Two new ties up on my etsy today. Easy link is www.LouisWalton.com. These ties are made of the highest grade silk repp fabric available in the world. It is woven by Vanners in England and is rarer than it should be. These ties are made unlined and without tipping in a six-fold construction and have the classic english silk crinkle. 

When I started making ties again I decided to offer the highest quality item at a price that is “reasonable”. There are quotes because to some people $85 for a tie is still not reasonable. Others may think that at $85 it can’t possibly be comparable to ties that start at $125.  The reason for the price is simple.  It is what I think the item should cost after considering the cost of fabric and the hour and a half it takes to make it. It is a great value for the highest quality silk and construction methods.  

Another reason is that while it isn’t easy to make high quality ties, it is a lot more forgiving than others things that are made by hand. If I make a mistake while stitching or punching holes in a leather bag it could mean throwing away at the very least $200 in leather and 2 days of work. A mistake in a tie is no more than 30 minutes and a few cents in thread. So ties are an item that I can offer at this price point.

Two new ties up on my etsy today. Easy link is www.LouisWalton.com. These ties are made of the highest grade silk repp fabric available in the world. It is woven by Vanners in England and is rarer than it should be. These ties are made unlined and without tipping in a six-fold construction and have the classic english silk crinkle.

When I started making ties again I decided to offer the highest quality item at a price that is “reasonable”. There are quotes because to some people $85 for a tie is still not reasonable. Others may think that at $85 it can’t possibly be comparable to ties that start at $125. The reason for the price is simple. It is what I think the item should cost after considering the cost of fabric and the hour and a half it takes to make it. It is a great value for the highest quality silk and construction methods.

Another reason is that while it isn’t easy to make high quality ties, it is a lot more forgiving than others things that are made by hand. If I make a mistake while stitching or punching holes in a leather bag it could mean throwing away at the very least $200 in leather and 2 days of work. A mistake in a tie is no more than 30 minutes and a few cents in thread. So ties are an item that I can offer at this price point.

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acutestyle:

09.18.14
A big thank you again to the gentleman at Louis Walton for sending me this tie to try out.  It is quite possibly the finest tie I own.  It’s a six fold, unlined and untipped tie handmade in San Francisco with a beautiful green silk twill.  It ties a gorgeous, long knot which holds a bold dimple.  It’s the perfect length and width for my body as well.  The color is great for year around wear.  You’ll be seeing a lot more of this tie in the coming year.  Based on the quality of the tie and bow tie I received, I wholeheartedly recommend checking out Louis Walton If you’re in the market for something special, tailored made just for you.  
Tie c/o Louis Walton.  Handmade in San Francisco.    

Very appreciative of the kind words from acutestyle.

acutestyle:

09.18.14

A big thank you again to the gentleman at Louis Walton for sending me this tie to try out.  It is quite possibly the finest tie I own.  It’s a six fold, unlined and untipped tie handmade in San Francisco with a beautiful green silk twill.  It ties a gorgeous, long knot which holds a bold dimple.  It’s the perfect length and width for my body as well.  The color is great for year around wear.  You’ll be seeing a lot more of this tie in the coming year.  Based on the quality of the tie and bow tie I received, I wholeheartedly recommend checking out Louis Walton If you’re in the market for something special, tailored made just for you.  

Tie c/o Louis Walton.  Handmade in San Francisco.    

Very appreciative of the kind words from acutestyle.

acutestyle:

09.15.14
The gentlemen over at Louis Walton sent me this bow tie to try out.  I am very impressed with it so far.  It’s made of a rust grenadine which is perfect for fall.  I love grenadine ties and never thought about getting a bow tie in the material before.  Good idea.  On most bow ties I own, the neck size can only be decreased to about 14.5”.  This resulting in a fairly large bow in most cases.  The Louis Walton bow tie is fully adjustable so I can make the width of the bow tie exactly how wide I want it.  If you’re in the market for something special, tailored made just for you, I highly recommend checking out Louis Walton.  Thanks again for the bow, guys.  I look forward to rocking this come fall and winter.  
Bow tie c/o Louis Walton.  Handmade in San Francisco.  

acutestyle:

09.15.14

The gentlemen over at Louis Walton sent me this bow tie to try out.  I am very impressed with it so far.  It’s made of a rust grenadine which is perfect for fall.  I love grenadine ties and never thought about getting a bow tie in the material before.  Good idea.  On most bow ties I own, the neck size can only be decreased to about 14.5”.  This resulting in a fairly large bow in most cases.  The Louis Walton bow tie is fully adjustable so I can make the width of the bow tie exactly how wide I want it.  If you’re in the market for something special, tailored made just for you, I highly recommend checking out Louis Walton.  Thanks again for the bow, guys.  I look forward to rocking this come fall and winter.  

Bow tie c/o Louis Walton.  Handmade in San Francisco.  

This is the finished marine blue moire bow tie. The moire pattern is visible in the pattern and will be a nice added touch for the occasion. The tie sits on the white linen pocket square and next to the cufflinks I will wear with a blue suit and solid white shirt.

This is the finished marine blue moire bow tie. The moire pattern is visible in the pattern and will be a nice added touch for the occasion. The tie sits on the white linen pocket square and next to the cufflinks I will wear with a blue suit and solid white shirt.

The start of gala season is here. In San Francisco, symphony and opera openings are this week and it is time for black tie. While I have no formal engagements myself, I will need a tie for a special occasion that is semiformal. The silk moire fabric above in marine blue will be perfect for this. The colors of the fabric is misleading as the fabric is a lighter and more pale. The weave of the fabric is most easily described as something like a repp with an extremely tight weave. The way  the fabric is woven creates the watered or moire pattern. Usually I like the side shown on the roll in the top left of the picture because the pattern is more subtle on that side, but this time I want to see the full effect.

The start of gala season is here. In San Francisco, symphony and opera openings are this week and it is time for black tie. While I have no formal engagements myself, I will need a tie for a special occasion that is semiformal. The silk moire fabric above in marine blue will be perfect for this. The colors of the fabric is misleading as the fabric is a lighter and more pale. The weave of the fabric is most easily described as something like a repp with an extremely tight weave. The way the fabric is woven creates the watered or moire pattern. Usually I like the side shown on the roll in the top left of the picture because the pattern is more subtle on that side, but this time I want to see the full effect.

custom lavender grenadine on its way to a California wedding. Just a little bigger than usual so it is proportional to the face and collar.

custom lavender grenadine on its way to a California wedding. Just a little bigger than usual so it is proportional to the face and collar.

Motif Bow Ties. I am not usually one for whimsy. I have said before that my favorite ties are a solids and dots, not much fun there. But there is a place for fun in the motif bow tie. Some people pick things they are interested in like horses, sailboats, airplanes, golf clubs, or any other thing that can be repeated silk. Add a little fun to your wardrobe.

Tomorrow’s work.  Louis Walton

Tomorrow’s work. Louis Walton

There is something therapeutic about shining my shoe tips until I can see myself in the black and the brown look like they are under glass.

There is something therapeutic about shining my shoe tips until I can see myself in the black and the brown look like they are under glass.

The fabric for this tie is made of a silk wool blend. Although the most common tie in department stores is the silk tie, there was a time when ties matched the season. Cotton and linen in the summer and fabrics like wool in the winter. Unlike ties in department stores, the tips of this tie have been dressed with hand rolled edges. It is not too early to prepare for winter. Louis Walton

The fabric for this tie is made of a silk wool blend. Although the most common tie in department stores is the silk tie, there was a time when ties matched the season. Cotton and linen in the summer and fabrics like wool in the winter. Unlike ties in department stores, the tips of this tie have been dressed with hand rolled edges. It is not too early to prepare for winter. Louis Walton