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 latter variety in a rich red. It takes a number of unique steps to create these superb knitted ties.
To create a one-of-a-kind Cri de La Soie tie, Fort Belvedere sources a special heavy silk yarn that is spun, dyed and customized in the Alps to harmonize specifically with a rare, 100-year-old knitting machine. The yarns are knitted flat in a painstakingly slow process that can only be directed by a skilled craftsman. Once the knitting process is complete, the knitted silk is sewn by hand down the center seam and individually applied to a wooden mold, where they remain for a few days to form the ideal shape. The top and bottom of the tie are sewn shut, labels are attached, and final tie is ready for wearing. Extensive quality control assures that each tie produced with a high attention to detail.
We're proud to offer such a unique, high-quality Cri de la Soie knit tie that is produced using traditional methods - and without a doubt, one will be a great addition to your wardrobe!
147cm by 7cm; 58" by 2 3/4"
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.
This Fort Belvedere Cri de Soie silk neckwear will go well with your shetland, donegal or saxony tweed sportscoat, a sweater vest and suede shoes, or alternatively with a chalk stripe suit, a vest and a blue shirt. Since this variety of tie is a bit stiffer than most other knitted ties, you can pop up the tie knot slightly to create a more stylized look, similar to when you use a collar pin.
Overall, this classic red knit tie is a wardrobe staple that never goes out of style. It pairs well with both white, blue, or striped shirts and dark suits or pastel colored shirts in yellow or brown and a sportscoat. Together with the navy tie, you will likely wear this red tie a many times, and hence it is a great investment.
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.
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