Woven silk neckties are generally preferred by neckties aficionados
for their beauty, intricacy and luster. The colors and motifs you
see in woven silk come from actual threads of silk because the design
is woven directly into the fabric when it’s created on a jacquard
loom. In fact, the design is the fabric. It’s like
a tapestry, with all the richness and all the texture.
With printed silk, the colors and design are applied to a piece
of existing silk using silk-screens and dyes. Prints make fine ties.
They can have more colors than wovens, and are quicker to tie because
the base silk is generally “smoother” than a woven silk.
In addition, because of this smoothness, they are less likely to
However, we think you'll agree with most authorities on fine men's
dressing: there's really nothing quite like the beauty, texture
and luster of a woven silk tie.