I reported in October (Mis-Matched Grosgrain) that I was trying to have a couple of bow ties made from the same corded silk used on my DB dinner jacket. Well, that was one idea that did not work out very well.
You see, my tailor got his grosgrain from Richard James Weldon, the tailoring supply house. And it is beautiful material, with a flat texture that complements H. Lesser's dark midnight blue cloth. Not to mention that Weldon offers buttons covered with the stuff, a real time saver for the tailor. The downside of all this is that Weldon commissions its corded silk in a width too narrow for bow ties. Even pieced bow ties with buckles.
It is of course beyond my comprehension how this could be when matching bow tie and lapels on a bespoke dinner jacket is de rigueur. But it seems to be fact, a fact that makes me an easy man to spot in a crowd.
I will be the guy with the bow tie that is brighter than his lapels.