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Bow Ties

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

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  1. FillW

    FillW Senior member

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    Bitte?


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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!
     


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    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.
     


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    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. :)
     


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

    Ladies love bow ties and I love ladies!
     
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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?
     


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    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.
     


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    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..




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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.
     


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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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