Apart from being a town in Northern England, Macclesfield has also given its name to a style of pattern, made famous the world over in men's ties. Small patterns with some form of little flowers are sometimes known as 'Macclesfield neats’, whereas larger patterns, called Medallions, are also representative of Macclesfield patterns. These patterns don’t necessarily mean they have been printed in Macclesfield, however we felt it was important to print our silks in the historical home of these designs.
Some of these patterns trace their origins back more than 200 years, but in relation to ties, these geometric patterns became truly fashionable in England at the beginning of the 20th century. They quickly became representative of the upper-class, and Macclesfield manufacturers started exporting them all over the world.
These classic patterns work beautifully with plain suits and shirts adding interest and colour to your outfit.