Mr. Tweed Country Style Blog
Shooting Tie Selection
When invited to a shooting party, dressing up is half the fun. And picking out a nice tie to match your well worn tattersall shirt and your trusted tweed shooting coat leaves room for some eccentricity. This is indeed an opportunity to excel in embroided pheasants, mallards and foxes. On the other hand we have those utterly tasteful woven and knitted woollen ties that go so well with subtle country tweeds.
Rather than scaring the birds away, I usually opt for a less shiny tie and avoid strongly coloured glossy silk ties. Matching the tie to my shooting socks and garters can certainly be challenging, but the distance between them makes it possible to pull of rather bold combinations. If embroided, I preferably match the motif to the game of the day.
And that cheap duck motif polyester tie is never allowed to leave my tie rack unless, of course, the aunt who gave it to me is hosting the shooting party...