Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Lovely...lovely...

It takes a hell of a lot to get me wearing a tie these days. Why, then, did I wear one to sit watching archive television and drinking myself into oblivion (or Mr TSW 1982, as oblivion is known officially) with several good friends last Saturday?

This is not just any old piece of neckwear. It is the LWT staff tie I was given for use in last year's advent calendar. It says everything about the quality of the company I was in last Saturday that I was lucky to escape with both my life and the tie when I finally made my exit. No item of clothing owned by me has ever been coveted by anyone (and, in this assessment, I am including nude tramps) before.

So, what other broadcasting-related ties are out there? I know of an excellent one, owned by a friend and sometime reader of these pages. Also, which bit of broadcasting iconography would you most like to see embroidered into a bit of neckwear? I'm in the market for a cravat depicting the original Harlech ident.

7 comments:

Zack said...

Too obvious, perhaps, but surely that Richard Whiteley tie.

Kif............ said...

ABC (uk) announcers in the sixties often wore ties with a discreet ABC triangle a little way below the knot. This was part of the apparel that made up a 'uniform'. They were known as 'station hosts' and in the summer the men wore blazers with the ABC triangle on the breast pocket. No ABC lettering - that would have been thought vulgar - it was just the triangle; neat, discreet.

Kif :-)

DamoIRL said...

Test Match Special give out ties to it's new commentators. I can't imagine any other broadcasts that still do so. An example, thus. http://www.flickr.com/photos/testmatchspecial/2666670555/

Five-Centres said...

The Southern TV compass of course.

office pest said...

Many, many Rediffusion stars, in all sizes and colours. Groovy!

If not then a proper big Anglia Knight on Horse, or an even bigger evil eye ATV, with a webcam in it.

Steve said...

The limited edition Victor Lewis-Smith "Leatherface" Test Card F would be nice.

Cheers for all the Les videos too*


*never thought I'd say that in public.

Dave Nightingale said...

The Yorkshire Chevron or the Granada big G would be nice... :)