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post #46 of 96
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Originally Posted by ncdobson View Post

Check out Hanauer:

 

http://www.bowtiemaker.com/silk-bowtie/range/105/cat/343/subcat/0.htm

thanks! awesome site 

post #47 of 96

Just started making bow ties and have a lot a questions that I was hoping anybody can help me with. I am an artist that works in Bess Wax and Oil paint and have my designs printed on silk.

So here are a few questions-

 

  • Do you like silk or any other material?
  • Do you prefer clip. adjustable snaps, or a adjustable hook?
  • The ones below are with a adjustable hook.and already made. Do most men prefer to make their own bow ties?

 

 

 

 

post #48 of 96
Hello and welcome!

• Personally, I'm happy with silk, cotton, linen, or wool.

• I prefer an adjustable hook, but would really rather the tie were custom made to my neck size.

• I only wear self-tie bow ties and would never wear pre-tied or clip-on ties.

Of course, you're dealing with clothing hobbyists here, so the answers you get from other sources may be different.
post #49 of 96
Thread Starter 
MTB-85 - great looking bow ties but I'm not a fan of the diamond tips.

Susanjoy - I prefer silk, wool or linen with adjustable buttons or hooks so long as its self tie. I do not care for the designs you posted, not appropriate for business or office wear.
post #50 of 96
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Originally Posted by susanjoydesign View Post

Just started making bow ties and have a lot a questions that I was hoping anybody can help me with. I am an artist that works in Bess Wax and Oil paint and have my designs printed on silk.

So here are a few questions-

 

  • Do you like silk or any other material?
  • Do you prefer clip. adjustable snaps, or a adjustable hook?
  • The ones below are with a adjustable hook.and already made. Do most men prefer to make their own bow ties?

 

 

 

 

 

 I like the silk bowties because they're easier for me to tie. I also like the hook option to select the length.

 

 Someone like Tirailleur1 might go for a design like one of yours.

 

 The red one might be cool for me. smile.gif

post #51 of 96

Thanks for the info. I took them to a show and men suggested to make them with the hook in the back or use snaps. The response was to make some that you can tie.

 

Thanks for the feedback.

post #52 of 96
Thread Starter 
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Originally Posted by susanjoydesign View Post

Thanks for the info. I took them to a show and men suggested to make them with the hook in the back or use snaps. The response was to make some that you can tie.

Thanks for the feedback.

I would also make your designs more business appropriate. The designs shown are not appropriate for suits or a business setting.
post #53 of 96

 Let us know when you make the new ones that we can tie ourselves. I may get one. biggrin.gif

post #54 of 96

Thanks for all your feedback. Will do some new ones next week! I am going to make them with a hook on the back and self tie! I am also going to paint some silk and do the ties with that too. I think they will come out great.

 

I was watching American Idol last week and noticed they guy are going hip with bow ties!

post #55 of 96
Have been thinking about buying a bow tie for a couple weeks now, saw this thread - didn't know it was getting popular.

Couple questions - someone mentioned not to wear them with a 2 button suit? Is that true?

Any insight on choosing between cotton/linen/silk and specific tie types beyond personal preference?
post #56 of 96
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Originally Posted by atila View Post

Have been thinking about buying a bow tie for a couple weeks now, saw this thread - didn't know it was getting popular.

Couple questions - someone mentioned not to wear them with a 2 button suit? Is that true?

Any insight on choosing between cotton/linen/silk and specific tie types beyond personal preference?

I've never heard of anyone not wearing a bow tie with a 2 button suit.

Silk - all year
Wool - fall/winter
Cotton/Linen - Spring/summer
post #57 of 96
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Originally Posted by RogerC View Post

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.

 

 Ha ha...I don't know where he gets this idea about "only 3 button jackets". lol8[1].gif

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Thread Starter 
Great looking bows Wooly, where did you buy those?
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