X Marks the Scot - An on-line community of kilt wearers.

   X Marks Partners - (Go to the Partners Dedicated Forums )
USA Kilts website Freedom Kilts website Scotweb websiten Burnetts and Struth website The Scottish Trading Company
MacGregor and MacDuff Xmarks advertising information Celtic Croft website Xmarks advertising information Celtic Corner website

User Tag List

Page 2 of 2 FirstFirst 12
Results 11 to 15 of 15
  1. #11
    Join Date
    8th February 18
    Location
    Near the Summit, above Silicon Valley
    Posts
    216
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    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 first thing I thought of was an election, not Texas. Perhaps it needed a larger star? Example, from one of Texas best:
    "I can draw a mouse with a pencil, but I can't draw a pencil with a mouse"

  2. #12
    Join Date
    8th September 16
    Location
    Virginia
    Posts
    370
    Mentioned
    1 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Quote Originally Posted by Tarheel View Post
    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.
    You could have a Space Shuttle symbolizing Stennis Space Center?
    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.

  3. The Following User Says 'Aye' to CollinMacD For This Useful Post:


  4. #13
    Join Date
    18th October 09
    Location
    Orange County California
    Posts
    7,246
    Mentioned
    10 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Quote Originally Posted by FossilHunter View Post

    Here is an example of the "California" tie:


    When I looked over those, and the California tie is a prime example, I notice that the ties aren't based on the flags of the states, but rather the various State logos placed on utterly random ties.

    What I mean is that the California flag has no blue, but inexplicably the California tie is blue.



    And, by the way, the California flag has its very own Lone Star

    Very strange how many Californians, when asked, think the flag says "State Of California". It does not.

    For my home state I found this vintage tie on Ebay. (Perhaps not an option for The Rectangle States.)

    All-over patterns have also long been worn with Highland Dress (usually Clan Crest ties but other motifs as well).

    Last edited by OC Richard; 10th August 18 at 02:17 AM.
    Proud Mountaineer from the Highlands of West Virginia; son of the Revolution and Civil War; first white settlers on the Guyandotte

  5. #14
    Join Date
    21st March 17
    Location
    San Diego, USA
    Posts
    450
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Quote Originally Posted by OC Richard View Post
    When I looked over those, and the California tie is a prime example, I notice that the ties aren't based on the flags of the states, but rather the various State logos placed on utterly random ties.

    What I mean is that the California flag has no blue, but inexplicably the California tie is blue.



    And, by the way, the California flag has its very own Lone Star

    Very strange how many Californians, when asked, think the flag says "State Of California". It does not.

    For my home state I found this vintage tie on Ebay. (Perhaps not an option for The Rectangle States.)

    All-over patterns have also long been worn with Highland Dress (usually Clan Crest ties but other motifs as well).

    I mentioned it in a previous comment but I believe that they went with blue because a dominantly white tie with a small amount of red probably wouldn’t look very good. Maybe a bit like a candy cane. That said, I don’t really love the Californian tie they have but may buy one of the other styles.

    Also, some of the ties do use the all over pattern style. The Alaskan tie has little Ursa Major constellations on a navy field.
    Descendant of the Gillises and MacDonalds of North Morar.

  6. #15
    Join Date
    2nd May 08
    Location
    Erskine (Mandurah) Western Australia
    Posts
    458
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Quote Originally Posted by FossilHunter View Post

    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):

    That is a change from the usual, which invariably feature leaping 'roos.

    Last edited by Bruce Scott; 10th August 18 at 03:49 PM.

Page 2 of 2 FirstFirst 12

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  

» Log in

User Name:

Password:

Not a member yet?
Register Now!
Powered by vBadvanced CMPS v4.2.0