Sources for modern bow ties?
August 9, 2013 3:52 PM   Subscribe

Looking for hipster, modern and unisex bow ties. All fabrics will be considered, but especially woven fabrics, chambray, linen, or silk with a touch of texture. Bonus points for bow ties that are slim or have slightly trimmer proportions. Who are your favorite designers?
posted by barnone to Clothing, Beauty, & Fashion (12 answers total) 15 users marked this as a favorite
Best answer: I apologize for not checking any of your examples but I had to tell you that we have our very own metafilter bow tie maker! Usonian has a link to the etsy store in the profile!

Here is the mefi shoppingmall in case you're curious :-)
posted by travelwithcats at 4:01 PM on August 9, 2013 [4 favorites]

Best answer: Beau Ties has slim/diamond point styles!
posted by ThePinkSuperhero at 4:07 PM on August 9, 2013

Best answer: Ben Silver - classics
J. Press - classics, but see the raw silk and madras ties
Pierrepont Hicks - more what you're looking for I think
posted by Mendl at 4:11 PM on August 9, 2013

Best answer: I've gotten some smart linen ties from Mrs. Stager, now doing business at . The style catalog is basically here:
posted by graftole at 4:16 PM on August 9, 2013

Best answer: The Tie Bar has tons of great bowties (as long as your neck is 18.5 inches or smaller). They have good neckties, too.

I like Everyday Bow Ties (google them) too, but they might be too plain for your tastes.
posted by dhens at 5:01 PM on August 9, 2013

Best answer: Related to the tie bar, and for a good cause.
posted by gjc at 5:32 PM on August 9, 2013 [1 favorite]

Best answer: Hey, thank you travelwithcats! I do make bow ties, you can find my shop as mentioned above. (I just checked the FAQ and I think I'm OK to respond here, since it's pretty much 100% on-topic. But if anyone has a problem with it let me know or flag this or whatever.)

barnone, the slimmest "stock" style I have is 1.5 inches, but if you're looking for something skinnier, I can hook you up if any of the patterns in my shop catch your eye. Memail me or drop me a convo on Etsy. Most of my stuff is flat cotton, but I have some striped seersuckers that have nice texture, and a dupioni silk.
posted by usonian at 5:52 PM on August 9, 2013 [2 favorites]

Best answer: Skinny Vinny. The designer is a relation, but he really is quite good.
posted by Sticherbeast at 6:58 PM on August 9, 2013

Best answer: Cordial Churchman can do any tie in a variety of wideness/thinness styles.
posted by supercres at 8:43 PM on August 9, 2013

Best answer: Coloré Design, from Montreal, for African textiles.
posted by TheGoodBlood at 9:45 AM on August 10, 2013

Best answer: Cyberoptix ties are quiet popular in my group for both apperance and workmanship.
posted by Ookseer at 2:04 PM on August 10, 2013

Response by poster: Thanks everyone! I ordered a few from various sources and can't wait to see what they look like in person. This is an ongoing request though, so if you come across other ideas, please drop them in this thread!
posted by barnone at 7:57 AM on August 12, 2013

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