From Town to Pattern: the โ€˜Macclesfieldโ€™ Tie

How we long for a sense of history in our garments; the apocryphal anecdote, the dubious legend, the fabricated fableโ€”we canโ€™t get enough of those little stories that give meaning to the tiniest ingredient of our outfits, be it a buttonhole or a lapel, a turn-up or a stitch.

Among those fads, we cherish the idea that our clothes can manifest some dormant origin. And sometimes, it is actually true. But such lineage rarely follows a straight line and words are treacherous signs that indicate multiple directions.

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