Bow Ties

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

  1. Dinerman

    Dinerman Super Moderator Bartender

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    Estate sale finds from today.
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  2. Espee

    Espee Practically Family

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    Another brand has turned up in a Burlington-- " ubc "... I think that's a modern, urban line of things to wear.
    They come in various two-color patterns-- for instance, houndstooth. But the "other side" is solid (one of the two colors of the pattern.)
    Some, but not all, of the colors are a bit wild.
     
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  3. Quigley Brown

    Quigley Brown Call Me a Cab

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    From a recent yard sale...

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  4. Brand new! Nice. Now tie it and show us how it looks on you.:p
     
  5. Quigley Brown

    Quigley Brown Call Me a Cab

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    Uggh, I'll try.....
     
  6. Here try this:
    [video=youtube_share;TacUHaFo3dA]http://youtu.be/TacUHaFo3dA[/video]
     
  7. Quigley Brown

    Quigley Brown Call Me a Cab

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    ^ will do. Thanks!
     
  8. St. Valentine

    St. Valentine A-List Customer

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    Thanks for the video Jamespowers! No more readymade bow ties for me from now on...
     
  9. tealseal

    tealseal A-List Customer

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    Hi folks,
    I'm thinking of trying the bow tie out, and was wondering about the different shapes/sizes. I know that hats look best when proportioned to your face and body structure, and through some reading I've been doing on the bow tie I've gleaned an idea that there is a similar consideration. I'm 5'10", 200 lbs, neck size is 16. What type/size of bow tie should I be looking for for daily wear? The ones I found in my grandpa's drawer look like the standard butterfly variety, measures 2 3/4".
    They will most likely be an everyday-wear item. Thanks all!
     
  10. You have a point there. The larger tie would likely fit you better.
     
  11. jodbirch

    jodbirch New in Town

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    Dinerman,
    Woah, great finds!! In my approximately 7 years of hunting for bow ties in thrift stores, yard sales and estate sales I believe I have come across exactly 7 bow ties. Guess I'll just keep looking. Surely someone in my area has a box of old ones they'll want to get rid of someday!
     
  12. herringbonekid

    herringbonekid I'll Lock Up

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    beautiful fabric by E Tautz:

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  13. clarinetplayer

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  14. BR Gordon

    BR Gordon One Too Many

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    CP, That is good looking tie, and you did a fine job of tying it. Do you have any idea of the vintage?
     
  15. scottyrocks

    scottyrocks I'll Lock Up

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    Good tutorial on tying a bow tie. He makes the procedure look obvious and simple.

    However, he mentions that you can tie it around your leg and then transfer it to your neck. Now, I know that when I tie a bow tie around my neck, there is no room to get it off without untying it. In fact, it can't be loosened without taking it apart. So, all through the video I was thinking, 'How will he transfer the tie from his leg to his neck?' I could see how he would be able to slide it down his leg, but how will he get it over his head? You can't loosen a bow tie without taking it apart.

    At the end, it was obvious that he was holding a clip-back tie.

    So, what is the point of tying a bow on a clip-back tie when all you have to do is clip it on?

    The main point of this is that tying it around his leg was a great way to show how to tie it, but if you're going to wear a real bow tie, one that doesn't fasten in the back, then learn how to tie it around your neck, perhaps after you learn how to tie it on your leg because transferring a tied bow tie will be impossible.
     
  16. Two Types

    Two Types I'll Lock Up

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    Just to let all you bow-tie fans know, i will be posting three Harrods silk bow ties in the Classifieds tonight:

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  17. jodbirch

    jodbirch New in Town

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    Yesterday at an Independence Day party, we were chatting with my GF's niece, who is a local award-winning designer. My GF suggested she could make some bow ties for me. Of course, I thought this was a good idea! She very nicely agreed! Now...I'm wondering what kind of fabric I should search for? She told me silk is probably going to be hard to find locally and might have to be ordered online. I'm thinking there are other fabrics than silk that would be fine for a bow tie. Any thoughts or suggestions?
     
  18. Espee

    Espee Practically Family

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    First time finding point-end bow ties at any of my favorite budget stores-- "Forsyth" brand at Burlington for $12.99.
    I held off to see if more patterns turn up-- they had black and wine red, each with a few colored doo dads on them.
     
  19. David Conwill

    David Conwill Call Me a Cab

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    I have a seersucker bow I wear on occasion. It works well with a cotton suit. I believe it is illustrated elsewhere in this thread.
     
  20. Vampyre Master

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    now that's a bow tie!!
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