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 Orange, Gray & 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.
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
Since this is a wide stripe, it makes a bolder statement to begin with. To counteract that, we chose mottled, more subtle colors for this tie so you can wear it with a range of different outfits.
Of course it works with any kind of gray or charcoal but the orange works also particularly well with browns and greens. Even blues and navys can work. Since the tie is softer and not shiny, it is not a classic business tie, even though the stripe size is still classic.
Considering that many offices have a very relaxed dress code today, this tie is office appropriate in most places, except very traditional white collar institutions.
Because of its softness in touch, look and feel this tie is the perfect companion for fall-winter outfits. No matter if you wear a blazer, a tweed suit or a corduroy jacket, this tie will complement your outfit.
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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