starting pupillage somewhere sw**ky next week and need to stock up on ties (not the bondage variety, though I guess you could multi purpose). Looking for quality, but needn't be expensive just for the sake of it People still wear ties? Just wear your public school or your club tie everyday. Guaranteed conversation starter in your chambers 4 Vote up! just go to Charles Tyrwhitt or equivalent you're a pupil, you don't need to wear hermes 0 Vote up! John Lewis 0 Vote up! Wot heff said. If you turn up in spenny ties nobody will think you need the job. #hireme101 0 Vote up! Don't listen to them. Turn up in the most expensive tie you can't afford - sell organs if you need to. Nobody wants to stare at your tacky tie all day. 2 Vote up! Guaranteed conversation starter in your chambers Whereas a guaranteed conversation starter with Chambers is names, dates, and other relevant personal information. 5 Vote up! Just go to Ede and Ravenscroft like everyone else. 0 Vote up! Charles Tyrwhitt is a good shout. 0 Vote up! Quod non habet? 0 Vote up! Only security guards and janitors wear ties m7. 0 Vote up! If you are going to wear a suit and tie it has to be decent and well fitting. Same with shoes. Don’t wear a narrow tie, tight trousers suits, pointy shoes. It’s not for chambers it’s the clients whoever they are. https://www.johnlewis.com/browse/men/ties-bow-ties/_/N-7lie?sortBy=pric… https://www.moss.co.uk/ascot-mulberry-stirrup-print-silk-tie-966711119?… 0 Vote up! Ive bought 2 ties since I got married. That was a LONG time ago. 0 Vote up! I have hundreds and dont wear any happy to donate 0 Vote up! Do you have any patental or grand parental ties at your disposal? 0 Vote up! Who the fvck still wears ties? 1 Vote up! Every male who appears in court not robed for example 0 Vote up! Jesus the courts need to grow up. I wonder how long Elizabethan lawyers had to continue wearing ruffs after everyone else realised they were pointless fashion? 0 Vote up! I still wear a ruff, tbh. 1 Vote up! Coach drivers of mature years generally seem to wear ties, as you do to weddings, baptisms and funerals. 0 Vote up! Hermes 0 Vote up! Reef knots, if they are still in business 0 Vote up! I only have five ties I actually wear: Old school tie for old school events Very sober dark blue with red spots for Board meetings Very loud tie, with big polka dots, which Mrs Dux bought me (fun occassions) A blue tie with bugs and butterflies, which is my favourite (ditto) Club tie 0 Vote up! Oh, and black tie for funerals (which has been the most worn this year) 😔 0 Vote up! Probably wear one a dozen times a year max. 0 Vote up! You could try and stand out with one of those cowboy string ties with a little metal bull's head instead of the knot. Would be pretty cool. 0 Vote up! Go for broke. Wear a bow tie. 0 Vote up! wot he said. bow tie or fück off. 0 Vote up! At a bank I have seen juniors mocked for wearing Hermes - you got to earn that shit not go in day 1 wearing it. 1 Vote up! I have a lucky tie with fishes on it. but it's become too frayed to wear :) 0 Vote up! Just wear shirts with a mandarin collar. Problem solved. 0 Vote up! Do you not have a businessman father with a rack of ties he never wears that you can pinch a few from? 0 Vote up! Budd or Drakes. Budd cheaper but probably just as good, just a bit more formal. 0 Vote up! Make sure it's not too skinny. m+s ties. No-one cares. 0 Vote up! You can buy individually a whole range of paisley silk ties off eBay for not much money. Most with matching cuff links. In both loud and subdued colours. If that's too flamboyant, then try TK Maxx. Obviously the range is rather random but The Price Is Right. 0 Vote up! My favourite ties are all charity-shop jobs. Key thing is to keep the width 8-8.5". Nothing wrong with Charles Tyrwhitt. Reef Knots are also a cheaper alternative to Hermes and Ferragamo if you like that style. HN White, Drakes (if you can afford the fookers), Berg & Berg, E Marinella, Patrizio Capelli all good choices. 0 Vote up! To perdition with this casual dressing nonsense. A partner once said you should never hire anyone who wears loafers to work, on the basis at someone who is too lazy to do up their laces won’t do a thorough job on anything else either. Go cheap on your suits - no sense wasting money bespoke / designer suits for meetings or office. Get 2 pairs of trousers with each suit, as all that chair-shuffling wears trousers out much quicker than jackets. M&S is fine. But go dear on shoes, shirts, ties, links. And by dear, I mean English shoes (still the best), English shirts, Italian ties (the best, and plain colours, no earth colours i.e., no loser greens or browns, and with a high momme count) and vintage, understated US cufflinks. You will look the business for a relatively modest outlay, and good shoes can be re-heeled and re-soled umpteen times. I know Churches are not as good post-Prada, but I generally get 15 years out of a good pair of Churches. Your “cheap” pair of shoes will be gone in a year or so. Look the business, do the business. Save your sloppiness for your weekends. 0 Vote up! Refresh Back to board Join the discussion Login Register 0 Vote up!