iridescent blue satin cloth

Why Is Satin The Most Traditional and Elegant Choice for Formal Weddings

Satin used to be only within the reach of royalty in the middle ages in Europe because of its price. It was brought all the way from China. In fact, the Silk Road derives its name from the lucrative trade in silk carried out along its length, beginning in the Han Dynasty (207 BCE–220 CE). So for those who could afford it, it became the sought-after choice for the most formal and important event in a man’s life. 

Satin is a fabric prized for its smooth, buttery-soft texture. The front of the fabric is smooth and glossy, whereas the back dull and matte. This is achieved by a special weaving pattern that overlaps much lesser than a plain or even twill weave.

plain, twill and satin weave

Comparison between Plain, Twill & Satin Weave

Satin was originally made by weaving silk fibers. Silk is a natural fabric that consists of animal protein fibers. In the commercial silk industry, silk is usually produced by the mulberry and the Bombyx mori silkworm. Modern satins are made of silk or synthetic microfiber. While silk satin sets the standard and is more expensive, it is more delicate. You should take special care of your satin items, especially silk. 

The term satin originated in the Middle Ages from Zaitun, the Arabic name of the then Chinese port town of Quanzhou. Satin was one of many exotic items traded between China, the Arab World, and Western Europe during the Middle Ages. 

First made available in Italy during the 12th century, it was widely available throughout Europe by the 14th century, though most often just worn by royalty due to its costs. 

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Navy Blue Satin

KissTies started their business selling satin ties aimed at the wedding market. KissTies is focused on ties, bowties, and pocket squares. To tailor to different body sizes of the groom, groomsmen, and male sponsors, they carry standard-size ties, extra long for big, tall men, as well as the trendier skinny ties for the slim-built. For the ring-bearer, the coin-bearer and the Bible-bearer, boys' self-tied ties. It is crucial that the crown jewel of the attire of guys in weddings look and fit right, including the kids’. 

For tuxedo weddings, they also carry satin bowties for men and boys.

Material too had to be an option, and it's the luxurious silk and microfiber. They're actually hard to tell apart, with microfiber in fact made of finer strands. But microfiber enables KissTies to offer lower prices to wedding couples with more budgetary constraints. Microfiber is also more resistant to wear and more long-lasting. 

All-in-all, for the Satin Series KissTies has 9 product categories across the different neckwears, sizes, and materials, each available in the wide array of colors for weddings and formal occasions that satin is best for.

So if a couple preparing for their marriage comes to KissTies.com  and wants, say satin ties for the groomsmen, the sponsors and the children in the wedding entourage, we can ship straight to the individual addresses. It would be one off the list of the logistical nightmare that weddings are. 

They will be in the same exact color as in the product pictures. And they will be gorgeous. And if the bride and groom would like to have it as a giveaway for all the male guests to wear during the wedding, they can do so without breaking the bank. And those could be delivered straight too.