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