Handmade in Italy
Fabric: 100% silk
Length: 147cm (= 58 inch)
Construction: 3-fold hand-rolled
Finely woven grenadine silk in burgundy: an absolute classic. Perfect with business suits in grey or navy but goes equally well with more informal pieces like brown and green jackets. A simple combination: charcoal suit, white/blue striped shirt, white/blue pocket square, navy braces, burgundy socks, dark brown oxfords. A bit fancier: light brown glencheck suit, cream pocket square, brown braces, green socks, mid-brown full brogues.
Grenadine ties are among our absolute favorites. There are only two weaving mills left in the world which can produce the original; both produce for Shibumi. The old looms on which this wonderful cloth is woven are often still made from wood and are carefully kept in shape by experienced technicians, for no new ones are made.
In the heart of the Italian silk industry, Como, lies one of the oldest silk weavers in Europe. Founded in mid-19th-century, at first as a supplier of silk for furnishings and clothing, they began to make silk for ties when it took its modern shape at the beginning of the 20th century. To this day, a lot of historic, wooden looms are in use, which have not been produced in decades. But there is no substitute for them: our popular grenadine silk is woven on them, for example. We just love this heritage of Italian craftsmanship and we do our best to keep those traditions alive.