Finland, Elisa Penttilä, Brick Bow Tie “Beige”
Product name: Brick Bow Tie “Beige”
Type of product: Bow Tie, Accessory (Men’s/Unisex)
Description (story of the item): The Brick bow tie’s pattern was inspired by the brick facades of old industrial buildings in Helsinki’s Vanhakaupunki ("old town"). The weave pattern has a steady rhythm to it due to the longer weft floats, which stack neatly on top of each other. These beige “bricks” are nothing like the old, worn-out bricks they are modelled after, though: they reflect light and give the fabric a glimmering, almost gold-like surface. It’s a new kind of “brick” texture, brought to life with fibre rather than clay and intended for an original and sophisticated accessory.
The fabric for this bow tie is handwoven by Textile Designer Elisa Penttilä on her floor loom in her studio in Helsinki, Finland. Once the fabric is woven and taken off the loom, it is wet finished, left to dry, pressed and finally sewn into a bow tie, all done in her studio. The strap is also specifically made for the bow ties, with metal fasteners sewn in by hand, giving the bow tie a luxurious feel.
Materials: handwoven fabric 90 % cotton, 5 % linen, 5 % viscose ; strap 50 % cotton and 50 % polyester ; metal fasteners
Measurements / size: 6,5 cm x 12,5 cm ; Strap length (collar size) up to 48 cm (a longer strap is available upon request)
Availability: Made to order, ships within 30 days of purchase