In recent years, silk grenadine ties have become very popular because they lend even solid colors a beautiful textures.
At Fort Belvedere, we decided to create a grenadine tie with a wool cashmere blend, paired with silk because it provides a soft touch and color tone that is ideal for the colder Fall Winter months of the year.
What makes this Wool Cashmere Grenadine Tie in Dark Blue, Light Blue & Off White so special?
1. Fabric. The yarn for this fabric is made of Cashmere and Merino Wool and then paired with black silk to create the typical grenadine look and feel. Woven on very old, slow looms, it is an expensive fabric but the color depth of the fabric more than compensates for the increased price. The gray of this tie is a bit lighter and more mottled than the orange gray striped wool cashmere grenadine tie we offer.
Exclusively woven for Fort Belvedere in Italy on heirloom looms, this fabric has a wonderfully soft finish and mottled colors that is very different from a silk grenadine fabric.
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 style. We opted for wide stripes for a different look. Although classic in its style the off white stripe separated the bold gray and orange stripes, and this tie can be worn not only with solids and patterns suits but also with striped suits and tweeds.
3. Handmade. These ties are entirely sewn by hand, which is important to lend tie the flexibility.
4. Outstanding Knot All Fort Belvedere ties are designed to form a stunning knot and feature classic 3-fold construction with an Italian wool interlining. All is held together by a 3-ply silk thread from Germany in Fort Belvedere green. Because it is a wool tie, the fabric is a little thicker than the shantung stripe.
5.Ties in 3 Sizes. Fort Belvedere offers 3 different sizes so that each man can attain the ideal proportions for their height, no matter if you are shorter, tall or regular height.
SHORT - for men that are 5'8" - 173 cm or shorter
REGULAR - for men that are around 5'11 - 180cm tall
LONG for men that are 6'3" - 190cm or taller
The combination of light blue, dark blue and off white is per se nothing unusual. However, this Fort Belvedere tie comes in a beautiful blue that is a shade or two brighter than navy, and the light blue is beautifully mottled giving the tie extra depth. of dark green with a mid mottled gray is truly superb and the choice of sophisticated gentlemen. It is not loud and doesn't scream for attention, yet it is beautiful because of its softness and details.
The bold stripes pair well with all kinds of solid suits and the color palette is perfectly business appropriate. However, due to the soft wool-cashmere blend, this tie is also the perfect companion for the country club or weekend outfits.
This tie is a modernized classic, that should be part of every proper tie collection.
Even though it has a much softer look and feel than silk, it can still be worn with a navy, gray or charcoal business suit because the bold stripe adds elegance.
Begin by untying the knot it in the opposite way you tied it; never store ties knotted! Roll it up for a day to allow the wrinkles to relax, and then hang on a tie rack in your closet.
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.
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