Handmade in Italy
Fabric: 100% silk
Length: 160cm (= 63 inch)
Construction: 3-fold hand rolled
Burgundy repp tie with white double bar stripe. A design as simple as it is beautiful. Works just as well with a light grey flannel suit, white shirt, Edo No Hana pocket square, brown braces and brown fullbrogues as with a combination of green tweed jacket, blue/white striped shirt, Omoide pocket square, brown braces, grey flannel pants and brown suede oxfords.
Just like normal repp silk, this is characterized by its deep, ribbed structure. The reason this is called “super-repp” becomes apparent once you look at the backside: normally, the weft (usually navy) can be seen shimmering through, so that the colors will become a bit muted. With super repp, this is not the case, which is especially nice with an untipped, hand-rolled tie. Also, this variant is more matte, drier, than regular repp; just as we like it.
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.