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VWF tie

Postby jf42 » 23 Apr 2015 20:49

If the Victorian Wars Forum was to have a tie, speaking purely hypothetically you understand, what colours would it be?
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Re: VWF tie

Postby Josh&Historyland » 23 Apr 2015 20:51

First instinct is the colours of the forum. So grey, pale blue and gold. Perhaps with a slim red stripe for the army.

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Re: VWF tie

Postby QSAMIKE » 23 Apr 2015 23:18

And a thin Dark Blue for the Navy......

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Re: VWF tie

Postby Mark » 24 Apr 2015 09:27

As suggested, something that reflects the forum colours but also encompasses red and blue for the army and navy. The logo would also need to be included.

Interestingly, I have had custom silk ties made before for other projects. The process is simple, but the costs can be a bit on the high side for small numbers.

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Re: VWF tie

Postby jf42 » 26 Apr 2015 15:14

This may seem strange but I had not considered the blue and grey as 'livery' colours of the forum but simply the elegant, understated background colours that make the forum such a soothing 'read'- hence my original question.

Red- (scarlet?)- and Navy blue would clearly be the most suitable thematic colours- along with many a regimental and club tie. I think it might be necessary to think laterally to make a VW Forum tie truly distinctive. Perhaps the traditional diagonal stripes are not obligatory. A repeated pattern of the gilt VW helmet plate badge in miniscule on a grey-blue field might be one option.

If diagonal stripes are favoured then perhaps the dominant colours could be fine against a paler background- resembling the overall look of the forum page.

Speaking hypothetically, you understand.
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Re: VWF tie

Postby Mark » 27 Apr 2015 11:55

Quite a few universities employ both stripes and a repeating logo/crest pattern on their ties, the latter being almost like a watermark, save for one in full colour towards the bottom. A background colour of blue is often popular, since it goes with blue, black or grey suits etc.

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Re: VWF tie

Postby jf42 » 27 Apr 2015 17:38

Clearly, more research required!
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Re: VWF tie

Postby Mark » 28 Apr 2015 08:52

I have considered a forum badge in the past, but I fear I personally wouldn't have the time to organize and distribute them. A tie is very tempting though.

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Re: VWF tie

Postby Mark » 28 Apr 2015 11:21

One possible design.

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Re: VWF tie

Postby Mark » 28 Apr 2015 11:26

And another.

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Re: VWF tie

Postby Waggoner » 28 Apr 2015 12:30

Both are nice designs! Given that my current standard of dress is blue jean order, have you considered a crested hoodie? Just a thought :D

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Re: VWF tie

Postby Mark » 28 Apr 2015 12:43

I have had hoodies and polo shirts with logos made for other projects too. Cheaper than a silk tie!

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Re: VWF tie

Postby Frogsmile » 28 Apr 2015 17:54

I like both tie designs Mark, the first being reminiscent of the Royal Flying Corps, but since leaving the Service have so rarely the opportunity to wear one and already have so many anyway. I suspect something less formal might be used more often, but more opinions are needed really, as you have suggested. How about a distinctive, good quality, enamelled lapel pin that can be worn on a range of garments? The forum crest in dead (matte) gilt with the central VW in white enamel would look very handsome indeed. I am not sure if nowadays there is a copyright on the use of QVC but I do recall that the MOD got wise to this sort of thing a few years ago and registered the three Armed Services crests.
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Re: VWF tie

Postby Mark » 29 Apr 2015 09:55

The British Medal Forum designed and distributed a pin on badge several years back, of which I have one. Lovely design and quality little item. Banker (who is a mod on the BMF) might correct me, but I don't think they have produced more since the original batch sold out. The only issue is the immense amount of time that would be needed to distribute them, with members living world wide. I would also suggest that quite a large number would need to be made to keep the costs down. There would, of course, still be quite an initial financial layout to have them made.

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Re: VWF tie

Postby mike snook » 29 Apr 2015 11:32

Ooh no. :o Just to show what a good idea it was to amalgamate my late regiment with Frogsmile's, I have to say I don't like either of those designs. I would wear a tie, would almost certainly lose a lapel badge within a fortnight, but couldn't be seen dead in either of those designs. Funny old world ain't it. :roll:

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