Obituary: Vincent McGarrigle dies aged 91 | News

Known as “Mac the Tie” for his very long association with the shirt and neckwear business, McGarrigle equipped the ties to Ray Kelvin for his fledgling menswear business in 1988.

Kelvin this week remembered: “Vince was terrific. I quite a great deal valued his support at the starting of Ted Baker. I send out heartfelt needs to his relatives.”

Born in Northumberland, McGarrigle moved to London just after Countrywide Support, and joined Bermondsey-primarily based Welch Margetson, which at the time was the oldest shirt manufacturer in the United kingdom. He labored first in the collar department, the place he satisfied his potential wife, Beryl. Spotted as getting probable in income, he was designed a income agent and sooner or later was responsible for the Midlands, the place he was primarily based for a range of decades. He crafted a robust community of shoppers in the territory providing the Louis Philippe brand of shirts and ties.

Welch Margetson was then obtained by Coats Viyella, which also owned the Van Heusen brand in the United kingdom. McGarrigle was promoted to national income supervisor for Van Heusen and moved to London to be primarily based at the Savile Row head business. As perfectly as a portfolio of brands, Coats Viyella experienced a sizable business producing for Marks & Spencer.

In his London function, McGarrigle turned a perfectly-regarded and perfectly-favored determine in the menswear business of the 1970s and nineteen eighties. 

He gave up get the job done in the early 1990s, and loved a joyful retirement travelling the world on adventurous vacations with Beryl and participating in golfing, gardening and painting. In the latest decades he experienced endured from a uncommon variety of dementia. Just after a the latest drop in his treatment home, he was taken to medical center, the place Covid-19 was subsequently identified. He died on 21 April. Give the national lockdown, the relatives will not be ready to hold a funeral for him.

Vince and Beryl experienced 3 sons, Paul, Ian and Adrian.