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Borrelli Question: Is this a 7-Fold Tie?

post #1 of 13
Thread Starter 
I am having a discussion with an Ebay seller who claims that the following tie is a 7-Fold tie.

I don't think it is. Can you confirm this?

post #2 of 13
no, afraid not
post #3 of 13
Thread Starter 
Is it not a seven fold?
post #4 of 13
Could it be what Chuck would call a "double four-fold"? It seems to have 4 folds and to be lined with the same material.
post #5 of 13
Quote:
Originally Posted by Roger
Could it be what Chuck would call a "double four-fold"? It seems to have 4 folds and to be lined with the same material.

No. Its a regularly constructed tie. All regular constructed ties are made with a tiny fold over the edge so as not to be visible when the tie might be turned over. The inside (hidden fold) is simply sewn together.

Regular tie.
post #6 of 13
Quite, sorry to be unclear. It is not a 7 fold tie.
post #7 of 13
Standard four fold, self-tipped.
Stick your finger up the tie and you should be able to feel where the tipping ends, and the lining begins.
post #8 of 13
send it back, point the seller at this thread, see what he says...
post #9 of 13
It's not a sevenfold, but still looks like a great tie. I'm currently wearing a Borrelli from Lance that's also like that in the sense that it's self-tipped and the inside silk has the pattern from the outside, but not a sevenfold.
post #10 of 13
It is a common misconception on ebay that a self-tipped tie is necessarily a seven-fold. I suspect some sellers are making an honest mistake. I'm sure others are not.

Nice looking tie, though.
post #11 of 13
4-fold tie.
post #12 of 13
But not a "double-four fold," which is more like a 7-fold than a "regular" tie. (cf. Carlo Franco's 7-folds, which are actually double-fours, IIRC)

That is a normally constructed, albeit self-tipped, neck tie.

A 7-fold (double-4) looks like this on the inside:
post #13 of 13
it looks pretty cute tie. I would keep it, but do tell the seller that it's not 7 fold tie and he should give you 40%+ off on next tie you buy from him or something..
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