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post #32 of 105
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 I have to report that I was really astonished on the positive reactions I got from both sexes most of whom came up to me while I sat and had drinks. The women actually went out of thier way to tell me they thought I "looked good" is how most of them put it. If they didn't comment they at least had a smile on thier faces and a friendly pat on the shoulder. The guys who commented on it were mostly guys I see quite a bit but they were all positive as well. Guys must not wear bowties very much cause people acted like they had never seen anyone wear one before. it was pretty funny!

 

This tends to happen. I was wearing my plaid EG bow tie (as in the pic on the first page of this, but as part of a slightly different combo) when I was in New York and a (rather hot) lady of a certain age, who had given me an approving look as she walked past, actually turned around and ran back to tell me that she loved the way I was dressed, particularly the bow tie!

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This tends to happen. I was wearing my plaid EG bow tie (as in the pic on the first page of this, but as part of a slightly different combo) when I was in New York and a (rather hot) lady of a certain age, who had given me an approving look as she walked past, actually turned around and ran back to tell me that she loved the way I was dressed, particularly the bow tie!

 

 To be honest I was apprehensive about wearing it out. I was kinda worried about whether or not it would keep getting crooked and look funny. I was also concerned about the shirt collar being tight around my neck. I have a wierd thing about feeling like I'm being "choked". lol

 

 I soon forgot about all that and found myself enjoying the attention.  

post #34 of 105

 I think I'll wear it again this weekend but this time I'll team it up with a black SC, white silk PS and either dark grey or light grey slacks. I want to see if the compliments keep coming.

 

 I wore a white silk pocket square with it last week. That may be a SF faux pas but I don't have a white linen PS yet. Need to get one!

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I wore a bow tie for the first time this weekend and received nothing but compliments from men and women alike. I especially got a lot of attention from women who expressed that they like the fact that a man would take the time to present such a great look and go counter to the prevailing slob-wear. Several encouraged me to wear them more often.

Naturally, I will pick up a couple more soon. smile.gif
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I bought a couple from Ed at Panta...very nice and great quality. Always enjoy buying from Ed!
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I wore a bow tie for the first time this weekend and received nothing but compliments from men and women alike. I especially got a lot of attention from women who expressed that they like the fact that a man would take the time to present such a great look and go counter to the prevailing slob-wear. Several encouraged me to wear them more often.
Naturally, I will pick up a couple more soon. smile.gif

Originally being from Texas myself, I understand what a big complement this is!

Ladies love bow ties and I love ladies!
post #38 of 105
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I've been making my own bow ties recently. Here is one I made yesterday out of an old tie I never wore. The best part about making them for yourself is that you dont really have to bother making them adjustable so you just have to make each side then connect them in the middle. For this one I used a piece of ribbon cut to the length I needed.

 

I wear a bowtie to profess in every day, & a colleague suggested that I make my own. I have no sewing experience, so I went to YouTube to look for a primer. There were some videos, but they all seemed to leave out middle steps that I needed to see as a newbie. Can you point to any sources to help a beginner learn to sew a bowtie?

post #39 of 105
Bow tie sources: Drake's, Ben Silver, Pierrepoint Hicks, and there's an Etsy seller, VaVa Bow Ties, who has very English colourful woven silks. Remember: only wear with 3 button jackets, DB or a vest.
post #40 of 105
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Originally Posted by wgiceman View Post

I wore a bow tie for the first time this weekend and received nothing but compliments from men and women alike. I especially got a lot of attention from women who expressed that they like the fact that a man would take the time to present such a great look and go counter to the prevailing slob-wear. Several encouraged me to wear them more often.
Naturally, I will pick up a couple more soon. smile.gif

 

 I was down in Austin a few years ago expecting to see guys dressed in western/cowboy clothes. Most were dressed like Easterners. lol

(Yuppies or Hip-hop)

 

 The ladies either said they liked "the look" or just that they liked the tie.

 

 I don't think it was just the tie but the entire combo in my case.

 

 Yeah, I'd like to try out other ties and looked at a few last weekend. It's fun, that's for sure!

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Two new bow ties just arrived... both Italian and silk, but rather different levels of funkiness... I will enjoy wearing both.

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^ I like the one on the right the most..

 

 

 

 

Here are the newly added Fall/Winter collection from Berg&Berg

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

I have been given permission to post all images by the owner of the company.

post #43 of 105
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I wear a bowtie to profess in every day, & a colleague suggested that I make my own. I have no sewing experience, so I went to YouTube to look for a primer. There were some videos, but they all seemed to leave out middle steps that I needed to see as a newbie. Can you point to any sources to help a beginner learn to sew a bowtie?

I only really learned through trial and error. You lay two pieces of fabric on top of each other with the facing sides together, sew the shape of half the bowtie. Cut that out and flip it inside out. Do this same step a second time so you end up with two halves of the bowtie. Iron the two pieces so they are nice and flat. Then you figure out your length and sew the two pieces together. At this point it doesnt matter how sloppy your sewing job is to get the pieces together because no one will ever see it. My first few looked terrible but it got easier each time I made one.
post #44 of 105

 MTB-85: Those are some cool looking bowties. That's going to be one of my next purchases- the "pointy-end bow tie".

 

 A plain black one would probably look great as well!

post #45 of 105
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Originally Posted by potemkin_city_limits View Post


I only really learned through trial and error. You lay two pieces of fabric on top of each other with the facing sides together, sew the shape of half the bowtie. Cut that out and flip it inside out. Do this same step a second time so you end up with two halves of the bowtie. Iron the two pieces so they are nice and flat. Then you figure out your length and sew the two pieces together. At this point it doesnt matter how sloppy your sewing job is to get the pieces together because no one will ever see it. My first few looked terrible but it got easier each time I made one.

 

Thanks. I'll just have to try when I get the time.

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