Men's ties come in various fabrics, however, the main fabrics are silk or polyester. Polyester ties are for the budget end or one-time use. Our collection is mainly 100% silk the traditional fabric for men's ties. We have an assorted choice of brand names to choose from. Also, take note that the width measurement is taken at its widest part. 6cm for a skinny tie and 8cm for a standard tie. Any wider and you need to take a trip back to the '70s! Also, check out our mens black tie page if you are looking for dark-colour ties.
Silk ties can make a wonderful gift for a man and you don't need to know his size!
Take advantage of our reduced ties!
Silk Tie Pink Pineapples by Uberstone. Width 6cm
Uberstone Plain Black Silk Tie Slimline 6cm Wide
Fuchsia Leaf Print Design 100% Silk Slimline Tie by Uberstone
Black & White Leaf Print Design 100% Silk Slimline Tie by Uberstone
Joe Black 100% Silk Bronze Tie Etched Foulard Width 7.5cm
Joe Black 100% Silk Grey Tie Modern Floral Width 7.5cm
Joe Black 100% Silk Blue Modern Floral Tie Width 7.5cm
Joe Black 100% Silk Bronze on Navy Leaf Design Tie. Width 7.5cm
Joe Black 100% Woven Silk Tie Blue on Navy Leaf Design. Width 7.5cm
Joe Black 100% Woven Silk Tie Geometric Foulard Design Width 7.5cm
Gibson Pure Silk Tie Hexagonal Spot Design Black. Width 6.5cm
Gibson Pure Silk Tie Hexagonal Spot Design Wine Width 6.5cm
How we describe men's ties on our site.
In terms of patternation, ties can have various patterns including:
Solid: A solid tie is a simple tie that has a single, solid colour.
Stripe: A striped tie has parallel lines of different colours or shades.
Dot: A dot tie has small, round dots of different colours or shades.
Foulard: A foulard tie has a small, repeating pattern, often in a paisley, floral or geometric design.
Geometric: A geometric tie has a pattern made up of shapes such as squares, triangles, or circles.
Plaid: A plaid tie has a pattern that is made up of intersecting lines of different colours or shades.
Paisley: A paisley tie has a pattern that is made up of a repeating, curvy teardrop shape.
Check: A checked tie has a pattern made up of intersecting lines that form squares or rectangles.
Houndstooth: A houndstooth tie has a pattern made up of small, broken check marks.
Herringbone: A herringbone tie has a pattern made up of a series of V-shapes.
Argyle: An argyle tie has a pattern made up of diamond shapes, often in multiple colours or shades.
Basketweave: A basketweave tie has a pattern that resembles a woven basket.
Jacquard: A jacquard tie has a complex, intricate pattern that is woven into the fabric.
The pattern you choose will depend on your personal style and the occasion for which you will wear the tie.
Woven Pattern versus Printed pattern
Woven ties and printed ties differ in their construction and the way the patterns are created on the tie fabric.
Woven ties are made using a Jacquard loom, which weaves the pattern into the fabric as it is being produced. The result is a tie with a raised texture and a more luxurious look and feel. The pattern on a woven tie is an intrinsic part of the fabric, and as such, it is more durable and resistant to fading or wearing off over time.
Printed ties, on the other hand, are made by printing the pattern onto the fabric after the fabric has been produced. The pattern on a printed tie is flat and does not have the same texture as a woven tie. Printed ties are generally less expensive than woven ties and are a good option for those who want to experiment with different patterns or colour combinations.
In general, woven ties are considered to be of higher quality due to the complexity and handle and feel of the tie. While printed ties are faster to produce but also can achieve designs too difficult to weave.
The interlining of a tie is the layer between the front of the tie and the back lining. It provides structure and support to the tie and helps it to hold its shape and drape nicely. There are several different materials that can be used for the interlining of a tie, including:
A wool or cotton interlining is a common choice for ties and provides a plush feel to the tie.
A silk interlining is a popular choice for high-end ties and provides a luxurious feel and drape to the tie. The folds of a six fold tie become the interlinings to some degree.
Some ties may use synthetic materials such as polyester or rayon as the interlining, which are less expensive but also less durable and luxurious than silk or wool.
Three Fold versus Six Fold Ties
The difference between a six-fold tie and a three-fold tie refers to the way the fabric is folded and constructed to make the tie.
A three-fold tie is the most common type of tie and is made by folding the fabric into three sections and then sewing the two sides of the tie together. This type of tie is easy to make, and it is often used for most ties.
A six-fold tie, on the other hand, is made by folding the fabric into six sections and then sewing it together. This method of construction is more complex and time-consuming, but it results in a more luxurious and high-quality tie. A six-fold tie has a thicker and more substantial feel to it and is typically made from finer materials, such as silk. Six fold ties are the ultimate, are hand made and are the most expensive.
In general, a six-fold tie is considered to be of higher quality than a three-fold tie due to its more complex construction and the use of finer materials. However, the type of tie you choose will depend on your personal style preferences, the occasion for which you will wear it, and more importantly your budget.
Countries of Origin
Men's ties are made in a variety of countries, including Italy, France, England, and the United States, among others. The quality of ties from different countries can vary, but some of the countries that are known for producing high-quality ties include:
Italy: Italian ties are renowned for their superior craftsmanship and attention to detail. They are often made from luxurious fabrics such as silk and feature intricate patterns and designs.
England: English ties are known for their traditional style and quality. They often feature classic patterns, such as stripes or paisleys, and are made from high-quality materials.
France: French ties are known for their elegant, understated style. They are often made from lightweight fabrics, such as silk or linen, and feature subtle patterns and designs.
Asian countries, including China and India, produce men's ties. These countries have a long history of textile production and have developed a thriving manufacturing industry that produces a variety of products, including ties.
For a long time now the production of men's ties has shifted to countries with lower labour costs, such as China and India, which has allowed for the production of more affordable ties. These ties are typically made with lower-quality materials and are less durable, but they are still a popular choice among consumers due to their low cost.
While some Asian-made ties can be of good quality, it is important to look for ties that are made with high-quality materials and attention to detail, regardless of where they were produced. The best way to determine the quality of a tie purchased online is to read the detail in the copy and note the price point also buy silk, not polyester. Better to let the silkworms do the job rather than create more polyester!
In general, the quality of a tie is dependent on a number of factors, including the quality of the fabric, the type of interlining used, and the skill of the craftsperson who made it. A tie that is well-made from high-quality materials will last longer and look better over time.