Made in the Nishijin district of Kyoto, NAGASHIMA FUKUSHOKU handmade ties are known for their superior quality, beautiful color and delicate luster. They begin with Nishijin fabric (Nishijin-ori), which has been used in kimonos and obi for over 1,200 years and is celebrated for its “exquisite shine.” They then repeatedly dye and twist the threads in a process called Kasezome, until the desired color is reached. Founded in 1947, their ties are well-known for the ease with which they can be tightened as well as their feel and comfort. Many ties are inspired by kimono designs and Japanese cut glass (Kiriko). The novel “Chibi” or tiny tie “tibitai” adds accents to a suit or jacket as does their tiny bowties and rose-lapels.