Vintage Gieves & Hawkes Savile Row Striped Twill Silk Tie
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This is vintage mens silk tie by the venerable Gieves & Hawkes, bespoke tailors, located at No 1 Savile Row London. This silk tie is made of beautiful quality thick twill textured silk with striping in colours of red, light blue and white against a navy blue background. A G&H sword logo is woven into the silk at the wide end. The back neck area is reinforced with an extra layer of silk. It is in excellent condition, very clean and crisp. It measures 56” in length and 3 1/4” in width at its widest. The content label reads “100% Silk Made in Italy”.
Beautiful quality tie, very classic, wonderful accent to dress up a suit!
Gieves has a long history dating back to a partnership formed in 1852 - it was formed into a limited company in 1887 when James Watson Gieve bought out his partner. They were primarily a military and naval supplier, but evolved into a bespoke tailor for gentlemen. Gieves was located at 27 Bond St. London, so technically they were not a Savile Row tailor, although they were located within 2 blocks of Savile Row. In 1974, they acquired Hawkes & Co., which was located at No 1 Savile Row, so then officially became a Savile Row tailor. Hawkes has an even longer history, originally founded in 1771 by Thomas Hawkes. It became a military tailor in 1860 and was the first bespoke tailor on Savile Row to offer ready to wear suits, during the 1920s