Enter Sir Hubert and the (off) white tie.
Sir Hubert comes to us courtesy of Nick Pelling’s Cipher Mysteries. He recently made an observation or two over there concerning the name written on the tie, as pictured. This is what he opened with:
“I’m sorry to be late to the party, but doesn’t this say F Kean Jr?“
Well, yeah. Maybe.
“I’m sorry to be late to the party, but doesn’t this say F Kean Jr?”
“And that’s why the singlet (only) has the name Kean. Ties would be easy to confuse, and it wouldn’t be obvious which was Sr’s and which was Jr’s. But only Jr wore singlets?“
“Please tell me I’m the 27,856th person to suggest this and I’ll go away again?”
You’d need to label the ties Sr and Jr if both father and son wore similar ones. But if only Jr wore those singlets…“