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Kent Wang six-fold ties

post #1 of 17
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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-fold
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Originally Posted by Will View Post
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.
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Originally Posted by Manton View Post
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.
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Originally Posted by Sam Hober View Post
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.
Ordering 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 sales@kentwang.com; please do not PM.
post #2 of 17
Those look sweet! Is the pink a true grenadine or more like a lace weave? It's hard to tell from the picture.
post #3 of 17
They look beautiful, Kent.
post #4 of 17
Great looking ties. Any thoughts in making them in a longer size?
post #5 of 17
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Originally Posted by DMcG View Post
Great looking ties. Any thoughts in making them in a longer size?
Sorry, we have no plans to do so in the near future.
post #6 of 17
A bit surprised -- given your old sig -- that you're not making a 3" version.
post #7 of 17
Very nice ties, Kent!

Good luck with your business!

Edit: I really like the pink
post #8 of 17
Nice designs Kent. Out of curiosity why did you go with the saddle stitch over the hidden stitch, or was it the stock construction of the manufacturer?
post #9 of 17
Kent, Congratulations - your empire is expanding. I too am surprised that you are not offering 3" ties. Have you abdicated your position as king of the 3 inch ties? Seriously - keep going, when will your Austin store be opening? Please note that my quote has a typo in it (mine) In the first sentence I meant to say lined not unlined six-folds. Originally Posted by Sam Hober From a practical point of view unlined 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.
post #10 of 17
good for you, Kent
post #11 of 17
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I plan to make some 3" ties once this first batch sells.
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Originally Posted by Sam Hober View Post
Kent, Please note that my quote has a typo in it (mine) In the first sentence I meant to say lined not unlined six-folds.
Oh, I didn't notice that. Thanks. I've fixed it in my first post.
post #12 of 17
Is there a brand label on it?
post #13 of 17
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No, though there is a "Made in Como" and a "100% silk" tag. I'm working on a brand label at the moment.
post #14 of 17
that's great Kent, congratulations on the expanding of your empire...you could be the next Eric Glennie.
post #15 of 17
nice Kent
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