12.19.2013

Not Your Father's Bow Tie!

 If you're an observer of people (as I am) and their fashion habits, you will have noticed the return (in popularity) of the bow tie. I asked myself where exactly did the bow tie originate, so I Googled it (duh!). The first entry I chose was, of course, Wikipedia, which stated, and I quote "The bowtie originated among Croatian mercenaries during the Prussian wars of the 17th century." Hmm, Croatian mercenaries...um, yeah.

A I continued to read I saw a quote from Warren St John (The New York Times circa 2005), whose matter-of-fact statement summed up what most trendsetters think..."wearing a bow tie is a way of broadcasting an aggressive lack of concern for what other people think." Bingo! I am woman (or in this case, Man), hear me roar! So what does this mean for you, dear groom, when it comes to selecting the accessories for yourself and the groomsmen? Everything! Don't be afraid to take the non-traditional route and do you.

Strutting your own style for your wedding is the best pre-wedding gift you can give to yourself and up the attraction meter in your wife-to-be. Don't get me wrong, I like traditions, and they can useful in some ways, but this is YOUR day too, and you owe it to yourself to rock you - Bow Tie style. Here are some attention grabber bowties that I think you will love and perhaps select for your wedding day:
 

 
                                 The Two Guys Bow Tie
                                     Genuine Wood & Fabric Bow Ties
 
                                                                                               Edmond
                                        Unique handcrafted wooden bow ties made by Two Guys Bow Ties. 
 
                                   Mr. T
                                       Unique handcrafted wooden bow ties made by Two Guys Bow Ties.
 
 
                                             Percy
                                       Unique handcrafted wooden bow ties made by Two Guys Bow Ties.
 
 
                                                                                      Custom Bow Tie
                                       Custom Wooden Bow Ties
 
                                                              Custom Front Etched Bow Tie
                                        Front Etched Custom Bow Tie.
 
 
 
                                        BowTie Cause

                                       Cause related ties that give back!
 
                                                                                Ronald McDonald House 
                                              Ronald McDonald House
 
                                          4 Corners
                                                4 Corners
 
 
                                                              Flying Pig Marathon
                                                Flying Pig Marathon - White Pig
 
                                                         Joplin - Spiva Center for the Arts
                                                Joplin - Spiva Center for the Arts

 

       Brackish
           original feather bow ties

                                                                                              Peacock
       Peacock

                                                                                                 The Guinea
     The Guinea

                                                                                             Big Spur
      Big Spur

                                                                                       Carolina Copper
       Carolina Copper



Beau Ties, LTD
of Vermont

34 Across
34 Across - bow tie

Mad Scientist
Mad Scientist - bow tie

Postmark
Postmark - bow tie

Magellan
 Magellan - bow tie
 
 
 
Clearly non of these bow ties will go down in yawn producing history. In fact, I am pretty sure if you select one or more of these unusual, conversation starting, woman magnetizing (for the groomsmen, of course) ensemble finishers, people will stop, do a double take, and possible wrestle you to the ground to find out where you got them. Just remember, you saw it here first! :o)
 
 
 
P.S. Which bow tie do you think is my favorite?



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