Where to buy fitted/fixed-length bow ties?

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  1. Antioch

    Antioch New Member

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    I'm looking to buy a fixed-length black satin bow tie to wear with a wingtip collar shirt - I don't want an adjustable "one-size-fits-all" bowtie as the buckle is tacky and not classy when work with this kind of shirt. Unfortunately my googling has come up with nothing, but I'm sure that fixed length bow ties must exist! Please help.

    (My neck size is 15.75" if it matters).

    Much thanks! :)

    Edit: I'd prefer batwing to butterfly.
     
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  2. Not Ed Harris

    Not Ed Harris Senior member

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    I got mine at Turnbull & Asser, but looking at their website they don't seem to have the fixed length ones for sale on the website. So either they don't do them anymore or they only do them instore.

    I agree that it's certainly a better look for a wing collar though. Downside is that they're a lot more of a pain in the arse to tie, especially if you don't have much cause to practice. I only seem to be capable of doing mine when I'm drunk.
     


  3. Antioch

    Antioch New Member

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    Ah, that's unfortunate!

    I don't have a problem tying a bow tie snugly without resizing the strap afterwards, just takes practice. :)
     


  4. Blackhood

    Blackhood Senior member

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    I believe T M lewin have Sized Self Tie bowties.
     


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    LeviMay Senior member

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    I believe Sam Hober is now making custom bow ties.

    I ordered my fixed length black satin bow tie from Dion Neckwear through Harry Rosen.
     


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    Sam Hober's are top quality http://www.samhober.com/bow-ties/

    They do warn, "Our bow ties are custom made for you in the length, height and shape that you prefer.

    The bow ties will be one size with no adjustors.

    The pattern making process is a slow one and will often require us making a sample bow tie for your approval.

    Please email with your questions."
     


  7. Antioch

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    ooh, the Sam Hober ones sound nice and I like that you get a sample tie to ensure the size is good.
     


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  10. Antioch

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    I've actually already tried them and the results were unsatisfactory. :(
     


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    Sam Hober Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    emc894 and Antioch,

    Thank you for thinking of us.

    The sample bow tie is only as needed and will not be offered in the future - without an additional charge....
     


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    F. Corbera Senior member

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    Just a thought, but can't a competent tailor take out the buckle or whatever on your favorite tie and customize to your size. I know tie crafters, for example, can resize long ties.
     


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    How come? doesn't fit?
     


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