Worn: Brown-Yellow Striped Grenadine necktie in grossa weave and Burnt Orange Mosaic square
Unexpectedly excellent colour combination of brown, deep yellow and turquoise
Bow tie details: Razor sharp corners
To achieve the fine finish, we use the same technique that we use to make our shirt collar corners sharp. While joining the bow tie, we insert a thread that catches the stitch right at the corner, and pull on this thread to get the corners sharp.
Quite a bit more effort involved, but the results justify the work!
Bow tie details: Double-side pick stitch
To secure the ends of the bow tie in the most elegant way possible, we chose to sew them by hand with a double-sided pick stitch with a fine silk thread that is strong and almost invisible.
Bow tie details: Hardware - solid cast nickel sliders in gun-metal. Made in U.S.A.
In our experiments, we found sliders to be a far more elegant option than the factory-made sized hook + polyester tape gadgets. These sliders allow adjustment of our bow ties to fit neck sizes from 14”-19”.
Being cast instead of stamped, these sliders have buttery smooth edges that will never snag your bow tie or shirt collar. The raised middle bar also reduces bulk and allows for a slimmer profile.
Our special thanks goes to G.W. for generously sharing this factory’s contact information with us, and to M.A. for lending us his neck for size testing!
After almost a year of experimentation, we are finally happy enough with our bow ties to put them up for sale with our new collection.
We’ve tested unlined vs lined, bias vs non-bias, cotton vs wool interlining and various methods of sewing and pressing - pretty much every detail of the humble bow tie before settling on our current make.
Our first collection of bow ties is made with a lightweight shantung silk, sewn with a pure cotton interlining. They are made in a wide batwing shape that measures about 2 3/8” wide, and can be adjusted by sliders to fit neck sizes ranging from 14-19”.
In line with our lightweight and natural aesthetic, our self-tie bow ties are gloriously light and floppy, and will tie a perfectly imperfect knot - just the way they should be.
We hope you enjoy wearing these.
Our new neckties are no less interesting - the Brown-Yellow Striped Grenadine in grossa weave and Blue Melange Twill are both autumnal staples that you would not want to miss!
Shop our new collection here: http://vandafineclothing.com/store/