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Bowties, where to buy? (e-net)

Patrician

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Originally Posted by Patrician
I'm looking to buy some nice bowties off the internet at a resonable price. I need them to ship international (EU), any suggestions?

I found these two,
http://www.beautiesltd.com/
Int. shipping: "Minimum $25" (?)

http://www.neckties.com/
Int. shipping: Depends. For me: $45

http://www.bowtieclub.com/
Int. shipping: $16

Heard of these?

Any other?

EDIT: Added another one.

J.Press has nice bowties - especially some diamond point ones. No idea what is on their website or what they charge to ship to EU.
 

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Another Euro bowtie fancier here though I've only begun to dip my feet in.

I've bought ties from Carrot & Gibbs (http://www.greatbows.com/store/); postage is very cheap ($5 flat fee, I believe). I'm not too keen on most of their patterns but they have some nice ones here and there. They have a very cool sizing mechanism (not the little metal rings but MOP buttons) although this means that you can't use their standard non-sized bows with a wing collar for evening wear. (I got a black satin bow - which means now I have to build up an informal black tie ensemble around it. Sigh). The tie is fairly thick and losse and I suspect it might get a bit floppy over the course of an evening.

I've also bought from Beau Ties. I paid the $25 postage for three ties - I guess if your order waistcoats and cummerbunds the price may be higher. These bows are great - very crisp and they tie really well and easily. Very fond of these ties and will certainly get more.

Others (I believe AlanC for one) speaks highly of R Hanauer (www.bowties.com). They have some very nice designs but for some reason my credit card was rejected by their system so I can't say anything more.
 

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I know that Alexander Olch does a diamond-end velvet black bowtie, but he's fairly expensive. Does anyone else have recommendations about where I might find one?

Also, I know that traditionally the bowtie matches the fabric of the dinner jacket's lapels, but, tradition aside-- I have a midnight blue, single breast, notch (I know, I know...) jacket with black satin lapels. How do you think it would look to mix this with the aforementioned bowtie? I like the way that velvet looks like a darker black than black silk. Tradition aside, what are your thoughts? I would be wearing this with a white gardenia boutonnière and a white pocket square in a low single point fold.

Thanks,

EI
 

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I should mention that I'm looking for non formal bow ties; striped, dotty, motifs etc.
 

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Thanks for the great advice.

I'm trying to find a e-store based in the EU so I dont have to pay any VAT or customs duty.
 

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If you like the classic self-tie bow ties, then check out:
http://www.tiesoflondon.com/prodtype.asp?PT_ID=3

They have a huge selection of bow ties that are handmade in England. If you like the classic British look then you will find one at their site.


If you are looking for a bargain and a a pretied bow tie then go to:
http://www.ties-necktie.com/bow-ties/

Some of them have a matching pocket square with the bow tie.


Enjoy your shopping!
 

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Originally Posted by Papillonman;32712:fistbump: 21
www.lenoeudpapillon.com has excellent bow ties.

Yes I've taken delivery of a few bows from these guys. They're great. The real McCoy not just some mass made crap. I also bought a silk cravat from them, queer looking thing but then I'm comfortable with how I look.
 

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