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  1. Ralph Lauren and the necktie

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    July 18, 2017 by Ville Raivio

    Ralph Lauren has many fans. His career began in 1967 with a range of neckties, and some two years later …
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  2. Ties and handkerchiefs from Shibumi Berlin

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    January 23, 2016 by Ville Raivio

    Niels The Notorious and Benedikt The Benedetto from Shibumi sent me a tie and ‘chief to hear my thoughts on …
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  3. A photo history of men’s ties

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    November 18, 2014 by Ville Raivio

    Video and voice by Chloe Chapin, Adjunct Instructor in Fashion Design-Art from Fashion Institute of Technology.


  4. Knit tie semantics

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    September 12, 2014 by Ville Raivio

    As the very name implies, the knit tie is a tube-like tie made from knitted material. Most of the ties …
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  5. Made to Order Ties from Passaggio Cravatte

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    November 11, 2013 by Ville Raivio

    The reader must have seen quite a few presentations of Passaggio Cravatte’s made to order service by now. Mine is …
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  6. Esquire’s Encyclopedia of 20th Century Men’s Fashions: Neckwear

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    November 5, 2013 by Ville Raivio

    Neckwear For generations the necktie has been married to the shirt. Or, more correctly, it has been married to the …
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  7. Characteristics of the Grenadine Weave and Ties

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    October 29, 2013 by Ville Raivio

    The grenadine weave is a complex mesh of yarns combined with a leno technique, where two warp yarns twist around …
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  8. Necktie Knot Models

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    June 20, 2013 by Ville Raivio

    Today’s inspiration is a host of knot models, both common and uncommon, along with a link to tying instructions. With …
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