shantung | sh anˈtə ng |
A tie fabric spun from tussore silk with random irregularities in the surface texture.
Origin: late 19th cent. from Shangtung, China (see Shandong, where it orginally was made).
These beautiful ties are made by Drake's London from raw spun "shantung" silk. The natural slub in the silk gives a great texture to the tie. These Old School Stripe ties are handmade in England from 100% silk and are 7cm wide with a hand rolled hem and blade ends. I think these kind of raw spun silk ties can ad a certain laid back feeling to your suit or even to your blazer and kaki's.