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post #91 of 105
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Originally Posted by NathalieMartin View Post

Hi All,

I need your opinion and any tips you can give...

My husband and I have been invited to a black tie ball at Christmas and I'm keen to get him to wear a bow tie. He said he would if I got him one and tied it for him, but I've heard it's really difficult. Anyone got any tips on how to tie a perfect bow or recommendations on what designer bow tie to buy? colgate.gif

I suggest getting one from Great Bows. They make a nice formal bow and, best of all, they'll make it to order so you can choose the size of your bow to best match your spouse's face shape and size.
post #92 of 105

Thanks Mute, their 'bumptious' guide is very helpful, I have been trying this out on some old scraps of material I have in a sewing box, hopefully it will look better when I actually get the bow tie! :)

 

I actually ended up getting one from Black.co.uk after my Dad said that is where he got his from! If any of you are looking they have some very lovely ties, bow ties and all sorts of luxury accessories (http://www.black.co.uk/content/him-1015.cfm)

 

Thank you all! :bigstar:

post #93 of 105

My 11-year old daughter has a site called About the Neck and she hand-sews the bow ties. They're all self-tying so no cheating... She's got several patterns already but she's curious as to what other patterns everyone likes. If you wouldn't mind stopping by, I know she'd appreciate it.

post #94 of 105
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Originally Posted by About the Neck View Post
 

My 11-year old daughter has a site called About the Neck and she hand-sews the bow ties. They're all self-tying so no cheating... She's got several patterns already but she's curious as to what other patterns everyone likes. If you wouldn't mind stopping by, I know she'd appreciate it.

 

A great idea for her to build upon... But the designs are too loud and/or goofy... 

 

You have posted a link on a website for grown men... Nobody here is wearing large pinecones, comicbook cut-outs, sports-team logos or mustaches on their neckwear.....

 

Invest in fabrics such as wool or better silk. Stay classic/subtle. Other than that - take the World! and I hope she is enjoying herself! :bigstar:

 

 

http://bergbergstore.com/accessories/bowties.html

http://www.shibumi-berlin.com/images/product_images/info_images/253_0.jpg

http://www.dalvey.com/shop-online/bow-ties/bow-tie-grenadine/burgundy

post #95 of 105

Hi Everyone!

 

I just discovered this cool forum, so I'd like to intro myself to you! 

 

My name is Tanya Huang. My fashion label Knot Theory is a bow tie and necktie design house.

 

Last year GQ UK magazine recommended Knot Theory in their August issue. We currently have customers in 25 countries! Not bad for a software engineer turned fashion designer ;)

 

Right now I have a Kickstarter bow tie project. It's ending in less than 35 hours, so if you'd like to check out the bow ties (receive up to 40% off during this project), it's here:

http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/knot-theory-bow-tie/knot-theory-bow-ties-for-sharp-men-and-smug-dogs

 

I must admit we didn't heavily market this project, because last year we raised almost $14,000 for our bow tie project without any promotion. In our past 3 successful Kickstarter projects, we were able to get lots of eyeballs without external marketing, but this year Kickstarter has changed, rather unexpectedly.

 

So I hope you take a look at the project, and make a pledge if you like the collection. It's a playful series of bow ties which I enjoyed designing. If you are looking for something of a different style, you can also check out my website:

 

http://www.knotheory.com/collections

 

Our most popular is the black and white diamond point bow tie from our James Bond collection.

 

Our self-tie bow ties are hand made by skilled tailors. I'm extremely proud of the quality. They are also unique in that you can combine wings from different bow ties to form new ones. You can create 6 different styles with one bow tie, 40 styles with two bow ties, and 126 styles with three bow ties. (There's a math formula to it. Not kiddin' when I say my background is in geek ;)) So the bow ties are ever-changing and versatile.

 

Please feel free to say hi! I look forward to contributing content / answering questions in the near future.

 

cheers,

Tanya

post #96 of 105

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Bordeaux silk with wool/silk Drake's square... oh, and an acorn! :)

post #97 of 105

Hello everybody, my name is Marc and I have become a NEW Bow Tie Enthusiast. I never thought that I would ever wear a bow tie but lately I find that I can even wear them with anything......even a pair of jeans...I look forward to learning more about bow ties and the various styles from all of you...

post #98 of 105
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Originally Posted by MarcP View Post
 

Hello everybody, my name is Marc and I have become a NEW Bow Tie Enthusiast. I never thought that I would ever wear a bow tie but lately I find that I can even wear them with anything......even a pair of jeans...I look forward to learning more about bow ties and the various styles from all of you...

 

Welcome Marc

 

You are going to be drowning in information on this forum - and that's a good thing! :happy:

post #99 of 105

Check Wooden Handcrafted Bow Ties!!!
http://exallo.gr

http://facebook.com/exallo

post #100 of 105
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Check Wooden Handcrafted Bow Ties!!!
http://exallo.gr

http://facebook.com/exallo

 

That may be the worst thing I have ever seen.

post #101 of 105
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That may be the worst thing I have ever seen.

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post #102 of 105

Wellll...........To each his own. There were even two young men that got thousands of dollars from Kickstarter for their design of wooden bow ties. You could use a wood like Zebra Wood and let the grain give the "bow tie" it's own individual characteristic.

 

 

Just sayin'

post #103 of 105
I frequently wear my bow ties with a (moderately) spread collar. Below are a few of the paisleys .



Edited by RSS - 12/17/14 at 3:04pm
post #104 of 105

I have about 40 bow ties of various types and I wear a bow tie to work 2-3 times a week. I have some vintage ties picked up from eBay, some Brooks Ties, one or two from Ben Silver. I have a stunning tie from VaVa Neckwear in the UK. I have silk, wool, cotton, and linen ties. I wear them with button-down, point, semi spread, and spread collars.

 

I have sober ties and exuberant, over-the-top ties. I have several Christmas-themed ties, too.

 

When I started wearing bow ties (at my wife's suggestion), I noticed that people noticed, and commented, and seemed overall very positive. That positive feedback encouraged me and led me to wear them more and more. I realize that bow ties are a trend these days, but I don't particularly care.

 

I've been able to tie a bow tie since I was a young man and wore black tie to appropriate events. I think it's fair to say that there is one small trick to tying a tie, but all it takes is practice.

 

One small shout-out for Beau Ties, of Vermont. I have bought several ties from this supplier and I've been very happy with their products.

post #105 of 105
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Originally Posted by FlyingMonkey View Post
 

 

That may be the worst thing I have ever seen.

 

I also thought that it was the worst thing I'd ever seen, until someone posted a link to "bow ties" that looked similar to the wooden ones above but which were made out of cut-out aluminium.

 

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1004547155/bow-ties-damico-aluminum-leather-wood

 

The horror... the horror...

 

What makes it even worse is that the Kickstarter campaign managed to raise twice as much as they were aiming to raise. Who the hell is kicking in money for an aluminium cut-out bow tie???

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