**These bow ties are one of a kind offering we made for our Bow Tie of the Month society Members for the month of may. Sorry, but for the most part, these cannot be duplicated.***
#1 – light Blue/light green seersucker THREE AVALABLE
#2 Light Blue/Light Green Seersucker Diamond
#3 TAKEN Floral Print Classic
#4 Floral Print Diamond
#5 TAKEN Blue/Green Patch Madras Diamond
#6 TAKEN Super Preppy Patch Madras
#7 Earthy Linen Club Diamond
#8 TAKEN 100% Silk Paisley
#9 Reversible Silk Navy and Gold TWO AVAILABLE
#10 100% Silk Navy/Silver star pattern
#11 Reversible Silk silver/navy star pattern and Navy Linen
#12 Reversible Cranberry Chambray and silk paisley
Incase you are wondering how to rock the pocket square with your bow tie, the word is coordinate, not match.
Here’s some combos we love from our upcoming summer collection (Available May 1)
Yellow Madras (Coming Soon) with Navy Gingham
Navy Dot Linen (Frederick) with Salmon Madras
Pink Gingham with Light Blue pinstripe Linen
White Pique, Navy Blazer, Blue and yellow striped bow tie and a yellow seersucker pocket square. When wearing one of our lapel flowers, we think its best to go as subtle as possible with your pocket square. The White pique is one of the best pocket squares because it adds interest and texture but can go with everything.
It’s so easy to take your gift to the next level by pairing it with something.
Have you ever presented a bow tie as a gift in this fashion?
You could almost skip the wrapping paper.
I am loving everything about this commercial. Especially the look on the Jay Bilas’ face as he’s trying to tie his son’s bow tie.
One of our customers is a teacher and when his students ask him how he ties his bow tie he says it is just like tying a neck tie while being strangled and 10 minutes late.
I think it is easiest to learn while in front of a youtube video and a mirror.
Here is one of my favorite videos that is actually teaches us how to tie one by our favorite science guy, Bill Nye
And my other favorite is this one produced by a wonderful gentleman’s shop in Columbia, SC.
Since this week has quickly become seersucker week after selling more seersucker bow ties than we thought possible, I thought I’d share a little about this special fabric. Maybe I’m a geek, but I think it is pretty cool. Here’s what Wikipedia has to say:
Seersucker is a thin, puckered, all-cotton fabric, commonly striped or chequered, used to make clothing for spring and summer wear. The word came into English from Hindustani (Urdu and Hindi), which originates from the Persian words “shir o shekar”, meaning “milk and sugar”, probably from the resemblance of its smooth and rough stripes to the smooth texture of milk and the bumpy texture of sugar.
During the British colonial period, seersucker was a popular material in Britain’s warm weather colonies like British India. When Seersucker was first introduced in the United States, it was used for a broad array of clothing items. For suits, the material was considered a mainstay of the summer wardrobe of gentlemen, especially in the South, who favored the light fabric in the high heat and humidity of the summer, especially prior to the arrival of air conditioning.
The fabric was originally worn by the poor in the U.S. until undergraduate students in the 1920s, in an air of reverse snobbery, began to wear the fabric. Damon Runyon wrote that his new habit for wearing seersucker was “causing much confusion among my friends. They cannot decide whether I am broke or just setting a new vogue.”
This weekend only. Go pick out what you’re going to wear on Easter Sunday – and the whole week after too.
One of the things people love us for is how we can turn a neck tie into a bow tie. And to be honest, it is a little magical.
Nearly every day, we receive packages with neck ties from all over the country. We rip them open and check out what is inside.
We take out the seams and press them out.
We add our own interfacing and sew them up.
And just like that.
We get to make something new again – and we love it.
If you’re interested in purchasing this, you can do it through this link.
*the really good photos – #2 through #5 in this post were taken by our customer and friend and fellow artist, Joe Jackson. Thank you, Joe for making it look so cool.