September 15, 2014

Bow Tie Infographic

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Ever wonder what’s more popular: A Bow Tie or a Necktie? How about what bow tie color men wear most often? Well, we did some research using Google search statistics, our website traffic, sales data, as well as surveyed some of the worlds largest tie producers to find out some interesting bow tie facts which we decided to display in form of the infographic above.

1. Top 5 Bow Tie States
Ever wonder in which States you are most likely to run into men wearing bow ties? Well, we found out which are the Top 5 States with the highest concentration of “men interested in bow ties”. To get this number we used Google’s regional search statistics as well as adult men population data. The #1 Bow Tie state in the US is: Mississippi.

2. Bow Ties vs Neckties?
While we certainly see more neckties on a day to day basis, men are much more interested in bow ties. Take a look at the historical search graph for “bow tie” vs. “necktie” related keywords (google search volume). While the interest in “neckties” has been somewhat declining we see a big search increase in “bow tie” related keywords. This trend is also visible in our sales date. Over the last 2 years bow tie sales have outgrown our necktie sales.

3. Self-Tie vs Pre-Tied Bow Ties?
The true bow tie aficionado will argue that the self-tie bow tie is the only acceptable option. While we agree that self-tie bow ties are sartorially more respectable, sales and production numbers beg to differ. We asked 5 of the world’s largest tie manufacturers, producing millions of bow ties per year, which style they sell more. You will be surprised to find out that 78% of all bow ties produced are pre-tied compared to 22% being the self-tie style. This goes to show that the “occasional bow tie” wearer, the one who is required to wear a bow tie either as part of a dress code or part of a uniform, prefers convenience over style.

4. Only 1% of Men Know “How to Tie a Bow Tie”
Together with our sister site, Tie-a-Tie.net, we recently surveyed 8,900 adult men about their tie habits. One of the questions asked was “Do you know how to tie your own bow tie?”. Surprisingly only 92 men answers yes, which equals about 1% of the population surveyed.

5. New Years Eve is the #1 Day to wear a Bow Tie:
We analyzed the website traffic of Tie-a-Tie.net, the world’s largest “how to tie a tie” website, teaching over 4 million men each year the art of tying different tie knots. The days that bring the most visitors to the site via “how to tie a bow tie” searches are: New Years Eve, Christmas, Halloween, Valentine’s Day, and “National Bow Tie Day”. Looks like Pee Wee Herman, the Nutty Professor, and the Chippendales continue to be popular Halloween costumes.

6. Black is Still the Most Popular Bow Tie Color:
Our sales date shows that black is, by a large margin, the most popular bow tie color. This shouldn’t come as a surprise since the black bow tie is part of the formal black tie dress code. One color that surprised us was pink. Almost 1 in 14 bow ties sold by us is pink in color. Most of these are sold during the spring and summer months, and are worn at weddings and proms.

Other Suggested Posts:
List of Famous Bow Tie Wearing Men
Infographic on the Key Rules on Wearing a Suit

Are we missing any interesting stats you would like us to research? Let us know by leaving a comment below.

September 12, 2014

Regal Retriever: Sir Lancelot

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Our Dogs-N-Ties fundraiser has already been off to a great start. To further promote our fundraiser as well as to showcase these dog print neckties and scarves, we recently had a photoshoot with pet photographer Kira Stackouse of Nuena.com – who took some amazing photos of some dapper dogs wearing these handsome accessories. Each week we will be featuring a new dog wearing a different necktie or scarf. To start things off we are featuring our Bows-N-Ties office dog named Lancelot.

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Sir Lancelot does anything for a treat including making funny faces. His favorite treats include watermelon, almond butter, and greek yogurt. Here our dapper office dog is wearing the beagle print necktie

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Lancelot, exhausted after a long day of photo shooting, is showing off the French bulldog tie.

About Lancelot:
Breed: Golden Retriever
Job Title at Bows-N-Ties: Director of Quality Control
Age: 3
Favorite Toy: Full Size Soccer Ball
Favorite Treat: Watermelon
Favorite Animal: Teeny tiny fluffy dogs
Hobbies: Sniffing, eating grass, pooping, sleeping, playing Soccer, eating Watermelon
If I had a human voice I would sound like:

September 10, 2014

Get This Look – Business Cool

Designer Navy Suit Look
Dark Navy Striped Tie - $18.90
Navy Suit  -$375
Brown Oxfords - $69.95
Navy Socks $6.75
Lilac Patterned Pocket Square - $12.90
White Spread Collar Dress Shirt - $52.50
Total – $536

Amp up your workwear style with this savvy and stylish take on creating a Business Cool Aesthetic. This sharp combination will have you jumping high.  We love the combination of dark blues, classic whites and the unexpected addition of a soft lilac.  Also, this successful look can easily transition into a chic evening look by switching from suit trousers to jeans.

Your Bows-N-Ties Team

September 9, 2014

Must Have Menswear Fashion Pieces For Fall

The Best Menswear Fashion Pieces Of Fall 2014

Classic Fall Pieces For Menswear 2014

Printed Paisley Pocket Square
Grey Blazer 
Blue Dress Shirt
Slim Denim Jeans
Waxed Jacket
White Dress Shirt
Leather Brown Derby Shoes
Lightweight Wool Sweater
Striped Bow Tie 
 Classic Navy Suit
Striped Wool Skinny Tie
Leather Belt
Canvas Sneakers 
Patterned Silk Scarf
Navy Tie Clip
Patterned Socks
Laptop Bag

We have created a visual guide / checklist of the Must Have Menswear Fashion Pieces for Fall 2014.   These menswear components will have you looking extra dapper and perfectly polished for any event and/ or occasion that arises.  Create a cohesive and utilitarian look with no headache by purchasing these Fall pieces that are tried and true essential pieces perfect for the trends of the upcoming season.

Your Bows-N-Ties Team

 

September 5, 2014

Featured Look Of The Week – New York Autumn Chic

Steven Onoja Shows Us What To Wear This Autumn Season

Autumn Fashion For Men

Nothing beats an Autumn Day in Manhattan especially with  Steven Onoja showing us his savvy fashion strategy for Fall 2014.  For a casual stroll through Midtown, Onoja wears a white dress shirt, a heathered green tie with gold tie bar and a suede bomber jacket.   The Fall inspired palette pairs impressively well with the gold tie bar and gold watch.

 

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Onoja is a master when it comes to accessorizing.  We love the fedora, the sunglasses and the belt that all coordinate well together.  Check out this polka dot lining on this suede bomber!

Fall Fashion For Men

This unique combination of colors, textures and patterns is what makes Onoja one of the best Menswear Stylists of 2014.  He takes risks and creates phenomenal looks that constantly inspire us. Check out more of this looks on his website and his Instagram.

 

Your Bows-N-Ties Team