Following our recent project with Italian tiemaker Passaggio Cravatte, I’m pleased to offer the second iteration of this collaboration, focusing on regimental ties. (You can see the samples at the bottom of the post.)
For anyone who missed the first project, Passaggio Cravatte is a young tiemaking company based just outside Milan, but using a workshop in Naples to make lightweight ties very much redolent of that region. They specialise in multifold, lightly lined ties that tie a beautiful knot but sit gently on the wearer. I particularly recommend both four fold and seven-fold varieties.
As with the first offer, ties can be tipped or untipped. For untipped ties, add €5.
All orders should be made to my address, [email protected], and payment will be made to Gianni at Passaggio on confirmation of the order. He only accepts bank transfers for payment, and will confirm postage costs. Postage by UPS to the US is normally around €50 (in the Passaggio box). Details of width and length can also be confirmed with Gianni at that point.
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Just out of curiosity, is there any benefit, either practical or pertaining to craft, to an untipped tie?
Practically, no. In terms of craft, yes, in that it means the bottom edge of the tie has to be carefully rolled over and hand sewn, in the same way a fine handkerchief is. Aesthetically there is that, plus the fact you see the reverse of the silk, perhaps creating the feeling of a closer connection to this lovely material wrapped around your neck
I was brought up with the idea that I shouldn’t wear any tie that might be a regimental/school/club tie unless I was certain I was entitled to wear it and I’ve always thought better safe than sorry on the matter. Just wondering what your thoughts are on that?
I think the reference these days is so rare that it’s not really an issue, particularly so with regimentals this old