December 12, 2009 2:00 am

Gentlemen would never wear tie clips

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From Mr Nicky Samengo-Turner.

Sir, I cannot imagine where your men’s fashion correspondent, Simon Brooke, obtains his information (“Neat as a pin”, November 5). Tie clips are, always were, and always will be irredeemably naff and common. A gentleman wears a gold wire Hunting tie pin, or nothing at all in his tie, when not wearing a waistcoat. With a waistcoat a stick pin is the correct order of dress. In case of doubt, all ye troubled, uncertain and aspirant bourgeois, just refer to His Royal Highness The Prince of Wales.

Nicky Samengo-Turner,
Hundon, Suffolk, UK

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