Regimental ties can solve the age-old menswear problem
Throughout history, it has been women who were forced into the corset. Yet when it comes to rules of fashion, it appears that it is men who should know to play around in a limited space. The margin of error is so restricted, that a small element, like regimental ties instead of normal ties, makes the difference. If you are able to discern the appealing challenge in scrupulous optimization at the margins, there is a chance you might succeed. For there is certainly improvement possible in a man’s attire – a classful man always has a special something extra. At Amidé Hadelin, where our careers are focused on this special something, we know exactly what it is: man’s style is composed of sheer quality. This quality is improved one detail at the time, so if you are ready to tweak at the margins with us, we will begin looking at one essential detail today: the regimental ties.
Regimental ties and their fascinating history
These ties occupy a very special place in menswear history, due to their specific English tradition. As the armchair etymologist might suspect, the regimental ties have to do with the army and the different regiments that find their place there. Originally, every English regiment possessed their own specific colours and colour combination. These were worked into their attire, and especially their ties. After a certain time, servicemen started wearing the ties not only on duty, but also in times of peace. As the experts of Arnhem Jim explain in their concise history, the use of regimental ties in leisure time took off when the future king Edward VIII visited the United States at the beginning of the 20th century. One element of his attire particularly enamored the American journalists and wear-watchers: his regimental ties. From this point onwards, a new classic was born in the world of menswear.
Regimental ties have a complex style
Of course, it is advised not to wear a tie of a regiment that you are not part of, at the risk of offending its members. Despite this limitation, there are many different regimental ties and colour combinations that you can choose from that are not bound to any particular institution, and it is easy to be overwhelmed by the choice. But in these times, it is always helpful to look at the authorities and refine according to your own tastes, as our own Tim Mureau explains. If you hold on to these principles and proceed at small steps, you will inevitably honour the long tradition that is held by the English regiment ties.
Our tie-maker at lake Como
However you decide, at Amidé Hadelin we are ready to support you in this search. Our regimental ties are, like our other products, subject to the highest conditions. It will come to little surprise that they are woven by our premium tie-maker in Italy, with tissue that comes from the Walhalla of qualitative luxury tissue that is Lake Como. You can thus rest assured that they provide the much sought-after quality, the x-factor for any aspiring gentlemen. In case of any more questions, please do not hesitate to contact us. Perhaps you will be the next to optimize your style by using the long tradition and unmatched esthetics of regimental ties!