The History of the Tie
As fascinating as a butterfly’s wing, a Duchamp tie is a marvellous amalgam of art and technology. Take a magnifying glass to examine the bewilderingly intricate patterns and the exquisite three-dimensional reliefs built up by fine silk threads. Enjoy the “handle” of the tie, that pleasing fullness that comes from having a generous silk fabric embracing a soft wool-based interlining.
Notice how precisely the tie has been cut, folded, trimmed and hand-sewn to look immaculate every time it is worn. And consider how many minutes, hours, days, weeks, months and years of expertise and devotion have gone into to creating every single one of Duchamp’s amazing signature neckwear pieces.
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