At Club Colours, we supply a range of different products when it comes to creating team uniforms. We understand how important these elements are, and how matching colour combinations bring together not only a sense of uniformity, but also a sense of identity and belonging. Today we will be focussing on our range of custom-made neckties, looking at their history, the role they play today and what we can offer at Club Colours.
Usually referred to simply as a tie, a necktie consists of one long piece of cloth, usually worn as a kind of accessory around the neck, where it fits under a shirt collar, knotted at the throat area. There are many variants of neckties, and they are typically worn as part of formal attire, particularly as part of a uniform.
The History of The Necktie
The origins of the tie that we know today stem from the cravat style of necktie, which is a looser style than sports club ties we tend to sell at Club Colours. They are thought to first be worn by Romans, but the modern version dates back to 1660s France, where Croatian mercenaries were enlisted, and seen to be wearing these garments, popularised them throughout the rest of Europe. What began as a fashion craze has stood the test of time, remaining a staple in everyone’s wardrobe to this day (especially worn by men, but also by some women).
The use of neckties today to indicate the wearer’s membership to a club dates back to the late 19th century, so is a fairly recent tradition. Colours and patterns are associated with the club, forming a part of its identity. The most common for such ties throughout UK and most of Europe are diagonal stripes of alternating colours running down from the wearer’s left. The ties are usually cut on the bias (diagonally), so the stripes on the source cloth are parallel or perpendicular to the selvage (the edge that prevents it from unravelling). The colours used may even hold particular symbolic significance for your club or team.
Club Colours Custom Ties
Here at Club Colours, we offer bespoke club ties and have been doing so since 1879. We are able to produce custom club ties for all designs, so you can order your ties directly from us online or contact us to produce a bespoke tie in your specified colours. We can also weave your club motif on your choice of tie for either of these options. We can provide our products and services to all those across the UK, as well as overseas.
For more information about our custom ties, get in touch today by completing our online contact form, or by emailing us at firstname.lastname@example.org. Located in Ipswich, you can also speak to a member of our team directly by calling us on +44 1473 231378 and we will be happy to help you with any questions you may have for us.