FrontRunners: Knot Worthy

  • Photo by Lisa Charles Watson; Styling by Charles W. Bumgardner
    Passaggio Cravatte bespoke neckwear Photo by Lisa Charles Watson; Styling by Charles W. Bumgardner
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  • Cynthia Rosenfeld

Gianni Cerutti scoured the textile factories and workshops of northern Italy to obtain the richly patterned vintage silk and other fabrics in his Passaggio Cravatte bespoke neckwear (www.passaggiocravatte.com). The ties shown here (from left: $315, $240, and $370) are made with fabric from the 1960s and ’70s, although some of the silk that Cerutti stocks dates to the 1950s. The seven-fold construction creates a thick, structured necktie that does not require padding or linings. At the Passaggio Cravatte studio in Robbio (near Milan), clients can select the fabric, size, and shape of the tie and add a touch of embroidery, maybe a coat of arms or a monogram in 24-karat-gold thread. Cerutti also will visit clients’ homes or hotels in Italy or take orders from outside the country via e-mail.

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