- Hardcover: 96 pages
- Publisher: Seeley Service & Co Ltd; First Edition edition (1968)
- Language: English
- ASIN: B001ND964Y
- Product Dimensions: 9.1 x 6.6 x 1.1 inches
- Shipping Weight: 1.6 pounds
- Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars See all reviews (1 customer review)
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #5,677,397 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
Enter your mobile number or email address below and we'll send you a link to download the free Kindle App. Then you can start reading Kindle books on your smartphone, tablet, or computer - no Kindle device required.
To get the free app, enter your mobile phone number.
The Book of Public School Old Boys, University, Navy, Army, Air Force and Club Ties Hardcover – 1968
|New from||Used from|
The Amazon Book Review
Author interviews, book reviews, editors picks, and more. Read it now
Customers Who Viewed This Item Also Viewed
Top Customer Reviews
How useful it is will be evident to anyone familiar with South Carolina menswear retailer Ben Silver, who produces ties based on many of the same old boys, university, etc. designs catalogued in this book. The descriptions in their catalog and on their website seem to draw extensively from the information in this book. I say that not as a criticism, but just to point out that this is indeed a reference still in use today.
Which isn't to say it's perfect. Great as the full-color plates are, reproducing 21 or more ties on a page desn't allow for much detail, particularly on crested ties. And one area where the descriptions are incomplete (and where Ben Silver's descriptions in fact add value) is in listing the colors on each tie (while the plates do show color, it would be nice if they were named). This book is supplemented, but not made obsolete, by the later volume Ties of Distinction (Schiffer Book for Designers & Collectors). Get the other too if this is something you're interested in. But if a chance does arise to grab a copy of this at a non-extortionate price, do so.