July 21, 2014

Bows-N-Ties Instagram Giveaway


Here is a chance to win an awesome tie & tie bar combo that our stylist has put together for you. To enter this giveaway is simple:

  1. Follow us on Instagram
  2. Tag your most stylish friend

What you Can Win:
You will win two sets of the items shown above for you and your most stylish Instagram friend. The tie is a new chambray design by neckwear designer BlackBird. It is made from a unique silk and wool blend, and made in a modern 2.75″ wide cut. The pocket square is by designer Cantucci. It features a bright and fun palette of blues and oranges, and it is handmade from finest printed silk. To compliment the look, our stylist picked out the matching narrow orange tie bar that will add a nice pop of color to the solid navy necktie, while at the same time tying in the bold orange hues found on the pocket square. Don’t want to wait for the winner to be announced? Then you can also purchase this combo for $48.75 by clicking the links to all items above.

*please note that this giveaway ends this Friday July 25th, 2014.

NEW Solid Linen Summer Ties


Linen is not only a perfect summer fabric for suits and shirts, but also for your neckwear. Tie designer Parsley created a perfect summer collection with their new solid linens. The designer combined a quality linen thread with finest silk, giving these ties a slight softer feel, more sheen, and added elegance. Available in 9 fun summer pastels, these pieces will look fantastic with all your linen and/or cotton suits. Click on your favorite color below for more information on how to best match each piece. Available here at Bows-N-Ties for $18.90.


— Please click on your favorite color above for more information as well as to purchase the tie —

Your Bows-N-Ties.com Team

July 17, 2014

NEW Silk Glen Checks by Parsley

Typically only seen on suits, the glen check pattern is a classic design that can be found in any gentleman’s wardrobe. It is a sophisticated pattern dating back to the early 18 hundreds, first used on wool and tweed hunting jackets in the Scottish highlands. While still popular on suits, sport coats, and vests, neckwear designer Parsley decided to feature this classic pattern on one of their new silk tie collections. The designer used some of the finest silk thread for this collection – allowing for one of the most intricate fabric weaves that we have ever come across. Available in 3 colors that feature a classic charcoal and silver base with accents in either sky blue, cherry, and beige. These pieces look fantastic when worn with cardigans (as shown above), sport coats, V-necks, and modern 3-piece suits. Available in these for colors for just $24.90:


Please share your thoughts with us on this collection by leaving a comment below.

Your Bows-N-Ties.com Team

Learn The Basics of Menswear Fashion With Our Collar Chart

The Quintessential Chart For Men’s Dress Shirt Collars

Chart For Men's Collared Shirts


Navigating the world of fashion can be tricky but when in doubt, always have a handle on the basics.  We have illustrated a simple to follow Collar Chart of the nine most popular collar shirts. If you can remember and recognize these, you’re a step ahead of most.   Take a minute, to check these out and put them to memory. We’ve also picked out the best tie to wear with each collar type.

The Spread Collar has one of the widest openings so it should be paired with a standard width tie and tied in a Half-Windsor or Windsor knot.   We recommend our Glen Check Tie.

The Classic Collar pairs well with just about anything and is your most versatile collar option. We recommend our Navy and Silver Polka Dot Tie.

The Button Down Collar is the most casual of all the shirt collars and should be worn with a blazer but never a suit.  We recommend a Worsted Wool Skinny Tie.

The Mandarin Collar should never be worn with a tie. This is a good fact to know for your next Trivia Night.

The Pinned Collar adds extra oomph to a tie and has a very traditional aesthetic. We recommend pairing this collar with a regal and ornate tie like this Autumn Hued Paisley Necktie.

The Wing Tip Collar is the most formal of the collar family and should be paired with a bow tie. We recommend the classic Self Tie Black Tie.

The Tab Collar is an old school collar that gives added rise to the tie much like the Pin Collar. We recommend going with a refined and texture silk tie like this Dark Navy Silk Tie.  James Bond wear a Tab Collar and when he does, he pairs with a textured navy tie.

The Club Collar has a retro look and pairs well with skinny ties. We recommend this slim cut knit tie in ivy green.

The Contrast Collar makes a very dapper fashion statement and should be paired with a power tie. We recommend the Striped Tie In Navy and White.

Your Bows-N-Ties Team

July 16, 2014

See Our New Madras Plaid Tie in Action

Chris Nicholas of Bold Creative Shows Us How To Wear Madras

Summer Madras Necktie

This week, Chris Nicholas of Bold Creative shows us how he wears our new Light Blue Madras Skinny Tie.   He creatively teams this designer skinny tie with a light blue spread collar dress shirt,  an unexpected pink tie bar,  a dark denim jacket and burgundy cotton trousers.

Casual Summer Menswear Style Madras Plaid

This dynamic combination creates a covetable style that mixes posh accessories with staple basics. Mr. Nicholas can wear this savvy and functional getup straight from an outdoor brunch to an investor’s meeting.

Menswear Summer Shoes

Nicholas’ Summer Style is something to take note of!  He uses the small details to make big fashion statements.  He coordinated his shoe laces with the pink tie bar. Check out more of his style bravado by following him on Instagram.

You can also purchase this Madras Plaid Tie for 39.90.  It is a dapper accessory from the Blackbird Summer Collection and is artisan woven from 75% cotton and 25% silk. This is also a sneak gander at our coming collection of modern hued tie bars in eighteen colors that will be on sale next week!

Your Bows-N-Ties Team