All of my ties are made from either a beautiful shantung or dupioni silk. Dupioni is a richly textured silk fabric created from the irregular silk thread formed when two or more silkworms spun entangled cocoons. This silk thread is naturally slubby, uneven and fibrous. When it is woven, these characteristics are evident in the fabric's surface qualities. This gives dupioni silk its uniquely organic, natural charm. Shantung is very similar to dupioni, but it has a smoother, sleeker surface quality with a more refined and less raw look and hardly any slubbiness.
All ties are made completely from scratch, by me. (They are NOT purchased pre-sewn and then printed). Each tie is individually screen printed with a bicycle design. The image is printed using an acrylic permanent textile ink and the print has been heat-set.
Measurements of the tie:
58 inches long from end to end
4 inches wide at bottom front
1.5 inches wide at opposite end
5.5 inches tall
3.5 inches at widest
Tie is IN STOCK in the following colors:
Photo #1 left to right
Mediterranean Blue shantung w/ black ink
Beige shantung w/ black ink
Aquamarine shantung w/ black ink
Spring Green shantung w/ black ink
Turquoise shantung w/ black ink
Kelly Green shantung w/ black ink
Blue Topaz shantung w/ black ink
Smoke Gray shantung w/ black ink
Olive shantung w/ black ink
Fog shantung w/ black ink
Raspberry shantung w/ black ink
Black shantung w/ silver ink
Red shantung w/ black ink
Sapphire Blue shantung w/ black ink
Hot Pink shantung w/ black ink
Since I do all my prints one at a time by hand, I am able to print this image on just about any of the other colors of silk you see used for the other ties in my shop. If there is a different, available color that you would like this on, just let me know and I'll confirm if it's workable.
I am happy to accommodate custom color requests and can order just about any color of silk you can imagine. If you have something particular in mind that you do not already see in my shop, please contact me, I will send you information regarding the colors available and your custom tie can be ready in about 1 week. I am often able to do custom screenprint images, though the price of a custom tie may vary depending on the image, how much needs to be done to the image to make it printable and whether or not I may be able to use it in the future for more ties.
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All domestic orders are shipped via Priority Mail. All international orders are shipped Standard Airmail. Insurance on shipping within the U.S. is available for an extra $2.00 per item purchased. If you would like insurance please let me know right away and I will add it to the invoice total before you pay.
Have any questions? Contact the shop owner.