December 12, 2014

Featured Vintage Inspired Wool Bow Ties

Introducing Our New Collection of Mod Styled Self Tie Bow Ties

Vintage Inspired Self Tie Bow Tie
Mod Bow Tie in Burnt Orange   Bow Tie in Olive + Blue Wool   Mod Print Wool Tie in Blue

The Blackbird Design House has created a remarkable collection of Mod Inspired Self Tie Bow Ties made from world class textiles and state of the art techniques.  This handsome collection of bow ties are artisan made from pure wool from the celebrated fashion mill of Botinelli S.P.A  in Como, Italy. The graphic Mod Pattern is digitally printed on the wool which, up until recently, has been considered nearly impossible. The Blackbird Fashion House has been able to create this line of bow ties in textured wool without loosing any of the complex nuances of this artful pattern. Move fast on this Limited Edition Collection of self tie bow ties. They come in three handsome color ways in limited quantities and are priced at $29.90.  Shop the Collection today!

December 6, 2014

Top 5 Ties To Wear With Your Gingham Shirt

How To Accessorize A Gingham Shirt

The Blue + White Gingham Shirt is the common denominator in Menswear Fashion; men of all ages and styles own one or ten. We picked out the Top 5 best neckties to pair with your Gingham Shirts.  Shop these looks by clicking on the ties below!   You will be amazed at how good these ties look with gingham!

Skinny Knit Tie in NavyPin Dot Skinny Tie in NavyRegimental Slim Tie in Green and BlueTartan_Plaid_TieDesigner Paisley Tie

November 19, 2014

Men’s Interview Dress Code By Top Industries

The Men’s Interview Dress Chart By Industry

What To Wear To An Interview

 

Artwork by Cole Crossen

While unemployment rates are grabbing the headlines, we wanted to reboot, regroup and start thinking about landing jobs in the top six industries. The Top Industries for jobs are in Technology, Design, Sales, Government, Healthcare and Finance according to US Money News so we created a Job-Conscious Infographic exploring the styles + aesthetics of these workplaces.  Business Wear has evolved as fast as the world of technology, but somethings remain constant. If your are thinking of a job in Finance, Sales, Healthcare + Government, you will need to invest in ties, bow ties and suits. If you are leaning towards Technology + Design, you will be dressing in casual, chic pieces that do more to convey your personal aesthetic and your Company’s Culture than, what some call, an outdated protocol for professionalism. Take a look at our Visual Guide For Job Attire and get an insider’s view on what to expect from Day One. Over the next few days we will take a closer look at ‘job winning’ outfits and will give you some additional pointers on how to create each of these looks on a budget.

Your Bows-N-Tie Team

 

September 3, 2014

The Key Rules To Wearing A Suit

The Rules To Wearing a Suit

Whether than bore you with the rules of properly wearing a suit, we thought we would visualize it for you.  We have broken down the key rules to wearing a suit into seven paramount rules started from head to toe.

1. The Tie Width
The tie width should always be in proportion to the lapel of the suit jacket. You never want to be caught wearing a 3 – 3.5″ width tie with a slim lapel.

2. The Handkerchief
The handkerchief is a must when it comes to elevating your aesthetic to the next level. The handkerchief can add color and pattern to your entire look and also bring attention to your chest.

3. The Jacket
The jacket should fit your body type and curve in at the waist. The length of the jacket should never be longer than your knuckles otherwise it will look too big.

4. The Cuffs
The shirt cuffs should be 1/2″ longer than the cuff of the jacket sleeve. No shorter and no longer.

5. The Briefcase
Invest in a proper briefcase in leather or waxed cotton and save the backpacks for your weekends and your trips to the gym.

6. The Pants
The pants should be tailored and slim fitting. They should stop at the top of the shoe.

7. The Shoes
Your dress shoes should always be polished and they should coordinate with the color of your belt. Never wear a suit with a black belt and brown shoes.

 

 

August 21, 2014

Famous Men And Their Famous Bow Ties

A Chart Of The World’s Famous Bow Ties

 

Chart of Famous Bow Ties

We have compiled a chart that combines the world’s most famous bow ties from James Bond’s untied self tie bow to Jay Z’s oversized black tie bow tie.   Who knew that Humprey Bogart and Dragula had similar taste in bow ties?!   Big personalities also like Big Bow Ties – i.e. Jay Z, Karl Lagerfeld and Dr. Suess.  Children entertainers are inclined to wear red bow ties where comedians opt for polka dots.   How many of these famous bow ties were you able to recognize?

Your Bows-N -Ties Team