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Stripe Ties
Why do stripes on a tie mostly run diagonally from the upper right to the bottom left?

Have you also noticed this before? The majority of striped ties are made in the above described way. Technically it is perfectly possible to cut a striped fabric also in the other direction. The roots of this tradition are to be found at the beginning of the last century and go back to the tradition

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Where did the name actually come from?

Paisley is a Scottish town near Glasgow and had a substantial textile production in the 19th century. At that time British soldiers brought back cashmere scarves from the colonies in India and because Queen Victoria was very much in favour of these embroidered paisley designs she became a trendsetter. While only a few could afford these precious originals,