - 35 Related Webpages

1. - Step-by-step guide (with diagrams) to tying a Windsor Knot

2. - Step-by-step guide (with diagrams) to tying a Half-Windsor Knot

3. - Step-by-step guide (with diagrams) to tying a Four in Hand Knot

4. - Step-by-step guide (with diagrams) to tying a Pratt Knot

5. - Simple step-by-step guides on how-to-tie-a-tie as well as bow ties.

6. - These step-by-step guides feature the new Shelby Knot

7. - Easy instuctions on tying a Four-In-Hand Knot in your tie

8. - Plenty of tie knot information for our Portuguese-speaking readers.

9. - A tie you might be able to make in an emergency!

10. - Cambridge physicists Thomas Fink and Yong Mao demonstrate their research on the Theory of Tie Knots

11. - You've got the knot, what about the dimple?

12. - Video advice on how to tie a Full Windsor Knot

13. - Video instructions on how to tie a half Windsor Knot

14. - Simple knot video and text instructions

19. - St Andrew tie knot

20. - Plattsburgh tie knot

22. - Grantchester tie knot

25. - The Cross Knot - recommended for Thin ties.
26. - The Small Knot - very easy to tie.

27. - The Double-Simple Knot - Quick, easy to tie and similar to the Four-In-Hand

28. - Page of how-to-tie-a-tie diagrams including the more unusual Atlantic, Italian and Turkish tie knots

29. - Page of how-to-tie-a-tie diagrams of more modern tie knots including Persian and Oasis.

30. - Which knot is right for your body shape?

31. - Great photographic explanation of the Prince Albert Knot.

32. - Perfect tie every time with the 'Egyptian magician knot'

34. - Remember to untie your tie properly also!

35. - Page on the great tie website that is!

Remember, you'll need ties to perform these knots on... why not try!

Monday, 3 September 2007

Big Brother Winner Sports Tie On Exit

Big Brother 8 contestant Brian Belo chose to wear a smart white tie on the night he was crowned this year's winner.

Belo combined the tie with a matching white shirt as he netted himself £100,000, beating favourites Sam and Amanda Marchant into second place.

This video shows the cool white tie/shirt combo in action.

You can get a plain white tie much like Brian's at What is more, they are just £3.99 in the current half price sale.

Picture courtesy of

England Rugby Union World Cup Chances Compromised?

England's rugby union squad jetted off to France today for the 2007 World Cup. And on the day former captain Lawrence Dallaglio hinted at a drop in standards by the English RFU since the last tournament, the defending champions posed for photos at Heathrow Airport without a certain something they had last time.

The World Cup Trophy? Well, they couldn't have won that yet to be fair.

A great coach or captain? That is open to debate.

Ties? You are correct. The national rugby union team, representing our great nation appeared wearing open neck shirts. The great winners of the last World Cup can be seen here wearing their smart ties whilst on the victory parade around London... England 2003 World Cup Winners Celebrate Wearing Ties

Can the non-tie wearing squad of 2007 live up to Sir Clive Woodward's 2003 champions? We will see.

Quality silk ties available from

Friday, 24 August 2007

Premier Tie League Update

Sorry to have left you all in suspense since last weekend's Premier League matches, but here are the results of Saturday and Sunday's games.

Chris Hutchings (Tie) 3 - 0 Roy Keane (Tie)

Martin Jol (No tie) 4 - 0 Billy Davies (Tie)

Steve Coppell (Tie) 1 - 0 David Moyes (No tie)

Harry Redknapp (Tie) 3 - 1 Sammy Lee (Tie)

Sam Allardyce (Tie) 0 - 0 Martin O' Neill (No Tie)

Lawrie Sanchez (Tie) 1-2 Gareth Southgate (Tie)

Steve Bruce (No tie) 0-1 Alan Curbishley (No tie)

Sven Goran Eriksson (Tie) 1 - 0 Alex Ferguson (Tie)

Rafa Benitez (Tie) 1 - 1 Jose Mourinho (Tie)

Mark Hughes (Tie) 1 - 1 Arsene Wenger (Tie)

An even weekend in matches between tie-wearing bosses versus non-tie wearing managers. Steve Coppell earned a good victory for the ties with a terrific 1-0 victory over early-season form team Everton.

We highlighted Sven Goran Eriksson's nice blue tie earlier in the season. We like it a lot and it appears to be bringing the Swede a great deal of luck as his Manchester City outfit stand top of the Premier League after 3 weeks.

Another interesting weekend of fixtures await us. Will any tracksuit managers change their look? We shall see tie lovers, we shall see.

Ties available from:

Philip Norman of the Daily Mail has his say on Ties

Daily Mail writer Philip Norman added his view on the current tie debate on July 8th.

Full article here: Get knotted! Why men must ignore Paxman and stick with ties

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Sunday, 19 August 2007

Try a tie for £3.99

We have given you the perfect chance to try one of our ties this week at Until Sunday 26th August, selected ties start from just £3.99 in our half price sale.

So, tell your bad tie wearing colleagues in the office this week, that there is just no excuse any more.

We challenge anyone to find ties of this quality for £3.99 anywhere else. In fact, we feel you'd be very hard pushed to find better value ties when they are at their normal price of £7.99.

High quality silk ties, polyester ties and novelty ties are available in our sale.

Thursday, 16 August 2007

Interesting Tie Quote

"What do ties matter, Jeeves, at a time like this? Do you realize that Mr. Little's domestic happiness is hanging in the scale?"

"There is no time, sir, at which ties do not matter"

-- PG Wodehouse, Jeeves and the Impending Doom

If you agree about the importance of ties, then they are available from:

Even Stevens In Midweek Premier League Tie Battles

Only one Premier League match saw a tie wearing manager taking on a tracksuit-sporting boss, midweek. A last minute Stern John strike for Sunderland meant necktie sporting Roy Keane's Sunderland took a point from St. Andrews, where Birmingham boss Steve Bruce didn't even don a tie for his post-match interview. Very disappointing Steve.

The full midweek results were:

Martin Jol (No tie) 1 - 3 David Moyes (No tie)

Steve Bruce (No tie) 2 - 2 Roy Keane (Tie)

Lawrie Sanchez (Tie) 2 - 1 Sammy Lee (Tie)

Sven Goran Eriksson (Tie) 1 - 0 Billy Davies (Tie)

Harry Redknapp (Tie) 1 - 1 Alex Ferguson (Tie)

Steve Coppell (Tie) 1 - 2 Jose Mourinho (Tie)

Chris Hutchings (Tie) 1 - 0 Gareth Southgate (Tie)

11 from 14 bosses chose to wear ties during play midweek. Also, we take a minor victory in David Moyes' Everton winning at Spurs as he did put on a tie for his after-match TV interviews. Now get that tie on during the game, Dave!

Ties available from:

Wednesday, 15 August 2007

Premier League Managers Tie Up Victories

The Barclays Premier League football season 2007/2008 kicked off this weekend with the usual first day flurry of goals and excitement.

The top flight's managers had smartened up for day one with 15 out of the 20 bosses wearing ties as they bellowed their instructions from the touchline. (75% of the population can't be wrong). Steve Bruce, Alan Curbishley, Martin O'Neill, David Moyes and Martin Jol, you are named and shamed as not wearing ties. *Hiss* *Boo*

Well, we are sure you all know the match results by now, but what about the outcome of the ties vs tracksuits? Here they are in full:

Martin O'Neill (No tie) 1 - 2 Rafa Benitez (Tie)

Sammy Lee (Tie) 1 - 3 Sam Allardyce (Tie)

Billy Davies (Tie) 2 - 2 Harry Redknapp (Tie)

David Moyes (No tie) 2 - 1 Chris Hutchings (Tie)

Gareth Southgate (Tie) 1 - 2 Mark Hughes (Tie)

Roy Keane (Tie) 1 - 0 Martin Jol (No Tie)

Alan Curbishley (No Tie) 0 - 2 Sven Goran Eriksson (Tie)

Arsene Wenger (Tie) 2 - 1 Lawrie Sanchez (Tie)

Jose Mourinho (Tie) 3 - 2 Steve Bruce (No Tie)

Alex Ferguson (Tie) 0 - 0 Steve Coppell (Tie)

Only one victory for a tracksuit manager, with four victories for tie wearers over their scruffier counterparts. Fine victories for Roy Keane's Sunderland and Sven Goran Eriksson's Manchester City. (Proof we feel that tie wearers are winners.)

Ice cool swede Sven wore the pick of the ties this weekend with a simple plain blue tie similar to the one pictured below.

Pictured silk tie is available from

Friday, 27 July 2007

Oscar Wilde's View On Ties

Just what you have all been eagerly awaiting... a quote about neckties.

"A well tied tie is the first serious step in life" - Oscar Wilde

More quotes to follow, as and when we find them! If you find any, then send them our way at

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Monday, 23 July 2007

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For your chance to win, just enter the promotional code 'SUPERLEAGUE' during checkout with any order up to and including 26th August 2007.

Thursday, 21 June 2007

Royal Ascot - Men's Ties Steal The Show On Ladies' Day

It may have been Ladies' Day at the Royal Ascot today, but of greater note to us was the fantastic array of ties on show from the gentlemen.

June 22nd saw the third day of the event at Ascot Racecourse. The Royal Ascot has been one of the highlights of the racing and social calendar since 1711, and the royal patronage continues today with a Royal Procession taking place in front of the grandstands daily.

Male racehorse owners, trainers, racegoers and royalty alike shared both their passion for racing and the elegance of a well-tied necktie on Day 3 of this years meet. Classic plain ivory, gold and silver ties were prominent as always. Extravagant patterns were also on show though, including on Dubai ruler, Sheikh Mohammed who sported a particularly elaborate design as he watched his horse, Silkwood take the Ribblesdale Stakes.

One man we do recommend takes a look at is England football boss, Steve McClaren, who opted to wear a rather dated navy blue striped tie for his day at the races.

Silk ties are available from, including the handmade woven silk horse racing novelty tie (pictured) priced at £14.99.

Tuesday, 5 June 2007

Ministers Call For National 'Britain Day'

By Sky News SkyNews - Tuesday, June 5 08:04 am

A national 'Britain Day' could be introduced in a bid to reinforce citizenship and prevent communities becoming more divided, if senior ministers get their way.


Union Jack Ties are available from

Thursday, 8 March 2007

Borat Is A Tie Wearer

Jagshemash! The comedy film of the century, Borat: Cultural Learnings of America For Make Benefit Glorious Nation of Kazakhstan, is out this week on DVD.

What's more is that the hilarious star of the film, Borat, wears a tie throughout his madcap adventures across America.

An image of Borat wearing his tie can be seen here:

Thankfully, we don't stock any ties as bad as Borat's, but our selection can be viewed at:

The Black Ties Are Out For Oscar Night

Black tie events will never go out of fashion and they don't come much bigger than Oscar Night. The 79th Annual Academy Awards took place on 25th February.

Here is a selection of mega stars in their black ties...

Black woven silk ties (as shown in the image) are available from:

Thursday, 15 February 2007

Brit Awards 2007

It was The Brit Awards 2007 last night and predictably many pop stars chose to don neat ties for the event. Take That and The Scissor Sisters both had tie wearers amongst their numbers.

To read about the night and see pictures look here:

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Wednesday, 14 February 2007

Seen Wearing Ties Today...

John Thaw - Actor - Kavanagh QC (ITV1)

Noel Edmonds - TV Host and friend of Mr Blobby - Deal Or No Deal (Channel 4)

Gary Lineker - Former Everton Striker - Walkers Crisps/Comic Relief Advert (ITV1)

Stephen Fry - QI Host - Walkers Crisps/Comic Relief Advert (ITV1)

Norris Cole - Rita's Kabin Worker - Coronation Street (ITV1)

Gary Lineker - Former Tottenham Hotspur striker - Match Of The Day (BBC1)

Alan Hansen - Former Liverpool defender - Match Of The Day (BBC1)

Alan Shearer - Former Newcastle United striker - Match Of The Day (BBC1)

Sam Allardyce - Bolton Manager - Bolton Wanderers vs Arsenal (BBC1)

Arsene Wenger - Arsenal Manager - Bolton Wanderers vs Arsenal (BBC1)

And remember... ties are available from

Tuesday, 13 February 2007

Seen In Ties Today...

Claudio Ranieri - New Parma and former Chelsea football manager (Sky Sports News)
David Jones - Sky Sports News Presenter (Sky Sports News)
Dean Conway - England Cricket Physio (Sky Sports News)
England Cricket World Cup Squad - including Andrew 'Freddie' Flintoff (Sky Sports News)
Percy Sugden - Coronation Street Special (ITV1)
Ken Barlow - Coronation Street Special (ITV1)
Texan Businessman - Chucklevision (BBC1)
Des O' Connor - Countdown (Channel 4)
Rick Wakeman - Countdown (Channel 4)
Carl Gallagher - Shameless (Channel 4)

Monday, 12 February 2007

Putin gets red carpet reception from US ally Saudi Arabia... Whilst Wearing A Tie

RIYADH (AFP) - Russian President Vladimir Putin will wrap up his first visit to Saudi Arabia, which has put the seal on the improving ties between Moscow and a key US ally in the Middle East.

The oil-rich Muslim kingdom, a staunch Cold War ally of Washington, has rolled out the red carpet for Putin, whose country's oil output is exceeded only by regional powerhouse Saudi Arabia.

In talks Sunday, King Abdullah described the Russian president, who is on a three-nation tour to boost energy and military ties, as "a stateman, a man of peace, a man of justice".
Putin described himself as a "loyal friend" of the Muslim kingdom and said the two countries could do much to bolster ties.

Full story and picture here:

Forest Whitaker Wears Tie At BAFTA Awards Ceremony

See the picture here:

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Daniel Craig Wears Tie At BAFTA Awards Ceremony

See the picture of the James Bond actor here:

or here:

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Friday, 9 February 2007

Seen Wearing Ties Today...

Homer Simpson - Hilarious Yellow Buffoon (The Simpsons - Channel 4)
Bart Simpson - American Icon (The Simpsons - Channel 4)
Harry Gration - Newsreader (Look North - BBC 1)
Paul Hudson - Weatherman (Look North - BBC 1)
Norris Cole - Weatherfield Busy-Body (Coronation Street ITV1)

The Boring First Post

Every blog needs it and we are no different. The boring first post telling you what it is all about.

Frankly, we don't know what is going to appear here in the coming days, months or years, but do keep reading as we are sure you will end up appreciating the need for good ties... available, of course, from