The finest and most impressive ties are intrinsically unique. The seven-fold tie is one of the purest designs used in quality necktie construction. Consisting of just the silk material folded in on itself to form the body and finish of the tie. It is an aficionados dream. The subtle feel and drape are un-matched. These ties however are very expensive and beyond the reach of most individuals.
The tie we see most commonly these days is still a hand crafted involving at least 40 separate stages to form the final result. Most of these steps are done by hand regardless of the size of production.