I have always talked to you about the news, leaving out the difference between the two models of ties that my wife and I produce; today the time has come to explain to you better what the differences are between them.
Passaggio Cravatte produces two models of ties, the 3 folds and the ancient seven folds. These are the two historical models that were born in the early 1900s. All the other models that go up to 12 or 16 folds are modern models, which is why we do not make them. On this we are perfectly adherent and consistent with Italian traction.
But what is the difference between these two models?
The difference is all, or almost all, contained in the back of the tie.
The 3-folds tie – which I also call the classic tie because it is more common – has 3 folds in the back and has almost a metre of handmade hem. And having fewer pleats, it is slightly lighter at the neck.
The ancient seven folds tie is a bit like the Rolls Royce of ties: a real status symbol; in short, a true masterpiece of craftsmanship; certainly more difficult to make and to find in shops. In the back of the tie are enclosed the famous 7 folds, all always hand hemmed for a total of almost two meters of handmade hem.
Compared to the 3 folds it weighs a little more, although not by much.
On both models we always use an interlining made of the highest quality natural materials, such as wool and cotton. This allows the tie to last longer, stay in shape, and a necktie of a normal size.
In addition, wearing our tie in the morning and you don’t have to touch it again until the evening, when you it take off. And by wearing them you will realise one thing: your neck will no longer have the famous necktie stress. Yes, because the weight will never be too much. You will never have that bad feeling of being a prisoner of collar and tie.
In the end, when it comes to choice, it’s like going to a supercar dealership: do I prefer to choose a Bentley or a Rolls Royce? I’m happy with either. Because I know that I am giving you a product that is handmade and always by the same hands, that is, mine and my wife Marta’s, using the best materials for interlining and with vintage fabrics that are practically extinct and therefore unique.