February 22, 2016

Look Of The Week: Our Foulard Tie

 

Foulard Tie

Our Foulard Tie Styled by The Well Dressed Student

Sometimes the hardest working fashion pieces in your closet are your accessories and our Bordeaux Silk Tie With White and Navy Flowers is just that – hard working. This powerhouse necktie nails it every time. The Well Dressed Student shows us how he styles our Foulard Tie in Bordeaux for our featured Look Of The Week. Take his stylish insights and eventually make your own with this game-changing accessory. He creatively pairs this designer silk tie with a navy blue suit, a white shirt and cognac wingtips.  We also love the bright and unexpected orange socks. This look is perfect for any occasion that requires a suit, tie and style. 

 

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February 16, 2016

Vote + Win Your Favorite Medallion Tie

UPDATE: This collection is now live and available for purchase HERE at Bows-N-Ties for $24.90 each.

UPDATE: The colorway with the most votes is OCEAN BLUE. Thank you everyone for voting.  The 5 random winners have been selected at random and have been emailed directly.  These ties will be available for purchase in April!

We’re Happy To Introduce Our New Medallion Ties in Eight Colors.  So New, You’re The First To See This Collection! 

We need your help with our new collection of Medallion Ties. Which color combo is the best? Vote for your favorite for a chance at winning this tie before it’s even on the website. This decadent collection is from our Summer 2016 Collection.

Also, the Medallion Tie with the most votes will be our next tie for our Who Wore It Best Round 5 Competition. There are some menswear influencers out there who have a lot riding on what tie is chosen. The final winner of our Who Wore It Best finale will win $2,500.

Giveaway Rules & Guidelines

To enter the giveaway, place your vote for your tie design.  5 voters will be selected at random to win the Medallion tie they voted for on February 23rd.

February 15, 2016

Man Up With Your Necktie

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Man Up  –  10 Manly Ways To Use Your Necktie

 

1. The Necktie Tow.  Who needs a Tripe A card when you have a necktie and a pickup truck. Hitch your way to hero status by using your tie as a tow pull. Works best with sports cars.

 

2.  Lasso a Beer.  Show everyone who’s BOSS and lasso anything within reach with your collection of dapper neckties. You’ll become the most popular guy at happy hour when you lasso that can of Schlitz.

 

3.  Fight Club. Wrap those knuckles up in your favorite necktie and pounce on your opponent in the ring. And remember, what happens in fight club, stays in fight club.

 

4. Don’t Sweat The Small Stuff. Man up your game and use your neckties as a sweatband.  Fight the sweat in a pinch and grab for a necktie.

 

5. Sling It. If you find yourself in need of medical attention, think outside the limitations of your first aid kit. Your tie can add some silky comfort as a sling.

 

6.  The Dog Walk.  You forgot your leash and you dog needs a walk? Don’t fret. Man up, take off your tie and use it as a leash. Heads will turn and hearts will melt.

 

7.  The Tearjerker.  Ease the troubles of those around you. Show you really care and instead of getting up to get  tissues, offer your necktie to wipe away those tears.

 

8. The Great Escape.  If you find yourself in a precarious situation and need to escape, use your tie as a rope. Make your great escape and no one will be the wiser. And bonus points if you have your tie bar to pick any locks along the way.

 

9. Poison Protector.  Bam! You get bit by a poisonous snake out of the blue and don’t know what to do. Take of your tie and tie it near the snake bite to stop the flow of venom to your heart.  The necktie can literally be a life saver.

 

10. The Hog Tie. Save the day and fight crime with your necktie.  If you see a crime going down and need to stop the perp, use your tie and you knowledge of tie knots to tie them up!

 

 

February 12, 2016

Look Of The Week: POCKET SQUARES

 

Style For a Good Cause

We are humbled and honored to have What By Boyfriend Wore as our Look of The Week and goodwill ambassador for our Aid For Africa campaign.  He’s helping us build awareness for this good cause with a very cool GIVEAWAY.  He will be choosing 12 winners for each of these 12 pocket squares.  You can also purchase these any of these pocket squares here and ALL proceeds will be donated to Aid For Africa.  You’ll look good and feel good. 

 

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February 10, 2016

Menswear Winter Layering Tips

Layering Guide For Men

 

Weather Advisory: Winter Layering Tips For The Stylishly Inclined Ahead 


Brrr. There’s no shortage of Menswear Layering Guides out there -but where they excel in warmth, they fail in style. Our stylist compiled a guide of twelve looks that showcase the handsome art of building style layer upon layer upon layer with essential winter pieces that are interchangeable. And this Guide is just in time for the blizzard conditions that are about to hit the East Coast.

 

The Suit

Whether you love or hate the suit, many of us have to wear one all week. You want to invest in few (1-3)  tailored wool suits in winter hues like chestnut browns, dark navy blues and grays. A suit can be worn together or broken up into individual pieces. This is the base layer from which you can build up!

 

The Jacket

You want to invest in 1-2 key jackets that you can layer over suits, sweaters and blazers without looking like you lost yourself in your clothes. You know you can successfully layer when you can still maintain the outline of your frame. Two classics we endorse are the trench and the peacoat.

 


The Sweater

Invest in an array of solid and patterned sweaters that are comfortable, warm and lightweight. Bulky wool sweaters are enticing but you’ll eventually be come to hate them every time you want to add a top layer.

 

The Denim 

Most men have a thing for denim. We know that we do. You want to own a few pairs of denim jeans that are tailored. Oversized jeans will drag, hang and completely derail any and all efforts you put forth to look properly layered.


The Accessories

Your core pieces, up to this point, should mostly be in tones of grays, navys and browns so that you can mix and match without the stress of asking “Does this go together?” But with accessories and accessorizing you get to push the boundaries with patterns, colors and textures.  Savvy up you suits with a plaid wool tie and/ or Italian wool pocket squares. If in doubt of what to pair, you can never go wrong with a burgundy tie in winter time. Layer enthusiasts also like to incorporate patterned silk scarves into the mix too.

 

The Shoes 

Winter shoes can be hard but we recommend picking out a pair of brown and a pair of black boots with a rubber sole. Also, keep a pair or two of sneakers for those casual nights out. Sneakers and peacoats make a handsome team.

 

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