October 12, 2015

Color Of The Week: Purple



Our guide to this week’s fashion trends comes down to one word  - Purple. This regal hue is dominating Fall Fashion this week in all shapes and sizes.  Our purple knit tie is the must have accessory of menswear but it doesn’t stop there.  Purple is the IT color in all patterns from polka dots to stripes to paisleys. These four styles are our top sellers but our collection of purple ties has something for everyone. Jumpstart your dark Autumn basics with a jolt of purple!

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October 7, 2015

Groomsmen Ties To Match Bari Jay Dresses

Ties To Match Bari Jay Dresses

Bows-N-Ties has partnered up with Bari Jay to make sure your bridesmaids and groomsmen match up in your favorite color.  We have curated a collection of ties that coordinate perfectly with 30+ of Bari Jay wedding colors. Proper groomsmen accessories should be accessible and easy to find for all wedding parties no matter the color you choose. Check out these inspiration boards for Blush, Navy and Eggplant -and finally feel at ease, that the colors will indeed match. 

Match Bari Jay Blush With Ties

Solid Pink Blue Tie  |  Striped Tie in Blush
Striped Tie in Blush   |  Pin Dot Bow Tie in Blush

Ties to Match Bari Jay Navy


Solid Navy Tie  |    Subtle Striped Tie in Navy

Striped Tie in Navy  |  Pin Dot Patterned Tie in Navy

Groomsmen Accessories To Match Bari Jay Eggplant

Solid Color Tie in Eggplant   |   Striped Tie in White + Eggplant

Polka Dot Tie in Eggplant   |   Pin Dot Bow Tie in Eggplant


October 5, 2015

Menswear Influencer – A Curated Man

Designer Red Patterned Tie

Meet Fashion Influencer, Wale Soluade – Founder and Creator of A Curated Man. This GQ Fashion Insider is a power house when it comes to menswear. His cutting-edge combinations never cease to amaze and inspire us. No matter how bold he goes, Mr. Soluade always get it right!  We wanted to know his secrets. Check out our Q + A with the A Curated Man and be sure to check out his website and his Instagram feed.

Q + A With A Curated Man

Bows-N-Ties: How and when did you become interested in menswear?
A Curated Man: “I think I’ve always been interested in menswear and just style period, even when I thought that was represented by sweatpants and football jersey’s. I went a private high school where we were required to wear uniforms, and I found myself using my choice of shoes, belts, accessories and back-packs to express my personal style.”

Bows-N-Ties: Who and what inspires you?
A Curated Man:My biggest inspiration has always been my father.  As a child, I got to watch him getting dressed for work in the morning and accompanied him on visits to his tailors and shoemaker’s.  The smell of leather at one of his favorite shoe stores in London is still one of my fondest memories.  Now, I find inspiration all over the place.  I particularly appreciate architecture and often find myself comparing the construction of great buildings to well crafted garments.”


Designer Regimental Green Tie

Bows-N-Ties: How many suits do you own?
A Curated Man:My wardrobe currently contains 49 suits and 36 jackets and sport coats.”

Bows-N-Ties: How many ties do you own?
A Curated Man:I’ve got 89 ties at the moment.  I probably need to purge my wardrobe as while I wear ties anywhere from 5-6 days out of the week, some of them just never make it into rotation.”


Designer Emblem Patterned Silk Tie

Bows-N-Ties: How would your describe your fashion aesthetic?
A Curated Man:  “The vast majority of my wardrobe is tailored clothing and as my knowledge continues to deepen there, so does my appreciation.  My aesthetic is rooted in what I would like to think is elegant timelessness with a bit of a spin.  I work in what is probably one of the more conservative industries attire-wise, but part of my personal brand is how I balance that with self-expression.”


A Curated Man in Polka Dot Tie

Bows-N-Ties: What advice would you give men just becoming interested in fashion and beginning to define their style?
A Curated Man: “Take your time to learn – not just about what works for you but also why it works.  One becomes less likely to be swayed by what magazines etc., tell you that you should be wearing.  Then invest in the classics first such as a well made navy suit.”



Bows-N-Ties: If you had to name one thing, what would be your favorite thing in your wardrobe right now?
A Curated Man: “This is a tough question. Right now, I think my favorite thing/s are these coral bracelets and coral ring I brought back from my recent trip home to Nigeria. I’ve worn them everyday for the last month or so and actually have put away all of my other accessories.”

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Meet Fashion Influencer – Noah Williams

September 30, 2015

Lake Tahoe Wedding Inspiration

Destination Wedding To Lake Tahoe

Quick: close your eyes and picture your dream view. Welcome to Lake Tahoe! This wildly picturesque setting will seduce you with its world famous blue waters, snow peaked mountains and impossibly tall pine trees. Make your wedding dreams come true and celebrate your special day in Lake Tahoe.  There’s no limit to the beauty -or the possibilities. Explore more Lake Tahoe ideas by visiting our Destination Wedding Pinterest Board.  For Lake Tahoe groomsmen accessories, choose a palette of blues and/ or grays that will graciously compliment one of the world’s most stunning lakes. Opt for styles that are simple, smart and textured. These are a few of our favorite picks for your Lake Tahoe Wedding.


Groomsmen Pieces for Lake Tahoe Weddings

Slim  Striped Tie in Blues   |  Blue Pocket Square with Polka Dots   | Navy Tie With Embroidered Diamonds

Charcoal Knit Skinny Tie  |  Striped Linen Bow Tie  | Striped Tie in Navy and Gray



September 28, 2015

Menswear Styles of The 1950′s

Menswear Style Trends of the 1950's


The 1950′s

The Ivy League style that many of us covet today was first introduced and defined in the 1950′s. The clean cut  and conservative aesthetic was captured by the silhouette of the suits, the subdued color palette and the menswear accessories. 


The Trendsetters

The 1950′s had a plethora of cool cats like Cary Grant, Frank Sinatra, Steve McQueen, James Dean and Miles Davis, who had a paramount  effect on the direction of menswear.


The Suit

The 1950′s was the introduction of the bespoke suit. Suits silhouettes began to evolve and we’re smartly tailored to compliment and accentuate the body’s frame. Men began to gravitate more towards the single breasted suits than the double breasted suits.


The Neckties

Esquire magazine termed the style of the 1950′s as the “Mister T” look. This new style was characterized by tapered suits, slimmer lapels and smaller hat brims, and thinner neckties! The neckties also started getting longer as the trouser waistline lowered. Foulard patterns and geometric motifs were the favorited styles. In fact, our Foulard Tie Collection was inspired by the 1950′s! 


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