The Select Series from Vittorio J
Vittorio J’s latest limited edition is the Select Series, a crop of 85 ties produced in three-fold silk with genuine Italian manufacturing—and rendered unique by a quirk of production.
Innovations include new patterns and a slimmer profile (3.35 inches) but an extra detail comes from an unlikely source: a factory error. Despite being three-fold, the ties were mistakenly labeled as seven-fold at the factory, resulting in an early halt to production.
At 85 ties, the resulting series is one of the smallest runs in neckwear history. 90% of the series is composed of genuine one-of-a-kind items, and no pattern in the series is repeated more than twice. Combined with the standard Vittorio J signatures of saddle stitching, high-quality NAPOLI + TELA lining and old world craftsmanship, the result is a line of collectible neckwear items unlike anything else on the market.
35 of the 85 ties have been claimed by a private collector, but the remaining 50 will be available through Mary Theresa Sciandra, owner of Regal Threads, while supplies last. The MSRP for the Select Series is $125-$175. To view the entire collection, please visit Vittorio J’s official Facebook page, www.facebook.com/vittoriojties
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