3 OR 7 FOLD?

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A tie's thick­ness de­pends largely on the ma­te­rial it­self, but also the fold­ing tech­nique used. The stan­dard tie is a so-called 3-fold where the tie is folded and pressed three times and then fit­ted with a lin­ing to pro­vide a bal­anced form. 7-fold means that the tie is folded an ad­di­tional four times, which gives a thicker tie with­out the need for in­ter­lin­ing. The tech­nique re­quires a lot of silk and oc­curs of­ten within the Ital­ian, more ex­trav­a­gant, tie tra­di­tion.

3-fold ties from Bri­tish Drake's where both ends of the tie are left com­pletely open, also known as un­tipped.

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