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A brightly coloured and very wide tie.
- ‘Dave Robertson opted for a wacky, kaleidoscopic suit with a bright orange hat, black and white kipper tie over a ruffled red shirt and glitzy platform boots.’
- ‘I find an old floral kipper tie and cause hysteria in the village library.’
- ‘Nestling among the young guns, none of whom have ever worn a kipper tie in anger, there lurk old school comedy relics.’
- ‘My dog doesn't carry an oversized firearm or wear a kipper tie, and my little sister's rabbit has never shown any desire to employ shark-like teeth in an attempt to gnaw my leg off.’
- ‘Who knows… but if flares, kipper ties and tank tops can make a comeback then I guess anything's possible.’
- ‘If management take a stand and insist on a dress code, there would be a roaring trade at every charity shop in town as everyone bought 70's frilly shirts and massive kipper ties!’
- ‘But they are uncool records, made by people with moustaches, demi-waves, terrifying trousers and - in some cases - kipper ties.’
- ‘Inspired by Charlie Chaplin, the range applies tailoring techniques to modern fabrics and includes shiny green and blue trousers, panel vests in pastel shades worn over vests and kipper ties.’
- ‘Think of the pin stripe suit, the kipper tie, the great brown suit fiasco of the 1990s, and you have some idea of the range of flexibility that the suit and tie combo permits.’
- ‘Students all got up in dodgy 70s gear: flared cords, kipper ties, massive collars.’
- ‘Blue Nun is about as fashionable as bubble perms, kipper ties and progressive rock.’
- ‘Were the kipper ties and stacked heels out in force at the Kremlin for New Year's Eve?’
- ‘He bought some funky kipper ties in 1983 and he's determined to get his money's worth!’
- ‘Despite the absence of kipper ties and late-night programming, the university is more popular with its students than any other, according to last week's National Student Survey.’
- ‘He's in a tailor's shop, and he's got his suit and shoes and the tailor says ‘What about a kipper tie?’’
- ‘DJing was merely an extension of one's record collecting and an excuse for you to wear an old suit and a kipper tie’
- ‘As lapels and kipper ties widened then narrowed, as shirt colours changed from pink to floret-peppered, as trousers flared then funnelled, I defaulted to my balding navy blue blazer and presentation tie.’
- ‘However, don't worry, because a Scott talk is not an Open University seminar, there are no kipper ties and brown corduroy jackets.’
- ‘To be truthful, I was distracted by Fred puffing on a pipe in his kipper tie: the contagious cult of celebrity had gripped me!’
- ‘Funnily enough the main time I ever got bullied was actually at college, where the blokes in the bar took a (not totally unreasonable) dislike to me in the first term, because I was a bit loud and dressed in kipper ties and loud jackets.’
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