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Tie   * Mycroft Holmes

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The distinctive tie that Mycroft wears in The Great Game does not, sadly, feature opened umbrellas. Instead, Sarah Arthur has revealed that the repeating pattern features a Goose in flight.

Gieves and Hawkes is one of the oldest bespoke tailoring companies in the world. Founded in 1771, the company is formed from the historic work of two tailors, Thomas Hawkes and James Watson Gieve. Hawkes was the first to come, opening his first tailoring shop in London in 1771, and much of his work was supplied to officers in the British Army. Over fifty years later, Gieve worked in the employment of a tailor in Portsmouth, who it is said fashioned the uniform that Lord Admiral Nelson died in during the Battle of Trafalgar. Gieve eventually opened his own business in 1887, named Gieves & Co. In 1974, Gieves Ltd - as it had become known - acquired Hawkes & Co and the freehold on their premises at No. 1 Saville Row in London, and the two companies merged.

Historically, the company holds a staggering list of past clients, including Winston Churchill, Charlie Chaplin, Michael Jackson, former Presidents of the United States including Bill Clinton and George W Bush, and Diana, Princess of Wales and her sons William and Harry. Mycroft thus finds himself in apt company.