Wednesday, 30 April 2008

Candidates Aim To Tie Up London Mayor Role

Ken Livingstone, Boris Johnson and Brian Paddick were all in the last chance saloon today in their push for votes to be elected Mayor of London.

LONDON (Reuters) - Boris Johnson and Ken Livingstone traded personal attacks on Wednesday as they made a final push for votes on the last day of campaigning in the London mayoral race.

Full story can be read here...

in the meantime we are readying ourselves to see what ties the candidates wear on election day tomorrow. Perhaps, in what is said to be a 'neck-and-neck' battle between Johnson and Livingstone, it could come down to who wears the nicest tie on May 1st!

Tuesday, 29 April 2008

Fabregas Shows Style Off The Pitch Too

This year's PFA Players Player of the Year, Cristiano Ronaldo, was not present to receive his award at Sunday's star-studded ceremony at London's Grosvenor House Hotel, due to Champions League commitments. Fellow winner Cesc Fabregas was there though.

The Arsenal playmaker earned himself the PFA Young Player of the Year award for his performances throughout the 2007-08 Premier League campaign. The honour will have pleased Fabregas, no doubt, but what pleased us more was his decision to wear a tie rather than bow tie for the event.

The overwhelming majority of guests still choose to wear a bow tie for the black tie dinner, but young Spaniard Fabregas, showed he is a master of style off the field as well as on it by sporting a sharp black tie.

He went against the current trend of skinny ties and opted for a nice regular width tie.

A black silk tie like Fabregas' can be found here at

Monday, 7 April 2008

Did you know...

World Champion chess player Garry Kasparov always wore shirt and tie to play his matches?

Kasparov, who was champion from 1985 to 2000, had this to say:

"I think that it is important to play in suit and tie."

We have plenty of smart ties that might suit Kasparov, but unfortunately we don't stock a chess tie in our novelty ties section.

Perhaps he might like this tie, cufflinks and hanky set... he could just about have a game of chess on this one!