goes without saying that a tie is one of the most important accessories in a man’s
outfit. In turn, it is the fabric of the tie that governs the overall look of
the tie and the way it falls. Numerous fabrics are used in the manufacture of
ties. Most tie materials use a judicious mix of warp yarns and weft yarns to
get that ideal fabric. The fine silk repp fabric offers the sharpest colors and
smoothest texture as the weft resides along the material’s surface as opposed
to being woven within. While twill has diagonal ribs, faille incorporates more
grain. Therefore, twill will usually display horizontal and vertical patterns,
while the ottoman and repp categories will be used for diagonal patterns
solid ties are preferred by most style conscious wearers as this pattern
matches most shirts. Grenadine, using a thin silk gauge, is known to be
elegant. The striped repp tie is worn as a fashion statement displaying a bold
attitude. Print ties, along with clover and paisley patterns, exude a classical
look. While most customers concentrate on just the frontal portion of the tie,
did you know that even the lining has an indispensable role to play? It is the
fabric and amount of material of the lining that offers the tie just the right
amount of ‘volume’ and weight.
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nowadays, come in varied patterns and designs. The main considerations when
choosing the pattern of a tie is the color and design of the shirt as well as
the suit. While younger users, as well as those older men who are ‘young at
heart’, could use flashy and colorful ties, more sober individuals are noticed
wearing plainer, though not less attractive ties. Also, we would suggest every
self respecting man to have a collection of ties suited for different
occasions. You would, of course, not wear that bright eye-catching tie that was
the talk of the wedding last weekend, to a bank. The most common tie pattern
across the world is diagonal stripes across the tie in different colors. A
black tie occasion is an excessively formal event where usually guests are required
to wear completely black ties under black suits.
width of a tie may be chosen depending on user preferences as well as the cut
and style of the suit. With double breasted suits and those having waistcoats,
the tie’s width may not be important as the lower part of the tie is usually
never seen. Some common tie prints include diamond patterns, print work and
Wearing a tie is not as easy as it seems. The styles, patterns and even the way you tie the knot may change
depending on the outfit and the occasion. We have listed a few tips a novice tie wearer would find handy. The width of the tie should be the same as that of the coat lapels. A rule of thumb is
using a tie having a width of around 3.5 inches, which experts say will never go out of vogue. It is preferable to wear a tie having a darker shade than the shirt you are wearing. The lower end
of your tie should be in line with your belt. The tie knot should preferably be a perfect triangle with the size of the knot being proportional to the collar. There should be some contrast in the
color of the tie as compared to the shirt color. A tried and tested practice is to coordinate the color distribution in such as way that the main color of the tie complements the suit and the
other color accentuates the shirt.
Generally, you would never go wrong if you wear a tie having the same material as the shirt. Thus, a silk tie
should be worn with a silk shirt and a cotton tie could partner a cotton shirt.
Woven jacquard ties are those ties that are customized to the specific requirements of the respective
customer. Thus, you could say that these are the only ties in the market that are tailor-made to an individual’s innate personality. These ties, also called the crested and motif ties, are
usually produced in batches of 50 to 75 to 100 ties per design. These weaves vary from the authentic reppe weave to the more contemporary satin weave, as well as the shadow weaves and the fashion
weaves. Some common weaves include eating motifs, under knot motifs, motifs at the tip of the tie, or ghosted motifs. This form of weaving offers the flexibility of combining any number of weaves
across a single background weave.
These ties incorporate varied fabrics from silk to polyester. The manufacture of woven jacquard ties involves
a systematic process of action. The colored artwork design is first created and thereafter the layout of the tie is decided. Once the quality is finalized, the jacquard cards of the loom
are cut and the ultimate weave pattern is selected, considering colors and designs. The dedication to quality can be garnered from the fact that the entire process takes around 2 to 3
Screen printed ties are advantageous since a sample tie can be offered to the customer for approval prior to
actual ordering. This can be done at minimal cost. While most often the design is created in the underknot position, sometimes repeating motifs are incorporated that involve eight motifs being
printed on the anterior surface of the tie up to the point where the knot is tied. These kinds of ties are suited for customers who do not have as much disposable income and also in cases where
the amount of ties needed is less. The minimum number of ties that can be produced is around 25.
The common colors seen in screen printed ties include navy, maroon, bottle green, grey, black or brown. Some
ties have stripes running throughout their length. Sometimes the motif is printed between two sets of stripes maintained in the underknot position. Screen printing allows sudden spurts in
production in case the demand surges. The entire process could take around a week.
Hand embroidered ties are the ultimate in personalization of ties. These ties are rendered with exquisite
designs that are both intricate and aesthetically appealing. Sometimes, depending on requirement, just one tie may be released to the customer. Taking into consideration the amount of time and
effort that has gone into the making of these ties, hand embroidered ties are bound to be respected. Even if these ties are not worn, they are occasionally treasured as collector’s
Sporting varied innovative designs and colors, each of these ties is a unique creation. Since these ties are
embellished by hand, the customer has the freedom to order the design of his choice. These ties could also make ideal gift items with the recipient’s name being artistically embroidered
onto the tie. The buyer could customize the tie with a design of his own choice or create a memento on the tie of an important event that had recently occurred.
The seven fold tie is a unique tie that combines sophistication with functionality. While the tie is
aesthetically appealing the tying method is systematically carried out to ensure that the knot stays in place. Many experts say that the seven fold tie even feels different in the user’s
hands. These ties are supposed to be more durable than conventional ties due to a denser construction. With every part being hand stitched, the attention to detail is unbeatable. Another plus
point of this tie is the usage of the same silk fabric across the entire body of the tie.
A unique selling point of this kind of tie is the fact that these ties are created using techniques from the
past that have been long forgotten. This kind of tie gets its name from the seven folds involved in the manufacture of these ties. This implies greater strength and rigidity to the tie improving
the neat appearance and enhancing the life of the item. The construction of this tie could carry on for more than an hour.
It is a little known fact that there are different ties that are ideally suited to varying climates. In cold
weather, one of the most overriding concerns is surprisingly the color of the tie, fashion taking an upper hand over functionality. Most of the tie colors usually are restricted to the darker
shades, with the rationale probably being that darker colors tend to trap heat better than lighter ones. With maroon being a popular shade, some neutral colors such as grey and brown are also
popular. As with the other clothes, ties made of wool are also a good bet. The soft woolen material enveloping the neck is sure to enhance the warmth of almost the entire body.
Since wintry climates prompt most people to don corduroys, woolen sweaters and blazers, the ties too need to
complement these objectives. The atmosphere being dull and chilling, it would be a good idea to match the tie’s color and texture with the overall ambience.