All About Ties at Club Colours

At Club Colours, we offer sports teams a range of custom apparel in order for you to form a team spirit amongst your club members. As part of our range, we offer custom club ties, used by sports clubs for more formal occasions. As one of the leading specialists in designing and supplying club ties and society ties of the highest quality, read on to find out more about ties and the bespoke options we can offer for our club ties.


Ties as Part of Your Club Clothing


Organisations that use uniform and club clothing do so in order to symbolise their unity.  This concept goes back centuries, with particular colours and logos representing what the club stands for and where it belongs.  For this reason, gaining a group tie is often sign of development and progress of any club or team, tying together the teammates metaphorically.


The History of Ties


Historically speaking, the first known examples of neckwear was in 17th century France, where the nobility imitated neckerchiefs sported by Croatian mercenaries who came to Paris to fight for the King. The tradition was to wear a small, knotted neckerchief, involving into what we now know as the cravat. It was between 1910-1920 that we began to see ties evolve to the ones we commonly see and use as ties for clubwear.


Ties as a Sign of Membership


It was during the late 19th century that coloured and patterned neckties were used in England to denote the membership of a club, military regiment, school or professional association. For example, as early as 1880, the oarsmen of Exeter College at Oxford University tied the bands from their straw hats around their necks. The most common way to show club membership in the UK, as well as throughout the rest of Europe, is made up of diagonal stripes of alternating colours running down the tie from the left-hand side, appearing parallel or perpendicular to the selvage.


Ties Today


Since their inception, matching neckties have become a way to identify members of clubs, teams and organizations of all kinds, featuring in the uniforms of sports teams, educational establishments, corporate companies, and military and civil institutions. Whilst there have been many different designs over the centuries in terms of the width, pattern, fabric, and style of knot, with ties, they remain a fixture in men’s accessories, as well as some women’s, when it comes to formalwear, as well as coming in and out of fashion as casualwear.


Ties at Club Colours


Here at Club Colours, we have been producing sports club ties since 1879, and offer the facilities to produce custom club ties of all designs for any purpose.  Specialising in bespoke ties, you can order club ties in a range of colours online, customising particular colour combinations, as well as adding a club motif, which can be woven into your choice of tie.


Contact Us


To find out more about our range of bespoke club ties, get in touch today by completing our online contact form, or by emailing us at Based in Ipswich in the UK, you can also talk to a member of our team directly about personalised club ties by calling us on +44 1473 231378. We will be pleased to assist you with any queries you may have for us.