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 this unique shantung silk is that it pairs well 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.
A navy striped bow tie is probably one of the most underrated neckties today. As outfits are getting more casual and even associates in law firms start to wear brown shoes instead of black, a navy tie doesn't just work with your weekend outfits but also with your everyday clothing.
This tie's main color tone of navy blue shantung silk is underlaid by red, which gives it more color depth and makes it even easier to combine with other items in your wardrobe. The cream & yellow stripes allow you to wear it with dark suits as well as business shirts, and the navy works with anything casual.
Once you have a red bow tie in your collection, a navy one should definitely follow soon thereafter.
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.