English neckties and faux pas
A man who wears a tie in the colors of one division, college, school or club, shows his belonging to the institution and more over - to the good society.
At least, that's how it is in England - the cradle of the neckties.
Gentlemen who are not originally from there and buy these ties make it according stylistic and aesthetic criteria and that choice can't be objected.
However, it is quite funny when a German goes on a meeting with his English business partner, wearing a tie form a reputable boating club, when it is obvious that he is not its honorable member.
To an Englishman this would be like a ridiculous masquerade and parvenu monkeyshine - even more if he himself is a member of the same club.
The chance to fall in fauxpas in England this way is relatively large, as there is an endless amount of meaningful color combinations.
So, you should know the most important of them and they are:
the Staffordshire Regiment, Black Watch, Merchant Navy, Royal Hampshire Regiment, Life Guards, Royal Navy, Royal Pioneer Corps.
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