E.G. Cappelli was founded in 1995 by a former chemist, Patrizio Cappelli and has nowadays acquired a reputation for creating among the best neckties in the world. The company is know for the high quality fabrics, understated style and classic patterns that will never go out of style, and that will reward their owners with both pleasure and years of wear.
As I had no previous experience of Cappelli ties, I decided to give them a try. I made my order through Linkson Jack (thanks to Jake for the introduction) and ended up choosing a a woolen tie with subtle blue&grey houndstooth pattern.
The tie, hand sewn in Naples is made with a three-fold construction. Even though the tie is made out of wool it feels extremely lightweight (the interlining of the tie is really soft), drapes beautifully and creates easily a good looking knot (feature that not all woolen ties have). The pattern and material also makes the tie to be pretty versatile. This will definitely be a great compliment for wool and cashmere blazers, for those grey flannel suits but it will as well work with cardigans and other more casual outfits.
The only negative side (for me) and which I actually knew before ordering (but wanted to “take the risk”) is the width of the tie (8cm). It’s pretty normal and general width for ties but for some reason I’m just used to have my ties a bit wider (8,5cm-9,0cm) and as I’ve now tried it on and tied it to my neck few times I’ve come into the conclusion that I will probably have to let this one go.