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Handmade in Italy
Fabric: 100% silk
Length: 147cm (= 58 inch)
Construction: 3-fold hand rolled
A very minimal, stylish pattern in a classic color: a true all-rounder. Works obviously great with blue and grey suits, but also with slightly more unusual outfits such as with a dark green jacket, white/blue striped shirt, Ukiyo-e pocket square, navy barathea braces, mid-grey trousers and brown fullbrogues.
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.
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