Matt, those are great! That was a fun night!
Fred Astaire could do it well.
I was hoping someone would mention Bing Crosby. He is the reason I wear bow ties. (pics to come) I own...10 bow ties. which I call my beau ties.
I wear them all the time (I smoke a pipe on occassion so I try to stay as close to him as possible)
I will post pics soon. Lots of them, pics of hats, shoes, suits (me in them) etc
P.S. I HAVE to find that bow tie that Bogey wears in the second pic. That is... well it makes me speechless
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I have a dark green with white polka dots bow tie from the 40's. Looks much like one I have seen Bing wear with a suit in a sheet music photo. I call it my Bing tie.
Bing is one of my favorite crooners! Way smoother then most I have heard. I really like his early recordings from 1928 to 1938. I like Frank Sinatra, but only from 1938 to 1945.
I've got about 20 bows. A friend from college wore them and inspired me, but a guy from Yale taught me how to tie one at a summer in Oxford. Mentioned already have been Brooks Brothers and Ben Silver.
My favorite bows come from Hanauer. I also have ties from Beau Ties of Vermont, and, already linked, The Bow Tie Club. I want to try some from J Press.
Well boys, I see you prefer the new bowties. As for me, I find vintage better looking and classier in shooting for a vintage look. The bow ties of the 30's and 40's had different looks. Most of them had a dimond shape at the end. I have a hanger full of 1930's and 40's original bowties. I have never been a clip on man and I could care less for them.
Take a look at these fine specimens!
Early Frank Sinatra from 1943 and 45.
Fred Astaire 1940.
And now from 1926,Valentino!
Now, Bob Crosby, (Bing's Brother) and Doris Day.
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