Silk is the earth’s strongest naturally occurring fiber, and the most widely chosen fabric for ties. It is largely wrinkle-resistant, with a nice, soft drape. Our silk hails exclusively from Como, in Northern Italy, where silkworms nest in the region’s abundant mulberry trees. (Which is why this region has been a silk-production powerhouse since the 15th century.) This chunky knit version creates a textile that is both more casual and more flexible than other silk weaves, dressing up a casual look or down a formal one.