I proposed to Steven Hitchcock, the Savile Row Master Tailor, that I would be honoured to turn one of his favourite ties into a bow tie to which he graciously accepted my invitation and posted off a lovely signed letter to me that I shall file.
Steven sent to me one of the ties he made in his early days starting out. Below you will see that we cut it and reversed it with a mid blue grenadine silk. We kept also the original label and cut it down to size and back onto the new bow tie. Although the tie is of a superb silk I am concerned that with a number of times tied it might fray, so I hope that Mr. Hitchcock has some clipping scissors and a fluid lighter handy to singe off any stray hairs that pop up or pop out.
The suspense is now killing me as I wait to see how Mr. Hitchcock will wear his bow tie.... Stay tuned.
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