Diamond Pointed Black Bow with Peak Lapel Tuxedo vs Butterfly

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by Brianpore, Jan 25, 2013.

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  1. Brianpore

    Brianpore B&S (BS) ambassador-in-chief

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    It's time to buy a bow tie for my new Tuxedo. Of course it will be grosgrain to match the facing BUT the big question is, Butterfly vs Diamond Point?

    Does anyone have pictures of a Diamond Point bow with peak lapel tux?
     


  2. WICaniac

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  3. Brianpore

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    I spoke to them about making that exact tie a few weeks ago. They sent me a sample of the material to see how it compared to the grosgrain which I was looking for to match my tux. it is very nice, ribs are not as pronounced as the tux which I was hoping for. It is certainly on my list of choices and think it would make a great addition.

    If you end up buying one, please snap a few picture and post them.
     


  4. Moloch38

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    I'm glad you shared this website. My tux is grosgrain, and I have a Blace Fleexe BB straight batwing bowtie that I like, but I am really liking the texture of the black pique bowtie. Thoughts?
     


  5. WICaniac

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    Personally, I think the cotton pique is too informal (if nice) looking. Upon closer inspection, I can see that the grain of Cordial Churchman's faille is too subtle (as noted by Brianpore).

    My other options for faille / grosgrain in a diamond point are presently from Le Noeud Papillon (http://lenoeudpapillon.blogspot.com/2012/03/do-you-recall-clarence-carter-bow-i.html) and R Hanauer (http://www.bowties.com/index.cfm/p/products/range/105/cat/341/subcat/0.htm). The former is exactly what I'm looking for at a price that I can't justify; the latter amounts to settling, which no one wants to do when literally dressing one's best.

    Any other options?
     
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    So pique is less formal than grosgrain or satin? Or only if its in black?
     


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