The Daily Telegraph
SIR – My collection of ties may not be as extensive as Tony Israel’s (Letters, February 27) but I still wear one several times a week.
The general problem, especially with club ties, is that they are not long enough. For a tie to be worn properly, it must be possible to tuck the short end into the restraining loop behind, and for the tip of the tie to reach the belt. The best solution for a short tie is a waistcoat.
Seaford, East Sussex
SIR – Years ago, as a Royal Navy Artificer Apprentice, I was berated by my Section Chief Petty Officer for sporting a Windsor knot. “That is an officer’s knot,” I was told.
As I knew no other way of tying a tie I applied for a commission – and was awarded one.
Brading, Isle of Wight