Robert Talbott's hand-crafted Seven Fold is a throwback to an era when tie makers didn't replace silk with linings of wool, canvas or polyester to cut costs. Billed as "the finest tie human hands can produce," it's named for the way the single piece of fabric is exactingly folded in on itself seven times, creating a 100% silk garment that drapes fluidly, hangs straight and is both malleable and durable. On the underside of every Seven Fold's tail is a small box with a handwritten edition number. "In a world where everyone is wearing ties," says David Doherty, the Toronto-area sales rep for Robert Talbott, "it has a distinct number to it. "These are ties intended for the man who makes a defining statement when he dresses and appreciates the subtle details and artistry of a tie.