New tweed suit
People living in or visiting Stockholm can now find some of our ties/bows at Herr Judit.
So I finished 1 tie this morning, and got 2 new ones + 2 vintage ones with the mail. The vintage ties are Borrelli, bought from a guy that hooks me up with both vintage and new stuff from time to time. They’re really great and I’m putting them up for sale on got2get.se.
The two new ties come from a Swedish site called Slipskompaniet, I want to give a shout out to Per who runs it. Because not only does he sell the most priceworthy knitted wool ties in Sweden, but he’s also a great guy who really defines the word entrepreneur. He runs three different businesses and is headmaster of 2 or 3 different schools in the north of Sweden (can’t remember exactly).
The Borrelli ties and the knits are obviously not comparable as far as ties go, as the first ones are Napolitalian handcraft. Yet I chose to keep the knitted ones, because they will work great with a lot of stuff I’ve got in my wardrobe and they’re of higher quality than many branded knitted ties out there.
And my own handmade, well it’s 80% wool 20 % cashmere, unlined with handrolled edges.
Oh, the satisfaction of finishing another tie.
The ties left to right:
Red herring - Wool
Gun club - Wool
Lovat - Cashmere & Wool mix
Moss wool- Wool
Business time - Wool
Damn, I guess I’ll sound smug as hell, but this tie is so great! Made from a wool fabric with just the perfect structure and weight to leave it unlined and it knots perfectly. It’s got a hand rolled tipping & lovely balance.
I have added tipping to the ties I started making on monday, the top one will get a handrolled tip.
A bad headache has kept me quite immobile today so nothing much else has been accomplished. I don’t get headaches that often, but this one definitely made me feel for all those people suffering from migraine. Anyways, where were we… Oh yeah, ties!
Red herring & Le wool - Heading for Switzerland