Figure 1.--This Scottish boy wears a solid color tie. Note the awards in his sweater. He was chosen to be the head boy.

School Uniform Garments: The School Tie--Designs

HBC has noted three different designs for school ties. The styles we have noted have included diagonal and horizontal stripes and solid colors. The school tie generally was a diagonally striped tie in the school colors. A few English schools had horizontal stripes, but these were not nearly as popular as the diagonal stripes. There were also solid color ties which wereworn at some schools. Many schools had different ties to designate prefects or boys who had earned their "colors" in games (sports). Thus a school with diagonal stripped ties might have solid colored ties fior boys whio had won gthdir colors. Often destinctive designs were adopted for school old boys.


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Created: July 7, 2000
Last updated: June 19, 2003