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Old 23rd Nov 2017, 12:49   #21 (permalink)
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I've asked the supplier how long their ties are - as the polyester version is a tad short. I'll post their reply here.

3 ordered so far..

Edited to add: make that 7..

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Old 23rd Nov 2017, 16:41   #22 (permalink)
 
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The RAF Boy Entrants Association is planning on closing down. We are all dying off.

We had our own tie, the RAF one with a winged wheel. It was available in polyester and silk. Dunno if they have any left.
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Old 25th Nov 2017, 10:55   #23 (permalink)
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From the supplier, their silk ties are just over 55" long.
So far, I've had provisional orders for 7 RAF Navigator silk ties.. Just need another 17 and then I can submit the order.
Nav ties in silk aren't available from anywhere else and needless to say, there's no profit for me in this!
If we're quick, they could be available for Christmas.
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Old 5th Dec 2017, 08:18   #24 (permalink)
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Bump..
For the Navs out there.. Pse sign up if you'd like a silk RAF Nav tie..
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Anyone know where I might get a 360 tie and or cummerbund, just asking
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Old 6th Dec 2017, 17:45   #26 (permalink)
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Have you tried here?
360 Squadron Association Leslie Stephens, Bramble Cottage, Moditonham, Saltash, Cornwall PL12 6NN: tel 01752 [29413] 842976: lstephens AT madasafish.com
Or here:
http://www.terrane.co.uk/Cummerunds-and-Ties/list/cat
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Perhaps the shortness of the polyester tie is because the assumption was that it would be tied with a simple knot? This requires less length of tie material than if a Windsor knot is used.

When I was at school, we were forbidden from using a Windsor knot due to the stigma still associated with the abdication 30 years earlier of Edward VIII (who invented the knot) and 'that woman', who became his wife after he was styled 'Duke of Windsor'. But as soon as we received a uniform at RAFC, the converse applied - Windsor knots were henceforth mandatory.

Nowadays a Windsor knot is the RAF uniform standard. But look at any of the Royals wearing RAF uniform and you won't see any Windsor knot - their tradition appears more important to the Family than being 'correctly' dressed.
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SV - thanks - good thought
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Half-Windsor in my time BEagle! With a Van Heusen collar of course.
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My RAFC silk tie is too thick for a full Windsor.
I've four now anyway: silk, poly, 25 & 50
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