November 10, 2015

Who Wore It Best – Round 2



The winner of Who Wore It Best – Round 2 is with 51% percent of the votes. Thank you everyone for voting. Round 3 is around the corner.

These five Voters were chosen at random to win this Glen Check Tie. Send us an email at with your shipping address to get your tie mailed to you! 
Mo Balatero
Camille Mae Bautista
Joshua Aguas
Gabe Soedjadi
Manny Duarte

Round Two of Who Wore It Best

It’s time for Round Two of Who Wore It Best featuring these five menswear influencers: @ChampagneJason, @MarkAsuncion, @TheDoleBoy, @Dapper.One and @IRockATie. Vote for your favorite look and be sure to follow all these stylistic innovators on Instagram.

Giveaway Rules & Guidelines

To enter  our giveaway for a chance to win our Glen Check Tie, cast your vote for your favorite look. We will pick 5 lucky voters on November 17th.  Good luck.

We can’t wait to see what look wins Round 2!

Check Out Round One:

Cast Your Vote For Who Wore It Best – Round One




November 9, 2015

The Ultimate Men’s Dress Shoe Guide


Dress Shoe Styles 101

Know everything you need to know about menswear shoes with these three amazingly detailed and helpful charts that break down dress shoes by style, type, formality and how to coordinate. Learn absolutely everything there is to know about menswear and shoes. The average American man owns 12 pairs of shoes. (American woman on average own 27 pairs of shoes.) You’re about to become a shoe expert! 

First and foremost, you need to know all the styles and variations on shoes. Our first informative shoe chart is your ultimate resource for know the stylistic nuances between shoe styles. We divided them up by Lace Ups, Slip On’s, Formal Shoes, Boots, Straps and Perforations. Did you know that monk shoes with triple straps exist?  Discover all styles of boots including the Chelsea, Chukka, Cap Toe and Wingtip. What’s your favorite shoe style?


Formal To Casual Scale for Men's Shoes


Shoe Dress Code

Traditional. Trendy. Formal. Casual.  

Know where you stand with this informative chart that outlines shoes on scales of formal to casual and traditional to trendy.

We recommend that every man over the age of twenty have at least five pair of shoes featured above. Any combination is fine, but you should own more dress shoes than sneakers. Yes. We’re sure. The only exception is for -professional athletes or sneaker collectors.

The most versatile shoe (center of the chart) to own is the lace up brogue that can be worn with both work suits and denim. It’s a transformative shoe that plays nicely with a multitude of styles.  The loafer and the desert boot are the most casual of the dress shoes and perfect for your non work hour style. The most formal dress shoe is the patent leather slide shoe which is a must for anytime you wear black tie.

Guide To Matching Pants, Socks and Shoes

Proper Shoe Matching – Pairing Your Shoes, Socks and Pants

Last but not least, you need to know how to match your shoes. This chart breaks down the proper pant, shoe, sock pairings for Street, Street/ Casual, Casual, Dress and Dress/ Formal attire. Never guess again about what shoes to pair with your chinos or your suits.



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November 5, 2015

Celebrate Movember In Stache Style

Infographic For Movememer

“Knowledge is power. Moustache is king.”

Perhaps you’re seeing more mustaches this week than ever. That’s because it’s officially day five of Movember, the hairiest month of the year.  In fact there’s even a Movember Foundation.  We wanted to do our part and spread the word about Movember with this Stache Stylish Infographic.

Like most brilliant ideas, Movember began as a bet between buddies at a bar. Travis Garone and Luke Slattery started Movember in Australia in 2003 and have transformed and shaped it into a global phenomenon in Australia, Austria, Belgium, Canada, Czech Republic, Denmark, Finland, France, Hong Kong, Germany, Ireland, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Singapore, South Africa, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, UK and USA. 4,746,905 mustaches have been grown, $649 million dollars have been raised and 832 men’s health projects have been funded.

Are you as impressed as we are? Share this Movember Infographic and help build the buzz.

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November 4, 2015

Sneak Preview: Pocket Squares Raising $24,000 for Africa


UPDATE – Nov. 17th, 2015

We are excited to announce that this collection is now available for purchase. To view all 12 pocket square designs as well as to purchase one of these pieces, please CLICK HERE

  • Kenya Pocket Square


Each year we at Bows-N-Ties get involved with a charitable cause. Last year we created a collection of dog themed neckties and scarves that raised money for the SPCA, in 2013 we designed a military tie collection supporting our veterans, and for 2015/16 we focused our attention on an African Charity:


Each of these pocket squares will be available for $10 here on Bows-N-Ties starting November 17th with the entire $10 being donated to – a non-profit organization that focuses its efforts on sub Saharan Africa. Buying just a single pocket square will help bring books to school children, combat HIV/AIDS, support small businesses for women, bring fresh drinking water to communities, protect wildlife, and more throughout the countries of Sub Saharan Africa. Not only will your purchase do good in the world, but it will literally make you look better. Each pocket square is only available 200x and is guaranteed to be a conversation starter anywhere you go!



November 3, 2015

Best Bow Ties for Cold Weather


Consider bow ties as your go to accessory this Fall / Winter. 

Our in-house stylist pulled together the Top Ten Best Bow Ties for Cold Weather. Get the most out of your seasonal suits by accessorizing them with these unapologetically handsome accessories. This curated collection of bow ties will give your suits and sports coats a dapper twist that you’ll “Fall” in love with. Click on the bow ties you like to shop these looks.

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