At Mane, ties are made just as they were more than 50 years ago, and we take our time doing so.
Here, about 12 ties are handmade per hour. (Versus 100 ties per hour produced by factories who
make their ties using a machine.) The secret to a tie falling perfectly flat is the weight of the interlining, which gives it shape.
Although we scour the globe to source fabrics from the finest mills across Italy and England,
each tie is still handmade in New York. A tie has to be cut on the bias at a perfect 45-degree
angle with a handsaw in order for it to drape properly.
“They would get together to talk about the industry and promote manufacturing in the U.S.,”
says Mane president Nick Sackett of the association members and his grandfather, who
is pictured in this old photograph that hangs on a wall in his office.
“It takes years of experience to wrap the fabric around the shell and sew it together as
beautifully as they do,” says Nick of the skilled craftspeople at Mane.
A tie is finished by hand and then inspected for quality before it’s sent out.
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Photography by Matt Hranek