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.

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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.

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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

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