In recent years shantung stripes have softened traditional stripe patterns and made them more suitable to wear with all kinds of casual garments and combinations. However, not many bow ties have been designed that way.
At Fort Belvedere, we always focus on quality and unique items. As such we designed exclusive two-tone Shantung stripe fabrics, which you will not find anywhere else. We made them into ties as well as bow ties.
The advantage of those unique shantung is that they pair with classic business outfits and casual combinations alike because the two-tone colors tie everything together.
1. Fabric. The shantung silk used for this tie has the typical shantung knobs that are so characteristic for the fabric. On top of that, we added a finer silk yarn in a similar yet contrasting color to the weave, which results in a beautiful rich two-tone look that changes with the light, without being shiny. It's very sophisticated, and you have to see it in person to really appreciate its beauty. It pairs perfectly well with a pair of two-tone shadow stripe socks in blue and red. While not quite a grenadine shantung this fabric has a magnificent texture.
Exclusively woven for Fort Belvedere in Italy on heirloom looms, this fabric has a wonderfully soft finish that is different from regular Shantung ties. You can rest assured that this fabric cannot be found anywhere else.
2. Classic Pattern Reinvented. While traditional club or university stripes are always associated with a certain institution, we made sure to create a stripe that has no other associations, so you can wear it with pride. We sized the stripes so wide that it can be worn not only with solids and patterns suits but also with striped suits and even tweeds.
3. Handmade & Adjustable. This bow tie is hand made and adjustable to your neck size and one size fits it all.
This bow tie is not the first bow tie you should have in your closet but it is a fantastic addition for men who already have the basics and who want to add a different note to their outfit. This two-tone green tie is sophisticated and the purple and cream stripes create a great harmony.
With its subtle sheen and two-tone look, it pairs well with any business suit color as well as brown and of course green. On top of that, you can wear it with tweed, flannel, linen, worsted wool fall winter or summer suits.
If you want to take the next step on your sartorial journey, this bow tie is perfect for you. This tie as unique as you are, so why not show it in an understated, yet debonair way?
Begin by untying the knot pulling on the single ends on either side at the same time. Afterwards, store it in the giftbox of hanging on a rack.
This silk tie comes in a heavy Fort Belvedere gift box.
If you have any questions, about tie sizes, or if you need help choosing a tie for yourself or if you want to buy it as a gift, please get in touch with us, we are more than happy to help you.