Oct

1

Brown, lavender and navy effortlessly worn by one of our very first clients who still remains a good friend and valued customer, weareallalright 

Nabil scores a convincing VFCHAYWOW win with a very, very old brown Macclesfield printed silk tie from one of our very first collections in 2011.  

Congrats, buddy! 

The next round of VFCHAYWOW continues immediately and ends in two weeks from now. Send in your entries to show off how you wear our wares to haywow@vandafineclothing.com, and stand a chance to win a S$50 voucher!

Brown, lavender and navy effortlessly worn by one of our very first clients who still remains a good friend and valued customer, weareallalright

Nabil scores a convincing VFCHAYWOW win with a very, very old brown Macclesfield printed silk tie from one of our very first collections in 2011.

Congrats, buddy!

The next round of VFCHAYWOW continues immediately and ends in two weeks from now. Send in your entries to show off how you wear our wares to haywow@vandafineclothing.com, and stand a chance to win a S$50 voucher!

Sep

26

Bow tie commandment #1: Thou shalt not attempt a perfect knot

Purple Hexagons bow tie and Red Zigzags pocket square against a navy flannel suit

Sep

25

Worn: Brown-Yellow Striped Grenadine necktie in grossa weave and Burnt Orange Mosaic square

Unexpectedly excellent colour combination of brown, deep yellow and turquoise

Sep

24

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: Hidden tag
We chose to place our tags most discreetly, hidden under the strap. We hate tags that get in the way of function as much as the next iGent, but for practical reasons, we have to sew them on - as tastefully as possible, of course.

Bow tie details: Hidden tag

We chose to place our tags most discreetly, hidden under the strap. We hate tags that get in the way of function as much as the next iGent, but for practical reasons, we have to sew them on - as tastefully as possible, of course.

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/

Sep

19

Sep

18

We will be showcasing our wares at Keepers this weekend (20-21 Sept) from 1100-2200hrs alongside many other local artisans and designers!
Be sure to stop by and say hi at the black diamond structure that houses Keepers, diagonally opposite Mandarin Gallery along Orchard Road!
P.S. - Don’t come by the workshop this weekend - see you at Keepers!

We will be showcasing our wares at Keepers this weekend (20-21 Sept) from 1100-2200hrs alongside many other local artisans and designers!

Be sure to stop by and say hi at the black diamond structure that houses Keepers, diagonally opposite Mandarin Gallery along Orchard Road!

P.S. - Don’t come by the workshop this weekend - see you at Keepers!