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post #16 of 21
FIHTies, I think I was mis-read. :-) I said they are self-tipped and that I did not know, nor care, what the interfacing is or if Hermes uses one. According to The Book of Ties, Hermes uses silk that's some number of mommes heavier than most of the tie-making industry. From personal experience I will say that, print or woven, they knot very well over and over for years without creasing, unlike, for example, my Barberas and Borrellis. Will
post #17 of 21
Does what the tie look like even matter to you?. You seem to be too bothered with how it is made, if it is an Oxford Union Tie, and seven-fold, I would still not be caught dead wearing it If it 'drapes' well, why does it matter, the essence of quality should be how it looks, not connoted by weather or not the interfacing is silk.
post #18 of 21
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If it 'drapes' well, why does it matter, the essence of quality should be how it looks, not connoted by weather or not the interfacing is silk.
It matters because it imacts the longevity of the tie. There's more to a good tie than just looks.
post #19 of 21
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(kalra2411 @ 12 July 2004, 6:55) If it 'drapes' well, why does it matter, the essence of quality should be how it looks, not connoted by weather or not the interfacing is silk.
It matters because it imacts the longevity of the tie. There's more to a good tie than just looks.
I see, I did not realise that. I do understand that a better construction normaly means a better looking garment, however in the case of ties; I will always go for looks as the main factor. I can just buy a new one.
post #20 of 21
the weight difference between an hermes woven silk and a printed silk isn't as much as i thought - i simply did a weight and feel test in my hands and although there is likely a bit of more heft to the woven ties, the printed silk ones are pretty thick i agree with Will above, both the printed and the woven knot very well, drape very well and i have no issues with post use creasing or damage and the longevity of the ties is amazing, they hold up and for labelking, the variety of woven ties is on par with the printed silk ones - everything from multi-coloured regiment stripes to modern dot matrix weaves, usually more complex patterns than the printed ones, which tend to be more whimsical patterns involving dancing animals or objects and the like and labelking is also correct, the product you find in hermes duty free stores is the exact same thing as in the actual hermes stores, there are no such things as 'seconds' with hermes goods and although this still doesn't answer the riddle of what's between the layers of silk, look at it this way, hermes doesn't skimp on their product, from their packaging to their clothes, it's all top notch material and as such, it can likely be deduced that whatever is used for interfacing, it's likely of very good quality
post #21 of 21
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i agree with Will above, both the printed and the woven knot very well, drape very well and i have no issues with post use creasing or damage and the longevity of the ties is amazing, they hold up
I just visited the New York Hermes store at 62nd and Madison and they once again stock the silk twill ties in more subtle and classic patterns than the animal prints of recent years. The only wear issues I've had is that some Hermes ties discolor and twist at the point where the knot is tied. If you send these ties to Tiecrafters to clean and reline (about $18 each not including postage), they'll come back as good as new.
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