I made these neckties in a manner idiosyncratic to a tailor named H.A. Otter. It took me a number tries to understand his method of making a tie, which is practical, efficient, and elegant. His ties were not cut on the bias, they were cut with the weft (across the fabric’s width), as are mine. The most interesting thing I discovered in the process of making them was that the tie’s flare was actually a function of its manufacture.
While my ties are influenced by the construction and design of Otter’s neckties, their aesthetics and proportions are modern. Having a length of 55″ and front width of 3″, their overall proportions were determined by what I feel is comfortable. Their backs are square and utilize the fabric’s selvedge as a design element, an idea I borrowed from the makers of Hill-Side neckties, Emil & Sandy Corsillo, whom I respect very much. ($90)