You don’t need to be a skilled tailor to know the basics of necktie construction, but do you hear for six-fold neckties. AKLASU’s Six-Fold Necktie isnot only beautiful, but is made to last. Six-Fold ties are produced from a single piece of silk fabric that is folded six times during construction. Unlike your common variety three-fold tie, the Six-Fold method requires more fabric which in turn lends greater weight to the tie, improves drape, and offers superior knots.
‘Tipping’ is the material used to finish the reverse side of the tie. In many ties, the tipping is of a different, contrasting material than that used for the body or ‘envelope’ of the tie. All AKLASU Six-Fold ties are self-tipped, meaning that the tipping is of the same, high quality silk as the envelope. Self-tipping is an indicator that no corners were cut; it shows an attention to even the smallest of details that will affect the quality and lifespan of your tie.
The ‘loop’ or ‘keeper’ is the band of material on the reverse of the envelope that secures the back blade or ‘tail’ of the tie. Six-Fold ties are constructed with a self-keeper which, like the tipping, is of the same silk material as the envelope.
The folds of AKLASU ties are secured at the back with a slip stitch, a single thread that runs the length of the tie, holding the material securely in place while also allowing it to stretch and regain its shape (i.e. breathe) after each use.
The bar tack is a heavy stitch that reinforces the slip stitch, ensuring that the folds of the tie are firmly held together. This subtle detail, as with every stitch of Six-Fold ties, is made by hand.
At AKLASU they value timelessness, which is why their Six-Fold ties are made of silk from Como, Italy.