Drakes super repp Regimental tie Eton Vikings
A lot of clothing has Military, University or Sportive roots, even ties... Or mainly ties?
That why we decided to bring you 20 different ties, launched in 5 drops, 4 series each.
Made in the highest quality "Super Repp" silk, in the way we like them best, untipped! This is unusual for this kind of tie, but looks much better and makes a more subtile tie. Anyway, it's our tie, so we can do whatever we want as long we respect the stripes!
And we do, we took a dive into history and you can enjoy our research!
The Eton Vikings are an emfamous rowing club connected to the Eton College near Windsor in Berkshire.
Rowing seems to have become a recreation for Etonians in the final years of the eighteenth century. The Eton authorities considered it a dangerous activity, however, since the River Thames was used by commercial traffic (and was also the local sewer), so they did their best to discourage the boys. Eton nevertheless challenged Westminster to a race in 1818, but it was not until 1829 that the first race between the two schools actually took place. 2004 saw the 175th anniversary of the race.
Having set the pace in 1818, Eton remains one of the most successful rowing schools winning the Princess Elizabeth Challenge Cup at Henley an impressive 13 times, three times more than the two most frequent school combined. Few other schools can match our record in competitive events, and a very large number of our boys have been selected for Great Britain Junior, Senior and Olympic teams, including Sir Matthew Pinsent, Ed Coode and Andrew Lindsay – gold medallists in Athens and Sydney.
Here you are!
8 x 147 cm 100% silk made in London