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A Players Flashback: 1937

Updated: Dec 24, 2020

From The Players Bulletin, December 1937.


Of all the club appointments to which one might aspire, what could be better than 1937's Necktie Committee at The Players?

It was, of course, a time when professional men would not have appeared in public, much less at their club, without a tie (while today some complain about our collared-shirt rule). A club tie, like a school one, was a silent sartorial code of unity and fellowship. Unlike other clubs, our membership cut a wide swath across the city's professions. A Players tie might be found around the neck of a stage manager, an attorney, a singer, a banker, a sculptor, and more. We have not dug into the ledgers, but we'd bet the $2 club tie was a brisk seller.

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