As I told Sator before, I can source you the silk twill you are looking for. I should have a picture of it on my blog www.lenoeudpapillon.blogspot.com - you will find that the best cravattes are of a silk twill. It can't be anything heavy that would be used for example a bow tie. It must be light. In the uniform and wedding market there seems to be a lot of awful stuff floating around being passed off as a cravatte - but a good cravatte, like one you would find at Charvet, is always a light silk twill with no interlining. I have some in stock at the moment which I had done in Como. The only problem is that they are digitally printed, which I am against, as I prefer corosive printing on silk which leaves an impression on the reverse side of the silk rather than a ghosting appearance, though on cravattes, as opposed to pochettes, this is of little concern. I can email you a sample if you email me on email@example.com
Thank you for your thoughtful suggestion.
We feel that for informal cravats worn inside the shirt no interlining can work well, however, for a formal ascot a wool interlining is both a good look in trems of drape and practical when you think about using a stickpin.
As for silk sources thanks again but we either weave silk ourselves or have the usual sources in Ireland, England, France and Italy.
Charvet makes wonderful shirts but I am not excited about the quality of their neckwear.
Currently we are not using prints for cravats as woven silks are what is most popular with our clients who like traditional formal cravats.
The shape of the patterns that we have used so far is based on historical diagrams which we then make into new patterns for each order.
Digital printing is a fascinating area that we are still researching - probably as the technology matures it will become more attractive. We are currently setting up an in-house silkscreen workshop as we prefer to do as much of our weaving, dyeing and printing ourselves as possible.
With that said our next group of formal silks will have stripes and be woven in England as they do very good work with this type of silk.