• I'm happy to introduce the Styleforum Happy Hour, our brand new podcast featuring lively discussion about menswear and the fashion industry. In the inaugural edition, a discussion of what's going on in retail today. Please check it out on the Journal. All episodes will be also be available soon on your favorite podcast platform.

  • Styleforum Gives - Holiday Charity Auction 4: Goodyear welted shoes from Cobbler Union

    We are very proud to present this year's edition of the Styleforum Holiday Charity Auctions, this year in support of the Ronald McDonald House Charities of Spokane (www.rmhcspokane.org). Each Auction lasts 24 hours. Please follow and bid on all the auctions.

    The 4th auction is for a pair of Goodyear welted Shoes from Cobbler Union. Please bid often and generously here

    Fok and the Styleforum Team.


    Bored of counting likes on social networks? At Styleforum, you’ll find rousing discussions that go beyond strings of emojis.

    Click Here to join Styleforum's thousands of style enthusiasts today!

Silk Ties


New Member
May 7, 2006
Reaction score
Dress for Success -

Few clothing accessories denote style and luxury as silk ties can. Silk Ties add a special sheen to a mans suit offering both visual interest and personal expression. Other Materials may be used in the manufacturing of ties but silk has a built in cache of expense and glamour. Silk ties benefit from the richer dyes used by silk producers and the expertise of high end designers. Fashion experts often coordinate tailored suits with appropriate silk ties for effect.

Business fashion experts say the choice of tie can reflect the wearers personality or preferred image. Silk ties offer very bold color schemes and pattern which imply power or security. These ties can also be coordinated with dress shirts to give the impression of organization and personal neatness.

Silk can be printed or woven. Woven silk tends to be thicker and you will often see a fabric weave running through it.

How to clean a Silk Tie:

1. Act immediately

2. Resist the temptation to expose a silk tie to water

3. Use a white paper towel to dab a small amount of stain remover onto the stain

4. Blot with the paper towel.

5. Have the tie professionally dry- cleaned if you haven't gotten rid of the stain.

Care and Storage:

1. Treat your ties with a specialized fabric protection spray before wearing them.

2. Avoid tie- threatening situations such as open soup bowls, ketchup or mustard packets and babies.

3. Loosely roll ties to store them, rather than hanging them. Tie rolls should be loose to avoid wrinkling, hanging ties can leave creases.

Buying the Right Tie:

To begin with you first need a quality tie made up of 100% pure silk to accomplish that job. As a perfect person you are generally expected to wear a plain colored non- distracting tie with your suit e.g.: in dark red or dark blue color. A crooked tie projects a sloppy look and says the same about the skills and abilities. Therefore it's important to focus on the tie knot as well.


1. Buy a quality conservative 100% pure silk tie.

2. Practice how to tie the four in hand tie knot and make sure that the tie's widest end is roughly at the upper edge of your belt.

3. Use a tie bar to attach your tie to your dress shirt.

Remember wearing a quality silk tie properly tied and fastened is probably the fastest way to improve the overall appearance and doubling your chances of leaving a favorable impression.


Stylish Dinosaur
Aug 26, 2004
Reaction score
Wow, sorry but quite possibly the worst website for ecommerce in existence. Do you expect people to buy anything when you don't have any prices on your site?


Affiliate Vendor
Affiliate Vendor
Dubiously Honored
Jun 9, 2005
Reaction score
Originally Posted by drizzt3117
Wow, sorry but quite possibly the worst website for ecommerce in existence. Do you expect people to buy anything when you don't have any prices on your site?
Just provide a cheque number OK?


Distinguished Member
Sep 28, 2004
Reaction score
If you have to ask the price...


Stylish Dinosaur
Jul 24, 2006
Reaction score
These ties are made in Bangalore, India. Well known as the "Naples of India"!

And these ties are the "Kitons of India".

Note that they don't mention credit cards. Too crass.

I just sent a cheque # and ordered a dozen

BTW: The check was blank, they'll fill it in! As was said, "If you have to ask the price......".


(stands for Jerk)
Spamminator Moderator
Feb 17, 2002
Reaction score
I'm taking the rest of the day off to spray my ties with protective spray.

Mods: please leave this thread... I don't think there's any danger of profit here.

Styleforum is proudly sponsored by

Featured Sponsor

How many pairs of shoes do you own?

  • 1 - 4

    Votes: 25 3.3%
  • 5 - 10

    Votes: 129 17.2%
  • 11 - 20

    Votes: 241 32.1%
  • 21 - 30

    Votes: 118 15.7%
  • 31 - 40

    Votes: 68 9.1%
  • 41 - 50

    Votes: 47 6.3%
  • 51 - 60

    Votes: 23 3.1%
  • 61 - 70

    Votes: 21 2.8%
  • 71 - 80

    Votes: 16 2.1%
  • 81 - 90

    Votes: 7 0.9%
  • 91 - 100

    Votes: 7 0.9%
  • 100+

    Votes: 48 6.4%

Related Threads

Forum statistics

Latest member