By TOWNES COATES
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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