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I suppose you could call this ‘A Study in Mycroft’s tie’.
Since The Great Game aired people have been looking for their own version of Mycroft’s famous umbrella tie and have been so far unsuccessful in their findings. Well, that’s possibly because there’s a high chance it doesn’t exist.
Unpopular opinion time: We here at wearsherlock think that after closer inspection (Blu-Ray caps enhanced in Photoshop) that the pattern on the tie is not that of umbrellas, but actually birds. As can be seen outlined in the image above, you can clearly see the shape of the wings and the head of the bird. Breed of bird we’re not sure, but it could be a goose (in particular a Canada goose, thank you to mickulty.) There are literally hundreds of tie patterns featuring birds as it’s quite a popular design. Grouse, pheasant and ducks are most popular.
Of course, we’ve outlined the umbrella theory too but when you look very close it doesn’t really look like an umbrella. Where is the curve of the handle and why is the stick so thick and misshapen? Ultimately why is this tie impossible to find?
So, to conclude this rather short entry and solve the mystery of Mycroft’s tie we’re going to come right out and say it - Mycroft’s tie is not an umbrella tie. Sorry, but it’s not.
For those of you who are upset by this (i know i am!), we’ve just posted an umbrella tie by J Crew that we’re sure Mycroft would love. You can find it here.