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post #22996 of 24692
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We made our first tie 3 years ago.  Have been selling some ties regularly, but, never was completely satisfied.

 

Early this year, we embarked on a journey to make good, hand-made ties. Ties as good as any.

 

We started with the process of getting the pattern and proportions right. It took us some time but we got there. Then, there were 3 challenges: workmanship, tie-fabrics and interlining.

 

We have a good team with diverse talents. So, with some efforts, we got the finish right. Completely hand made and every tie made to exact proportions.

 

Fabrics: Started by sourcing some wool ones as we have good relations with suiting makers. But, real ties need real tie fabrics, silk and blends. Undertook a journey and reached Como. Bought some wonderful fabrics made by the best tie fabric maker in the world. All the best brands use the same source.

 

But, the biggest challenge was the interlining. Found no one who makes real wool interlining for ties. It seems there is no market. Some of the good tie makers use a wool blend, but, we wanted real wool, like the good old days. Found a mill that used to make it but stopped making 35 years ago. The current generation of owners do not know about the fabric. Met the old, retired previous owner and told him what we need. He said, cannot be done. Reason: The old machines are retired and the yarn is not available either. On my insistence, he agreed to try. The old machines were dusted and took a month of trials for them to come to life.

 

He found yarn in his stock that was from the 70s. A small quantity but perfect condition. He said it was precious yarn saved for some personal project that never came to life. The machine was run and fabric made. According to the old man, this interlining was better that what they sold back then. We made the ties and tested them in regular wear for strength. Some lab tests later, they are now ready for market.

 

We still need to think about the period after we run out of this stock. But for now, we have wonderful ties to enjoy.

 

 

Wool, silk and linen blend and Shantung

 

 

 

 

 

 

100% Wool

 

 

 

 

100% Silk

 

 

 

 

Silk and Cashmere

 

Grenadines - We have 2 weaves and a wide range of colors.

 

 

 

 

 

PS: Not sharing names or location on request.

post #22997 of 24692

^^ these look good Luxire! How good are they at tying a great knot?

post #22998 of 24692
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Originally Posted by ShawnBC View Post
 

^^ these look good Luxire! How good are they at tying a great knot?

 

Thank you Shawn. Knots are very nice. We try balancing the knot by adjusting the construction and interlining. Here is a sample cellphone pic.

 

 

post #22999 of 24692
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post #23000 of 24692

I wore my Luxire Tuxedo last night for the second time.

 

Luxire Tuxedo, Shirt & Bow Tie

 

 

post #23001 of 24692

Wow. If these ties and squares are legit, shit just got real.

 

If I didn't have a navy, green, and rust grenadine already :foo: I would've instakopped one of those.

post #23002 of 24692
Good to know ties are available! But more expensive than sam Hober who makes fantastic grenadine ties too.
post #23003 of 24692
Yes. Even with the discount it works out the same as Hober (who also uses wool linings) if you want to change the length or width. Did I miss where the construction was discussed...are these 3 fold, 6 fold, self-tipped, hand-rolled?
post #23004 of 24692
Can someone please help me choose fabrics for chinos? If someone got some chinos from luxire that would be great!
post #23005 of 24692
Thread Starter 

Going by Sam Hober terminologies, our ties are "lined, six fold, hand rolled edges, without tipping".  See images below. Thus, our ties are 20% cheaper than their base ties with similar construction. With the discount, we are about 35% cheaper.

 

I do not think anyone can sell such quality ties at a lower price.  There are not many who sell such quality anyways.

 

 

 

 

post #23006 of 24692
Interesting! Sorry if it has been stated, but what is this discount? I will order a couple of ties accordingly!
post #23007 of 24692
Thread Starter 

^ Use discount code: WORLDBESTTIES for 20% off.

post #23008 of 24692
Thread Starter 

What do friends here think of Zimmerli, Pantarella, Bellroy?

 

For items that we do not make, we are planning on selling those from other manufacturers who do a good job. We have thus tied up with Zimmerli for underwears and Pantharella for socks. We are also working with Marcoliani for socks and Bellroy for small leather accessories.

 

The idea of our tie-ups will be to present the highest quality to our customers. Some of these brands are not cheap, but, we will try and infuse the value proportion to our offerings by pricing them competitively.

post #23009 of 24692
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Originally Posted by luxire View Post

We made our first tie 3 years ago.  Have been selling some ties regularly, but, never was completely satisfied.

Early this year, we embarked on a journey to make good, hand-made ties. Ties as good as any.

We started with the process of getting the pattern and proportions right. It took us some time but we got there. Then, there were 3 challenges: workmanship, tie-fabrics and interlining.

We have a good team with diverse talents. So, with some efforts, we got the finish right. Completely hand made and every tie made to exact proportions.

Fabrics: Started by sourcing some wool ones as we have good relations with suiting makers. But, real ties need real tie fabrics, silk and blends. Undertook a journey and reached Como. Bought some wonderful fabrics made by the best tie fabric maker in the world. All the best brands use the same source.

But, the biggest challenge was the interlining. Found no one who makes real wool interlining for ties. It seems there is no market. Some of the good tie makers use a wool blend, but, we wanted real wool, like the good old days. Found a mill that used to make it but stopped making 35 years ago. The current generation of owners do not know about the fabric. Met the old, retired previous owner and told him what we need. He said, cannot be done. Reason: The old machines are retired and the yarn is not available either. On my insistence, he agreed to try. The old machines were dusted and took a month of trials for them to come to life.

He found yarn in his stock that was from the 70s. A small quantity but perfect condition. He said it was precious yarn saved for some personal project that never came to life. The machine was run and fabric made. According to the old man, this interlining was better that what they sold back then. We made the ties and tested them in regular wear for strength. Some lab tests later, they are now ready for market.

We still need to think about the period after we run out of this stock. But for now, we have wonderful ties to enjoy.
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Wool, silk and linen blend and Shantung








100% Wool






100% Silk






Silk and Cashmere



Grenadines - We have 2 weaves and a wide range of colors.





PS: Not sharing names or location on request.


I'm thinking of getting the bronze/brown grenadine but not sure what to match it with? What else besides a brown suit?
post #23010 of 24692
Does anyone have pics of the pocket squares in the wild and can compare them to other famous makers?
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