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Jinmu sartorial selftied bow tie – Japanese floral silk, linen mixed silk


The Shibusa bow tie collection expresses the desire to reinterpret fabrics full of history and tradition by means of limited edition accessories to a single copy.

Precious craft knowledge gives life to creative visions of unique and exclusive accessories where precious Japanese silks made from kimonos of the fifties and sixties intertwine with the colorful and bright nuances of Biellese fabrics, symbol of the excellence of Made in Italy.

Shibusa bow ties are made in duobleface mode to create different emotions even on the same occasion without having to resort to two different products.

Available in two hybrid selftied / selftied variants.

Selftied – The classic bow tie to be tied, usable exclusively by twisting and re-knotting the bow. The strap is equipped with two sliding loops to facilitate the most precise adjustment of the neck circumference.
The ideal product for true lovers of knot ritual.

Selftied hybrid – Bow tie to tie with openable hooks. A valid alternative for those who want the excitement of a bow tie to be tied without the thought of being caught unprepared.
The product is sent already knotted and easily usable as a bow tie pretied, but if necessary usable as a selftied bow tie.


Style: tailoring bow tie
Model: hybrid selftied / sefltied
Front pattern: floral
Retro pattern: checked
Front color: pink salmon, brick, green, blue aviation
Retro color: gold, blue black
100% hand Made in Italy
Dimensions: height 7 cm. – length 92 cm. (bow size length 12 cm – height 7 cm)
Adjustment: free nickel metal hooks made in Italy circumference 53 cm


Front fabric: 100% Japanese chirimen silk
Decoration technique: katazome dyeing
Year: 1960 ca.
Retro fabric: 85% linen- 15% silk cloth by Lanificio di Pray (Biella)


    Dry clean only
      Do not tuble dry
    Iron under the towel at low temperature


Chirimen 緬 is a silk crepe with a characteristic rippled “wave” surface. It is a usually thick and heavy fabric, much appreciated for kimonos and other accessories (furoshiki, handbags).

It is produced by keeping the weft yarns tighter than the warp, which in turn consists of two rubberized threads twisted together. After weaving, the fabric is washed eliminating gumming, and the two different tensions create the wavy effect. However, the finished fabric cannot be washed with water, as it produces a strong narrowing, and deforms the head. The threads can be dyed before weaving, or the fabric can be dyed once finished.

Nowadays, similar fabrics are produced using synthetic, cheaper yarns, and are often used in activities, such as the tea ceremony, where the risk of staining accessories is high.

The technique appeared in Japan at the end of the Momoyama era or early Edo, coming from China via Osaka. Soon it expanded into the Nishijin district of Kyoto. Different regional varieties were developed, different in the way of dyeing or in the type of thread. Some regional types that are famous today are the Tango Chirimen from the prefecture of Kyoto and Hama (hitokoshi) Chirimen from Nagahama (Shiga Prefecture)

The katazome decoration, very important from the Edo period (1615-1868), has a much older origin: the first examples up to our days date back to the Kamakura era, (1185-1333), but probably the technique derives from others already in use in the Kofun period (250-552), coming from continental Asia.

In Japan the technique changed, especially with regard to the pasta used for the reserve: while it originally came from soy, in Japan it was replaced with rice, as it was easily eliminated with water. It can also be produced and used with very different levels of environmental humidity, and has a consistency that adapts to stencils for very detailed and fine reasons.

Originally he used to use very small motifs (komon), for samurai garments (kimono, hakama and kamishimo). Starting from the middle of the Edo period however, due to a change in fashion, larger motifs became popular, while the small motifs, generally in white, were used for more formal garments.


Shibusa bow ties are made with real vintage Japanese decorative panels used and made in the fifties, sixties and seventies, for this reason they could present impaerfections and signs of aging.

These imperfections are not to be considered a defect but are synonymous with uniqueness and authenticity.

The creation is inserted in an exclusive packaging ideal to keep the protected item, ready to be used as a gift box.

The color may vary due to differences in monitor settings.

The product being made with artisan techniques, it could undergo some slight variation compared to the measurements shown in the description.