Bow Ties

Discussion in 'General Attire & Accoutrements' started by Imahomer, Jun 14, 2004.

  1. Shangas

    Shangas I'll Lock Up

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    Using some scrap fabric, a Singer, and one of my other bowties as a guide, I made myself a homemade article. It's sky blue in colour and fits perfectly.

    It's not adjustable (I cut it to length), but it fits me wonderfully...
     
  2. Two Types

    Two Types I'll Lock Up

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    I don't wear bow ties very often, but this is the first Tootal bow tie that I've found - so i had to buy it (from a charity shop in Dorking, UK):

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  3. Twill

    Twill One of the Regulars

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    Pictures!
     
  4. Shangas

    Shangas I'll Lock Up

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    It's a real bodge-job, but if you insist, I'll get photos...
     
  5. McMurdo

    McMurdo One of the Regulars

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    I`m new here, this is my first post, over the past little while I have got into wearing a bow tie, in fact at this point I`d say I wear a bow tie more often than a 4 in hand. I have not done a count but I think I`ve got about 7 or 8 now. I`ll have to look into picking up some vintage bow ties when I can.
     
  6. Nice find! Tootal makes some nice ties as well.
     
  7. MikeBravo

    MikeBravo One Too Many

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    Welcome to the board :)

    Do you wear them on casual or formal occasions? I have only worn mine to dances so far, fairly formal I suppose
     
  8. Two Types

    Two Types I'll Lock Up

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    For an Englishman, Tootal were the best. God bless the inventor of rayon!!

    Tootal made great ties, scarves, bow ties, cravats and dressing gowns. My first ever cravat was an early 1980s Tootal polyester cravat - bought back when I hadn't yet been introduced to the wonders of rayon.
     
  9. jodbirch

    jodbirch New in Town

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    Shangas,

    I'd definitely like to see some photos too! I've thought about attempting to make a few of my own. The only problem is, I have zero sewing skills (apart from the occasional button repair). Do you use an inner lining to give the tie some stiffness?
     
  10. McMurdo

    McMurdo One of the Regulars

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    Thanks Mike
    At first they were strictly worn for formal wear but lately I have branched out to wearing them just to wear them, my black bows would just be for formal wear, something like this:

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    The others I've been wearing with suits like this:

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  11. BR Gordon

    BR Gordon One Too Many

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    Welcome to The FL. I also wore bow ties only for formal affairs; now I wear them whenever I want to dress up casual wear.
     
  12. jodbirch

    jodbirch New in Town

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  13. Wally_Hood

    Wally_Hood One Too Many

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    A little behind schedule... this from last Friday-

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    and this one from two Fridays ago...
     
  14. McMurdo

    McMurdo One of the Regulars

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    Thanks, I just picked that one up a few weeks ago, I`ll probably wear my new bow tie tomorrow with another pocket square I found today.
     
  15. Wally_Hood

    Wally_Hood One Too Many

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    ...and from about a month ago,

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    the quarterly gathering of our church association at a Sunday evening worship brought the bow ties out... (taken with son's cell phone camera)

    edit: the faces are sort of smudged over because I didn't get an okay from the other guys to post their likenesses on the 'net...
     
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  16. McMurdo

    McMurdo One of the Regulars

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    Here was the bow tie and pocket square for today:

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  17. jodbirch

    jodbirch New in Town

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  18. Edward

    Edward Bartender

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    Wonderfully co-ordinated without being exactly matched - perfection!
     
  19. McMurdo

    McMurdo One of the Regulars

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    Thanks Edward, I found the bow tie a week or so ago and the pocket square yesterday.
     
  20. McMurdo

    McMurdo One of the Regulars

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    They are both new, I have yet to find any good vintage bow ties or pocket squares in my area but I think I will have to search a bit farther a field.
     

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