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    new source of striped ties

    Since repp and regimental ties are a traditional British accessory but uncommon in the US (striped ties are common but usually are just a fashion accessory) I thought I would share a source of meaningful striped ties I found to add to the list alongside the Army Benevolent Fund tie.

    I recently discovered Statesman Ties which sells striped ties based on the flags of US states. Some of the simple flags, like Alaska, are more like a club style tie with the lone flag symbol repeated on a blue field.

    https://statesmanties.com/states

    Here is an example of the "California" tie:


    From statesmanties.com

    They also have ties based on the flags of some nations (including the ones where most Xmarkers live: the US, UK, Australia, and Canada).

    https://statesmanties.com/countries

    Here is the "Australia" tie (a bit more of a club style):


    From statesmanties.com

    The prices aren't bad and the ties are silk.
    Descendant of the Gillises and MacDonalds of North Morar.

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    Sadly, only 23 of the 50 States are represented . My home state of Maryland, and my hanai (adopted) home of Hawaii are among the other 27. Maybe soon.
    "Don't give up what you want most for what you want now."
    Just my 2˘ worth.

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    I like the concept. And I like that they offer 'skinny' versions as well.

    The UK and USA versions are nice. I wish they had done something different on the Texas version, though. It's a bit loud, and doesn't have anything to make it obvious that it's specific to Texas.

    I'd be interested in these if they weren't 61" long. I guess they only plan on selling ties to tall dudes.

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    Nice find, but both Massachusetts and Virginia are missing. You would think they would have done Scotland. Nice concept, but limited. One other thought, I think going to do MILITARY branch ties, using the British Regimental tie format, obviously using each branches colors for stripes, would be a big seller for this guy, nobody is doing a military tie with class, most seem novelty.
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    Allan Collin MacDonald III
    Grandfather - Clan Donald, MacDonald (Clanranald) /MacBride, Antigonish, NS, 1791
    Grandmother - Clan Chisholm of Strathglass, West River, Antigonish, 1803
    Scottish Roots: Knoidart, Inverness, Scotland, then to Antigonish, Nova Scotia, Canada.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tobus View Post
    I like the concept. And I like that they offer 'skinny' versions as well.

    The UK and USA versions are nice. I wish they had done something different on the Texas version, though. It's a bit loud, and doesn't have anything to make it obvious that it's specific to Texas.

    I'd be interested in these if they weren't 61" long. I guess they only plan on selling ties to tall dudes.
    “Lone star” I guess?

    I like the North Carolina one. It’d be appropriate as my Macdonald ancestors emigrated there.

    The one that was really odd to me was the New Zealand one as it uses the silver fern symbol (which is an unofficial flag I think) rather than the official one that is similar to Australia’s. Looks like an all blacks fan tie to me.

    The length is weird. They mention that they are longer for tall men but it seems that average would make more sense. You might be able to contact them and ask for a shorter tie.
    Descendant of the Gillises and MacDonalds of North Morar.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CollinMacD View Post
    Nice find, but both Massachusetts and Virginia are missing. You would think they would have done Scotland. Nice concept, but limited. One other thought, I think going to do MILITARY branch ties, using the British Regimental tie format, obviously using each branches colors for stripes, would be a big seller for this guy, nobody is doing a military tie with class, most seem novelty.
    I think they are working on more states. I don’t know when the company was founded.

    Medals of America has some nice US military striped ties based on branches and some decorations. I got the US Navy one for my dad to wear with his kilt.

    https://www.medalsofamerica.com/cata.../result/?q=Tie
    Descendant of the Gillises and MacDonalds of North Morar.

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    Quote Originally Posted by FossilHunter View Post
    I think they are working on more states. I don’t know when the company was founded.

    Medals of America has some nice US military striped ties based on branches and some decorations. I got the US Navy one for my dad to wear with his kilt.

    https://www.medalsofamerica.com/cata.../result/?q=Tie
    Not for the US Coast Guard, like usual the USCG is forgotten. I will wait and see what happens, but like the ties and the concept.
    Allan Collin MacDonald III
    Grandfather - Clan Donald, MacDonald (Clanranald) /MacBride, Antigonish, NS, 1791
    Grandmother - Clan Chisholm of Strathglass, West River, Antigonish, 1803
    Scottish Roots: Knoidart, Inverness, Scotland, then to Antigonish, Nova Scotia, Canada.

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    Quote Originally Posted by FossilHunter View Post
    “Lone star” I guess?
    Yes, obviously the star is for our Lone Star State status (and matches our flag). My point was that the casual observer would probably just see this as a US flag tie, and not necessarily connect it to Texas specifically. It's an ongoing conundrum with any Texas-related merchandise. It either needs to look recognisably like the Texas flag (only one star, one red stripe, one white stripe), or have some other identifier for Texas. Otherwise it just looks like the usual US flag stuff.

    Of course, I do have a tie tack in the shape of Texas, so maybe that would set it off.

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    I'm glad to see my birth state of North Carolina but understand why they will have trouble with my adopted state of Mississippi and its flag.

    Let us leave the controversy of opinions to others outside of this forum on that issue.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tobus View Post
    Yes, obviously the star is for our Lone Star State status (and matches our flag). My point was that the casual observer would probably just see this as a US flag tie, and not necessarily connect it to Texas specifically. It's an ongoing conundrum with any Texas-related merchandise. It either needs to look recognisably like the Texas flag (only one star, one red stripe, one white stripe), or have some other identifier for Texas. Otherwise it just looks like the usual US flag stuff.

    Of course, I do have a tie tack in the shape of Texas, so maybe that would set it off.
    The California one is a little weird too with all the blue. There isn’t actually any blue on our flag. But that could just be an artistic decision to avoid having it be mostly white, which I don’t think would have looked looked very good.
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