Putting on a tie when leaving work for the day
sir – I am not expected to wear a tie at work (the Conquest Hospital) but am expected to wear one at play (at Rye Golf Club).
Sedlescombe, East Sussex
sir – I once repaired to the gentlemen’s reading room of the Hong Kong Club in order to remedy the effects of jet-lag.
On closing my eyes, I realised I had not researched the dress code for this room. To be on the safe side, I knotted a tie round my neck.
This is the only time in my life that I have put on such a garment prior to sleep.
Dr Millan Sachania
Chertsey, Surrey sir – When sunbathing – a rather vulgar Italian habit that I enjoy –
I do not wear a tie. Yet a tie is necessary for anyone with élan to add style to an otherwise boring selection of men’s formal suits.
A tie is of vital practicality when sailing in high latitudes. A tightly knotted Royal Cruising Club tie is all but foolproof for preventing icy water creeping down one’s back. Ewen Southby-tailyour
sir – If James Wraight (Letters, December 7) wears a tie in Tesco, what does he wear when he shops at Waitrose – a cravat?
Knockholt Pound, Kent
Six men in hats and ties smoking cigarettes, an anonymous photograph from 1905