The image of large swathes of fabric, folded diagonally and laid one upon the other by tiemaker Stefano Bigi inevitably sets tie enthusiasts’ pulses racing. “It’s the technique my grandfather used, so people could really see the precious fabrics,” he says. Particularly desirable new exclusives include a silk/linen jacquard “garza” and wool fabrics shot with satin stripes. Gauzy silk ties (£110) in Prussian blues, maroons and green feature complex club stripes or floral patterns. They’re very special additions, and short production runs mean they are only available from a small selection of retailers.