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