A bespoke or custom made tie is constructed to your specifications, unlike a ready to wear tie that comes in a standard size. Getting your ties custom made is likely to result in greater satisfaction since you are able to choose a tie whose width and length perfectly matches your body proportions, or one that suits your particular style preference. The customisable options are explained below:
The cloth from which a tie is made is folded upon itself a number of times to give shape and body. Three folds are standard and recommended if you are not sure which of the ‘folds’ options to select. Buyers typically opt for more than 3 folds to obtain a luxury tie whose weight and structure are derived from one large piece of fabric with little or no interlining made from a less expensive material.
This is a matter of personal preference, but the following guidance will help those unsure about what to choose. If you are 6ft and above and wide-built, then choose a tie 9cm in width. If you are 6ft and above and slim- to medium-built then choose a tie 8.5cm in width. If you are under 6ft choose an 8 or 8.5cm width for your tie.
Inside nearly all ties is a thick, separate piece of fabric called an interlining. This gives structure to the tie. A small number of necktie sellers offer unlined ties, but even so unlined ties usually contain an interlining, albeit a much thinner one than that found within a lined tie. A lined tie, which most tie wearers are accustomed to, is recommended if you are not sure which ‘interlining’ option to select. Un unlined tie is a touch less formal than a lined tie though it would be perfectly suitable for most work places.
Tipping refers to the piece of fabric that’s sewn to the back of the tie, right at the two ends. “Self-tipping” means that the back is tipped with the same silk, linen, wool, cashmere or cotton as the front; “navy tipping” means it’s tipped with a navy silk; and “untipped” means there’s no fabric sewn at the back at all. If you are unsure which of the tipping options to select, choose “Best matched tipping”, and the maker will add a tipping in a colour that best matches the colour of the tie. NB. You may choose to have your tie with a normal interlining as well as untipped at the same time. The interlining will, however, not extend to the tip and therefore remain out of sight.
To determine the tie length that best suits you, measure the length of one of your ties. Next, put on the tie, tying it with the knot you normally use. The front blade should hang just over the top of the waistband of your trousers (or pants). Measure the distance between the tip of the back blade and the tip of the front blade. To get your correct tie length, add this measurement to the length of the tie and subtract 2/3 cm to avoid the back blade hanging longer than the front.
This is simply that fabric loop sewn into the backside of the front blade. It’s where you slip your back blade if you don’t want it to move around.
The customisation available through a bespoke tie service can only be achieved through skilled handwork, which takes time. Therefore please allow 2 – 5 weeks from the placement of your order for delivery of your bespoke tie/s.
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