For many of us, the knot that we wear for our tie is fairly insignificant...
Let's change that.
The right knot can be a perfect boost.
Introducing "The Neapolitan Knot"
A quick tie history:
Cravats with four-in-hand knot
New York tie maker Jessie Langsdorf invents a new way to
cut tie fabric making the fabric return to its original shape after being tied all day.
Ties became wider and displayed bold Art Deco patterns.
Windsor knot (invented by Duke of Windsor) emerges.
After WWII ties became bright, bold and patterned.
Most known for the skinny tie
The widest ties that we had seen thus far. Ties as wide as 6" were not uncommon
- these ties were called the Kipper Tie
The introduction of the bolo tie to go along side those monster wide Kipper ties.
Either super wide or super skinny - even made of leather.
Knit ties hit the scene.
Started to all look the same around 4".
Ties became a tough thinner coming in around 3.5"
Skinny tie made a strong comeback.
While the skinny tie has dominated the scene for the last couple years,
ties are starting to get their width back - not super wide but about the 3.5" mark.
Florals and knit ties are really making their mark again.
The new knot on the scene is the Neapolitan Knot.
The Neapolitan Knot is very similar to the four-in-hand.
The only difference is that you go around the loop twice instead of once.
It is also known as the "double four-in-hand".
This knot delivers a great dimple and a nice solid knot that is crisp and distinct.
The knot looks best if you really crank the knot tight.
Don't worry about the tail hanging down longer after you have cranked the knot tight.
You heard me, let it hang down long.
A messy tie with a sharp fitted suit really makes for great contrast.
Go Neapolitan and let us know what you think!
Utah Woolen Mills
Salt Lake City, UT 84101
801. 364. 1851