Ties and Stripes

by sunil on October 2, 2015

Ties and Stripes

 

European striped tie  

American rep tie
 Sometime this past week I learnt American ties are striped pointing towards right shoulder and European ties are designed with stripes pointing towards left shoulder. 
This had its origins in the military – ? British / Europeans carried their rifle on their left shoulder and hence a rep tie was believed to go well with the left pointing stripes while Americans carried their rifles over their right shoulder.
This distinction seems to be changing in very recent years but by and large, it remains representative.

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