We are proud to announce our collection of lined six-fold ties handmade in Como, Italy. Kindly take a gander: Pink grenadine. The grenadine adds an interesting texture to a solid tie. Navy with purple flowers. Cornflower blue with brown stripe. 3 remaining. Navy with white pindot. Please note that the slip stitch is white, but the back of tie will not be visible when worn. The stitching on all the other ties is the same color as the fabric. 2 remaining. Features 57" long, 3.75" wide 100% silk 100% wool interlining Keeper loop and tipping in the same fabric as the front of the tie Slip stitch (the vertical white stitch) allows the fabric to move without tearing, and will help return the tie to its original shape. Bar tack stitch (the small white horizontal stitch) sewn by hand to reinforce the connecting point. Six-fold vs seven-foldOrdering Each tie is $95. Free shipping in the US. International $5 shipped standard air mail. We currently only have four of each tie. The next batch of ties will be ready in about two months. Please place your order on my website form. Any questions email firstname.lastname@example.org; please do not PM.
The tie billed as a sevenfold by most of the Italian brands (Kiton, Borrelli etc.) is actually a lined sixfold. The lined sixfold is a better constructed necktie in most people's opinion. A true sevenfold tends to crumple at the tip, wrinkles like hell in the knot area, and lacks the weight to drape well.
I assume by six-fold Will means the same thing that I have always heard termed double-four-folds. I too prefer this construction and most of my "seven folds" are in fact double fours. These are made from two pieces of silk, not one (a typical tie is made from three), and are lined and tipped.
From a practical point of view lined six-folds are much more popular as they tend not to wrinkle as much and have a nice solid feeling. We make both daily (as well as standard three-folds and other constructions) so I am neutral. Although my personal preference for most silks is a lined six-fold construction.