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The Soul of a Suit-Silk Tie

Oct 16, 2020

Custom Printed TiesBalzac, the father of French novels, once said: "The tie is a man's letter of introduction." A tie is a very good accessory for men. Just like a woman wearing an evening dress, a man wearing a tie will involuntarily raise his head and chest, showing the responsibility and charm of a man.

Neckties originated in wars. In the 17th century, mercenaries wore a cloth around their necks to tie the neckline of the armor. At that time, King Louis XIII fell in love with the cloth on the neckline at first sight. Under the pretext of commending soldiers, he ordered the dress code for soldiers, which gradually became a tradition. This piece of cloth later evolved into a bow tie, which is considered the source of the modern "tie".

At the beginning of the 19th century, most men wore all-black or all-white linen or thin cotton ties, and displayed their personalities in different tie styles. At that time, the expensive and difficult-to-weave silk materials were not only impractical but also difficult to obtain. After the loom came out in 1801, custom silk ties with partial small patterns could be woven and mass-produced quickly.

The biggest leap forward in tie structure began in 1924, when New York tie manufacturer Jesse Langsdorf turned the silk at a 45-degree angle before starting to cut the silk, allowing the silk to stretch and increase its toughness. By the 1950s and 1960s, the width of the tie had shrunk to less than 2 inches, and in the 1980s, the retro style of the narrow tie was blown.

Tie structure

The division of tie styles is mainly printed and wide and narrow, and wide and narrow often convey the first intuitive feeling than color, which is mainly divided into the wide tie and narrow tie.

The width of modern neckties is roughly 8cm as the dividing point. Those less than 8cm are classified as narrow neckties, and those larger than those are classified as wide neckties. Wide neckties are mainly suitable for formal occasions. The narrow tie is a more popular and young style in recent years. The width is about 5-7cm. It can also be used on formal occasions, but it will look young and fashionable.

Main production process

45-degree diagonal cut

45-degree diagonal cutting refers to a special method of cutting along the diagonal of the fabric.

This method can maximize the flexibility and flexibility of the fabric, so as to adapt to the deformation caused by the force of different parts of the tie when the tie is knotted so that the tie can remain draped without twisting and no wrinkles.

In order to determine whether a tie is cut diagonally by hand, a tensile test can be done. There are two measures: 1) Pull it up and down, it should be stretchable; 2) Pull it along a 45-degree direction, and the tie should not stretch at all.


Skip stitch

For hand-sewn neckties, the folded part on the back of the necktie has a loop, which plays a very important role in maintaining the shape of the necktie. No matter what the tie is pulled into, just pull the skipping stitch gently. Restore.

The difficulty of this skipping stitch process is also reflected in the fact that it must penetrate the two sides and inner lining of the reverse side of the tie, but it cannot also sew the front side. This compares the skill of the technician, and the machine cannot do it.


Reinforced tacking

On the back of the tie, there is a horizontal bartack, which can sew the folded sides of the tie together like a stapler. Its main function is to strengthen skip stitches and ensure the stability of the tie.

If the tie starts to appear uncomfortable after wearing it for a period of time, there is a kind of bubble-like ups and downs, it is probably because there is no such tack.



The lining of the general tie runs through the ends, but there are also unlined or half-lined ones. The drape feeling of the fully lined is better than that of the unlined, and it looks stable.



The level of custom printed ties directly determines the temperament of a tie. Inferior printing often looks wrong and very gaudy. The high-level printing has clear edges, vivid colors, and full of aura.

In traditional screen printing, the more colorful the tie, the more difficult and expensive it is to make, and the more "worth it" to buy.


Washing and curing


You can use plywood or thin plywood to make a model according to the size of the tie. Put the tie on the model, and use a soft brush dipped in detergent to gently scrub the tie. Then rinse it with clean water. After washing, let it dry for a while, then line it with a white damp cloth and iron it with an iron. The model can then be removed. In this way, the tie will not be deformed and will be as smooth as new.

When drying, use a thin sponge to cushion the jaws to prevent the fabric from getting out of shape and wrinkles.

If there are blood or milk stains on the tie, grind the carrots, mix with salt, apply on the stains and rub it gently, then rinse with water.

If coffee or tea is spilled on the tie, take it off immediately and scrub it with hot water to wash it off. If the stain is dry, wipe the stained area with a mixed solution of glycerin and egg yolk, and then rinse with water after it dries.



1. Please untie the bow tie immediately after use, and gently untie it from the knot, avoid pulling the table cloth and lining forcefully to avoid permanent wrinkles caused by fiber breakage.

2. After the knot is untied, please fold the tie in half or hang it up with a tie, and pay attention to whether the place is smooth to avoid scratching the tie.

3. When driving the seat belt, do not tie the tie inside the seat belt to avoid wrinkles.

4. After wearing the same tie once, please wear it every few days, and first put the tie in a cool place or spray a little water to restore the wrinkles to the original shape, and then put it in a dry place and place it flat or hang.

5. The tie should not be exposed to the sun to prevent yellowing and discoloration. Keep your tie dry and don’t put mothballs to prevent moths. When storing, it is best to iron it first to achieve the purpose of insecticide, sterilization, and moth prevention. The tie is best hung on a hanger and covered with a cloth bag to prevent dust.

6. Roll the wrinkled tie on a cylindrical beer bottle and let it sit overnight. The wrinkles on the tie will be eliminated the next day.


Common system

Custom Neckties have a long history and have gradually formed a variety of different methods, such as flat knots, double loop knots, cross knots, double-cross knots, Windsor knots, Prince Albert knots, coachman knots, and romantic knots. , Half-Windsor knot, four-hand knot, etc. All kinds of tie styles have their supporters, which shows that gentlemen are not willing to fall into a monotonous style. Also, modern silk technology makes the fabric stronger, the tie more three-dimensional, and easy to shape.