151025-010ProductKnitted Wool Tie
history Regimental stripes
The emergence of regimental and club colours coincides both with the
expansion of school sports in Britain during the latter half of the 19th
century and with men’s clothing becoming increasingly homogenous and
standardised. Wearing accessories in a specific set of colours became a
way of displaying membership and association with clubs, schools and
army regiments, and thus social status.
Regimental stripes are a textile pattern consisting of diagonal, coloured bands running in the direction from left to right. The patterning has been used for ties and ribbons since around World War I, with colour schemes derived from uniforms, flags and heraldry. On generically coloured ties, without relation to a school or organisation, the stripes are often reversed and run from right to left.