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Are sized self-tie bow ties still available?

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I'm looking for a decent self-tie bow tie for sized for my neck (which a little larger). Google keeps turning up pre-tied and adjustable. Does anyone still carry these?

As I recall, properly sized ties were much easier to tie than the adjustable. Am I remembering something that never existed?
 

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I don't see why they would be easier to tie. Once you set the adjuster (with the hook or the t-thing that goes in a slot) and get them through your collar, they should be about the same. In any case, I'm sure someone like Sam Hober would make you one if you asked.
 

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I have used beautiesltd and have been pretty happy with them. I do not believe it makes any difference whatsover if your bow tie is sized to you or not unless you are wearing a proper wing collar and don't want the adjuster to show. I do believe though, that Beau Ties Ltd and Hanauer will make sized bow ties for you if you request.

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I wear a lot of bowties, and all of mine are adjustable. I used to have a couple that were sized, but I didn't like them as much. The reason is because I purchased them without first trying them on, and the sizing was somewhat off (yes, my fault, I know). However, I don't see how adjustable vs. sized can affect the ease of tying it. You're trying the "front" of the tie, not the adjustable part. Just make sure you try on the sized one first, because different makers have different sizes of "wings" on the tie, and you want to make sure you don't end up looking like a clown with a giant, droopy bowtie that hangs over the sides of your collar.
 

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Originally Posted by j
I don't see why they would be easier to tie. Once you set the adjuster (with the hook or the t-thing that goes in a slot) and get them through your collar, they should be about the same. In any case, I'm sure someone like Sam Hober would make you one if you asked.
I don't think Sam Hober makes bowties . . . yet. He does have some prototypes in progress and he is planning to add bowties to his regular lineup.
 

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David needs to worry about fulfilling last year's orders before he branches out into bowties. Much as I'm eagerly awaiting the arrival of his bowties, I'm more eagerly awaiting last summer's necktie orders.
 

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I have not seen them for sometime now, I would say there aren't that many in exsistince these days considering there aren't too many us that wear them anymore. I have a few that I have kept around since I do get a better finish out of them then I do with newer ties.
 

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I kind of wish there were bowties that were self tie but could be taken apart at the back. I suck at tying them and when I have a good knot, I'd like to be able to loosen my collar temporarily and put it back together without spending another hour. Luckily I wear them about once a year or so.
 

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Originally Posted by j
I kind of wish there were bowties that were self tie but could be taken apart at the back. I suck at tying them and when I have a good knot, I'd like to be able to loosen my collar temporarily and put it back together without spending another hour. Luckily I wear them about once a year or so.

Charvet.
I can't stand it, but Jean-Claude Colban says they make their bowties with a hook and eye that lets you take the tie apart while keeping the knot in place, precisely because lazy slobs like you enjoy and demand this feature.
 

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CN:

How do you order from them if not going to their store? Do they have a catalog?

Btw- it appears that some posters missed my comment before. I am fairly certain that Beau Ties Ltd and Hanauer will make bow ties to whatever specification you have for a fairly reasonable price too.

Cordovan
 

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They also take custom orders for bows, I recommend that you either mail or call them if you can't find anything local. Unfortunately they have no e-store
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There store looks fantastic, I'd love to walk around it.
 

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The only bow ties I own are sized and they are done by Polo. Can't be more than a few seasons old.
 

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