Glossary

 

 

7-FOLD TIE

 

The true 7-fold tie is cut from a single piece of silk fabric with an asymmetrical shape and folded seven times on itself. This type of tie is untipped and unlined, the edge of the tip have to be rolled to prevent the silk from unraveling. The 7-fold tie is entirely hand-made.

 

 

6-FOLD TIE

 

The tie 6-folds (also called Double-four fold) is an alteration of the 7-folds. The 6-fold tie is cut from a single piece of silk fabric with symmetrical shape and folded six times on itself. In this model is placed inside an interlining, usually made of cotton-wool blend, which serves to give more weight and form to the tie; The fabric of tip is the same type of tie (self-tipped) or in other material. The 6-fold tie is made entirely by hand.

 

 

CLASSIC TIE

 

The classic tie, that used in daily life, is realized with a lower use of fabric, is inserted an internal, generally in mixed material cotton-wool, which serves to give form and weight to the tie and the back of the tie is lined with tissue, of the same type of tie or other material.

 

 

 

BLADE OR FRONT

 

One of the three pieces of a tie. It is the front ending in a pointed tip. The width of the blade determines how large the tie is.

 

TAIL OR BACK

 

One of the three pieces of a tie. It is the back: long and narrow. 

 

 

NECK

 

 

 

 

One of the three pieces of a tie. It joins the back and the front.

 

 

 

LOOP OR KEEPER

 

A little loop of fabric stitched to the backside of the tie that you can use to keep the end of the tie in place.

 

 

INTERLINING

 

Some ties will have an interlining to help the tie hold its shape and give it more weight.

 

 

TIP

 

Partial lining sewed in at the back of the blade and tail end. 

Can be realized with the same fabric of the tie (self-tipped) or with another fabric.

 

 

PLAIN COLOUR

 

Pattern consisting of a single colour. 

 

ALL-OVER

 

A single unit is repeated so as to cover an entire surface in all directions.

 

 STRIPED

 

Diagonal pattern on a solid colour background. 

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