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Bow Ties

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by Cuttingboard, Sep 4, 2012.

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  1. FlyingMonkey

    FlyingMonkey Senior member

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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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  2. MTB-85

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




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  3. potemkin_city_limits

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    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.
     
  4. FillW

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




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  8. FlaneurNYC

    FlaneurNYC Senior member

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    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.
     
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  9. Cuttingboard

    Cuttingboard Senior member

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    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.
     
  10. FillW

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    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. [​IMG]
     
  11. susanjoydesign

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    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.
     
  12. Cuttingboard

    Cuttingboard Senior member

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    I would also make your designs more business appropriate. The designs shown are not appropriate for suits or a business setting.
     
  13. FillW

    FillW Senior member

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    Let us know when you make the new ones that we can tie ourselves. I may get one. [​IMG]
     
  14. susanjoydesign

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    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!
     
  15. atila

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    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?
     
  16. Cuttingboard

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    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
     
  17. FillW

    FillW Senior member

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    Ha ha...I don't know where he gets this idea about "only 3 button jackets". [​IMG]
     
  18. FillW

    FillW Senior member

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    Pretty awesome ties!
     
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  20. Cuttingboard

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    Great looking bows Wooly, where did you buy those?
     

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