The tip is what you find behind the two tie ends. It can be made of the same fabric used for the tie and, although not visible, it is one of the main elements characterizing a high quality tie.
The 3-fold tie is the most common one. Although it is a basic construction, it often represents the best choice. Recommended in the warm season for instance or with the heaviest fabrics that would turn out to be too hefty with more well-structured models.
A kind of silk obtained printing the design directly on a solid panel. The most complicated designs are almost always printed. The printed silks are perfect for making 7-fold ties and Untipped ones because of their light weight. Printing is divided in two categories: modern print and traditional one, still handmade. The latter is rare and much valued.
Twill Silk (22 Oz.)
Noteworthy is also the Twill silk maybe the most used in the tie industry. It has a medium weight which makes such a silk versatile for disparate uses. Its hand is light, smooth and soft. It is particularly suited for untipped ties. Thanks to its characteristics it can be used indiscriminately in all the seasons.