Originally Posted by Pink22m
Pardon my ignorance, but what does self tipped mean? How does one tell whether or not a tie is self tipped? What is the alternative to self tipping?
Pink, Your question is a very good one. If the reverse of the tip of a tie is covered with fabric it is tipped. If the fabric is the same as is used for the tie it is self-tipped. Some alternatives: 1) An unusual one is when the tie is tipped with a contrasting silk. Sometimes we will use an English silk for the main part of a tie and then the client will pick a shot silk for the tipping. 2) A different fabric altogether such as rayon 3) No tipping at all. You will see the reverse of the silk.