TIE PORN, THE SEVEN FOLD TIE

IMG_9154The internet has been a blessing, a about a few years ago my idea of the holy grail of ties had a picture of an artisan sewing away on the finest silk there is somewhere in Naples. By way of the internet and some resourceful books comes the seven fold tie,

like many others I sat behind my laptop wondering what the fuss was about these ties. First and foremost it still baffles me how an art of construction along with it’s appreciation loses it’s ground to what we shamefully call ties these days, maybe our pockets strangled our appetite for elegance, or we simply got bored. Whatever the case maybe I am glad to say I have finally acquainted myself with a seven fold tie courtesy of Samuel Windsor. When a seven fold tie rounds your neck it feels like a king’s robe on a good morning. The construction truly leaves little to be desired, thicker feel, incomparable drape, a larger looking tie knot, and a more hefty weight .The term 7-fold originates from how the necktie is constructed. the tie is made out of a single piece of fabric that is folded 7 times,Instead of sewing an inlay into the tie. The seven fold has literally become the badge for sartorial muscle thanks to the web. I finally got my badge. IMG_9183IMG_9179

photography by Allen A. Coleman

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