Two new ties up on my etsy today. Easy link is www.LouisWalton.com. These ties are made of the highest grade silk repp fabric available in the world. It is woven by Vanners in England and is rarer than it should be. These ties are made unlined and without tipping in a six-fold construction and have the classic english silk crinkle.
When I started making ties again I decided to offer the highest quality item at a price that is “reasonable”. There are quotes because to some people $85 for a tie is still not reasonable. Others may think that at $85 it can’t possibly be comparable to ties that start at $125. The reason for the price is simple. It is what I think the item should cost after considering the cost of fabric and the hour and a half it takes to make it. It is a great value for the highest quality silk and construction methods.
Another reason is that while it isn’t easy to make high quality ties, it is a lot more forgiving than others things that are made by hand. If I make a mistake while stitching or punching holes in a leather bag it could mean throwing away at the very least $200 in leather and 2 days of work. A mistake in a tie is no more than 30 minutes and a few cents in thread. So ties are an item that I can offer at this price point.