I'm sure someone out there must have some Tootal catalogues from various dates. If so, I would love to see some details posted.
Marco: In answer to your question, I'm afraid I don't know what the various 'qualities' of Tootal tie refer to. There are Gold, Silver, Green, Black, Boys, Sports, Standard etc. My immediate observation is that it is the weight of the fabric. The standard quality ties are quite light. The gold quality ones are heavier and the ones I have seen are lined.
Let's hope there's an expert out there, flicking through the pages of an old Tootal catalogue, just waiting to answer our questions.
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