For this Sunday we will talk about an online store that has been a favorite since long here on To Quote. This is an unique store with the one of the widest selection of high quality accessories that I have encountered during my days. The online store we will talk about today is Exquisite Trimmings and the process of ordering a bespoke tie.
Shaya Green has always had a passion for fashion clothing and during his younger years he was always wearing the most popular brands and clothing. His passion quickly evolved to an interest for tailored men’s clothing, and especially for the craftsmanship behind handmade garments. He slowly started to explore different brands and after some time he finally decided to start his own brand in 2011 when he lived in Brooklyn, New York.
Exquisite Trimmings was founded and the vision was clear from the beginning, to be able to offer the finest accessories for men, that are handmade by the best craftsmen in the world. And at the same time offer this to affordable prices, and a complete experience with a spotless customer service combined with a fast and secure shipping to your doorstep.
The online store’s main focus are on accessories and carries a wide selection from well renovated brands. We are also able to find a fine selection of clothing, such as shirts from Liverano & Liverano and G.Inglese, knitwear from Scott & Charters and outwear from Vetra. For the accessories we can instead find everything from ties, pocket squares, leather goods, socks, umbrellas, shoes and much more. In this wide selection of accessories we are able to find brands such as their own private label, Drake’s, Rubinacci, Christian Kimber, 19 Andrea’s 47, Tie Your Tie and E.G Cappelli. This could possibly be the largest selection of high quality accessories that can be found in one place, it is a collection that few stores even gets close to in terms of variations and quality.
What makes Exquisite Trimmings even more interesting is their own private label which offers great quality accessories to affordable prices. Here we are able to find pocket squares and ties, starting at £35 for the pockets squares and £55 for the ties. We can find high quality prints from the world famous silk mecca, Macclesfield in England, that are only used by the best accessories manufacturers in the world. In addition to this we have some of the most affordable grenadine ties available to date that are priced at £55, and also cashmere ties for £85 (right now on sale for only £55). The ties are manufactured in Italy by a well known manufacturer and delivers great results with the majority of the ties sewn entirely by hand.
I decided to try Exquisite Trimmings bespoke service for ties, as I have been very pleased with all my other ties from the brand. I chose to try the bespoke service because of several reasons, but the main one was that I was able to choose fabric and my own preferred measurements. The bespoke service itself is simple to use with various of options to choose from. Let us walk through all the different options below to sort out any questions.
Step 1 – Fabric: First of all, head to the bespoke service page here. Pick you fabric of choice in list that will be visible on the page. I chose the solid cashmere fabric, a versatile choice that can be used for fall, winter and early spring.
Step 2 – Color: When you have chosen you fabric you will end up at the selection page as above. I decided to go for the navy cashmere fabric, a color that can be matched will almost everything in your wardrobe.
Step 3 – Folds: Next up is decide how many folds you want for your tie. 3-folded is included in the base price of the bespoke service, but if you want to add more it will cost extra. 3-fold is the most common choice, but 6 and 7-folded are often seen in ties made by the best manufacturers. More folds will use more fabric and it also require higher expertise by the tailor who is sewing the tie. I choose a 9-fold construction for my tie to try something new and exciting.
Step 4 – Length. One of the biggest benefits of the bespoke service is that you able to choose your length for your tie. The standard size is around 147 cm and could be too short or long for some people, which makes this a real savior. I chose to do my tie 148 cm, a length that I honestly can shorten in the future due to my high waisted trousers.
Step 5 – Width: Next up is the width of the tie. The most common choice nowadays is 8 cm, but I have started to like a bit wider ties due to my liking for wider lapels. I therefor decided to go for the 9 cm option.
Step 6 – Interlining: The interlining will have an impact of for the feeling and the size of the knot. Regular is the common choice among many manufactures but I personally prefer the light alternative. Due to that I chose the 9-fold construction, the extra folds will act as an interlining and no extra interlining will be added.
Step 7 – Tipping: The tipping will decide the formality of the tie, but is as always a personal choice. Ties are normally seen with the silk tipping choice, where self tipped comes in second place. My personally choice is without any doubt the untipped alternative, as this adds something extra to the tie.
Step 8 – Loop/Keeper: Pretty straight forward, do you want a tie keeper? Some prefer this, others do not. The keeper keeps the other end of the tie in place.
The delivery time for a bespoke tie will vary depending on many things but it normally takes 6-8 weeks. I ordered mine in in December and it ended up at my address in late March. It was a bit delayed because of the holidays in December which I do not mind at all.
The tie itself ended up exactly how I wanted and the 9-fold construction is absolutely gorgeous to look at when you open up the tie. As this is my first 9-fold tie, I do understand why these are made without any linings. There are more than enough fabric to cover up for the loss of the interlining and the knot will still end up nicely.
Overall I’m very pleased, both with the service from Exquisite Trimmings and with the end result. I can without any doubt recommend this service to anyone who wants to order a tie with your own personal choices.