High quality knit ties are available in two relative varieties: soft ties have a more flexible, smooth feel and Cri de la Soie ("cry of the silk") ties have a stiffer, almost crunchy feel to the knit. Here, we are offering you the luxurious soft variety in a deep two tone red & dark blue by Fort Belvedere. Two tone ties are very difficult to find. Their unique character is fully displayed when you allow the slim end peek out next to the wider front, showing the varying depth of color and creating a sophisticated, multi-dimensional look. It takes a number of unique steps to create these knitted pieces of art.
To create a one-of-a-kind soft knit tie, Fort Belvedere sources a special heavy silk yarn that is spun, dyed and customized to harmonize specifically with a rare, 70-year-old knitting machine. The yarns are knitted in a seamless tube shape, using a painstakingly slow, process that can only be directed by skilled craftsmen. Each machine has a wheel which determines the pattern and texture of the tie. These wheels have to be filed by hand on a regular basis in order to ensure top quality knit ties. Once the knitting process is complete, the knitted silk is individually applied to a wooden mold, where they remain for a few days. The ties are then ironed and steamed to create the desired shape, and finished by sewing the top and bottom and the application of labels. Extensive quality control assures that each tie produced with a high attention to detail.
We're proud to offer such a unique, high-quality soft knit tie that has a beautiful changeant effect so the red and blue alter slightly with the direction of the light.
145cm by 6cm; 57" by 2 3/8"
For ideal results, we recommend using a four in hand knot for a knit tie - most other knots create a bulky result. Traditionally, knit silk ties have a casual character, but today formal dress codes have changed and you have more room to express your individual style. Consider a stiffer Cri de Soie tie for a crisper look and soft knit ties for more relaxed combinations.
Our two tone light blue & brown neckwear will pair well with suits or jackets in brown, gray and navy as well as with tweed. Overall, this tie is a bit more casual, although the two tone effect is also combines nicely with business suits.
This striking red and blue knit tie is a perfect amalgamation of two classic colors in a reinvented form. These soft knit ties are a bit lighter than our Cri de la Soie ties, requiring less silk, which is why we can offer them to you for less.
As with all neckwear, this tie should never be stored while knotted. Hanging storage will eventually cause the tie to stretch, so the qualities of this tie will be best preserved by storing them rolled, as seen in the picture, or flat.
This traditional silk knit tie will arrive in a heavy, classic Fort Belvedere gift box for you or your recipient to enjoy. Furthermore, consider saving the box for travel or storage of your purchase.
Fine men's clothing and accessories are our passion. If you have any questions, or need assistance with product selection, please contact us! We are always happy to help you build your wardrobe or choose a unique gift.