In the latest video from our Details Series, Leah and fashion consultant Chris Modoo talk about the difference between a tipped and untipped tie.
Ties may look simple to make, but they can be constructed in many different ways, and each has its own unique number of folds. Tipping within a tie usually refers to the lining on the underside of the tie blade, which can be either tipped or untipped. Below, we explore the key differences between the two versions.
WHAT IS A SELF-TIPPED TIE?
The classic construction and modern look would be a tie that is tipped. Typically, ties are self-tipped, where the tip is made from the same material and pattern as the shell fabric.
Self-tipped ties require extra fabric and detail within the construction, which is usually a sign of higher quality production value. Some retailers may use a synthetic solid alternative fabric for the tipping as it’s not on show. However, self-tipped ties are far more expensive because you need more material to finish the tie beautifully.
At Rampley & Co, all our handmade tie collections come self-tipped as standard to keep a consistent design to the product, offering you the highest quality.
WHAT IS AN UNTIPPED TIE?
In recent years, untipped ties have come back into fashion as it complements the modern take on unstructured tailoring, so the southern Italian style of tailoring works well with this type of tie.
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WHAT ARE THE BENEFITS OF USING A BESPOKE TIE SERVICE?
Our bespoke service allows you to determine the length, blade width, fabric and finish including either self-tipped or hand rolled. For more information, please send your enquiry to firstname.lastname@example.org and we’ll be happy to guide you through the process.
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WHAT MAKES OUR HANDMADE TIES SO SPECIAL?
1. All our ties are handmade in England by tie makers with decades of experience producing the finest ties. This ensures that each tie is entirely unique as well as being produced to an exceptionally high standard. We carefully select our interlinings based on the individual fabric being used, which ensures the perfect balance of weight and movement to prevent creasing.
2. We choose to work with only the finest fabrics to make our ties. Our wool and cashmere fabrics are woven in the UK from the world renowned Fox Fabrics and Scabal. We also only work with the finest silk, printed in Macclesfield, England, an area that traces its history of textile production back hundreds of years.
3. Our ties are produced as a classic 3-fold tie with a self-tipped finish, which provides a nice weight while not using an excessive amount of fabric. Self-tipping is widely considered as a finer way to finish a tie, where the back of the blade is made from the same fabric as the tie itself. Self-tipped ties are generally found on premium quality neckwear due to the higher cost of production.
4. We produce our ties with the versatile dimensions of an 8cm (3.15 inches) wide blade and 150cm (59 inches) long. This ensures our ties will pair nicely with the width of most jacket lapels. We also add a stretch loop while slipping the tie, a continuous piece of thread that allows the fabric to move when worn. This special stitch is another indicator that a tie is handmade.