Houndstooth, also known as dogtooth or sometimes called Pepita is a classic pattern that orginated in a wool cloth in Scotland. As such, we decided to offer it just like the original in wool rather than silk made up as a tie. The color palette of light blue and navy makes it both wearable with muted blues and darks as well as with more colorfull tweeds and flannels. The houndstooth is of medium size so it forms a clear pattern on the tie. Houndstooth is absolutely perfect for a classic fall winter outfit, but it can also be combined with plain solid worsted suits. Due to the thickness of the wool fabric, we use a soft, thin wool interlining from Italy so you get a properly sized tie knot .
1. Fort Belvedere sources this unusual houndstooth wool cloth from a family owned Italian mill.
2. The tie is completely handmade / hand sewn and the thin interlining is made of merino wool, which is wonderfully soft.
3. High quality finishing touches: untipped and self tipped versions available, signature green 3-ply silk yarn from Germany so you can enjoy this tie for years to come. While other ties' thread rips over time, this silk thread is sturdy and at the same time the Fort Belvedere hallmark
4. Fort Belvedere offers 3 different sizes so that each man can attain the best proportions for their height and trouser style.
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
Most modern, and especially inexpensive ties have thick polyester interlinings and only allow for thick, bulky tie knots. On the other hand Fort Belvedere ties, use all wool interlinings that are elastic and result into a fantastic knot. you need not be limited to only one shape. Elegant gentlemen such as Prince Charles, or John F. Kennedy preferred worn smaller, elegant four-in-hand tie knots. Fort Belvedere allows you to tie small, regular and big tie knots! Choose the correct size tie for your stature for small and normal size tie knots, or chose the next longer tie for Balthus or double Windsor knots.
This houndstooth tie pairs well with all kinds of flannel suits, worsteds and tweeds. Grey, navy and brown colors will work just as well as beige,khaki or green. It is a classic pattern that will look very good with all of your outfits.
How to Store This Tie
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 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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