Today is National Bow Tie Day!!

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August 28th is National Bow Tie Day!!

Today we celebrate the BOW TIE, a fashion piece that is near and dear to me! 

Here’s a short history of this super-cool and totally-sophisticated neckwear:

The bow tie dates back in the 17th century back in Croatia. Here mercenaries would use neck wears that somehow resembled scarves to bind the collars of their shirts. These neck wears were called the cravats. In no time they were adapted the Upper Class French citizens who had the reputation of being highly influential in the fashion world at that time. The cravats evolved into today’s neck wear; the bow ties and neckties.

Fancy!

Of course, a RED bow tie is a classic choice and my personal favorite, but there are MANY other cool ones out there… LIKE:

This GREEN APPLE CORE bow tie made by rommydebommy says “I was hungry, but still wanted to look good.”

Available on Etsy for $56.08. (More food-related bow ties here.)

Green-apple-bowtie

Speaking of hungry, this M&M’S bow tie is tricky. One one hand, it’s makes a strong statement. On the other hand, it would be difficult to not rip it off your neck and eat the candy inside! 

m&ms-bow-tie

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With this bow tie, you can go from “Normal to Formal” in seconds! Store the Emergency Bowtie in a safe place, so it’s ready to pop open for any and all “formal emergencies” that come up!

emergency_bowtie

Created by artist Nicholas Tee Ruiz, this bow tie made of guitar picks could help you out in a real “jam.”

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Of course, one of my new tee-shirt designs prominently displays my red bow tie! 

Pee-wee-bowtie-tee

It’s available for $19.95. Get two at that price!

Hope everyone has a GREAT Bow Tie Day!! If you get a chance, take a look at my recent “Bow-Tied Adventure” in GQ!

  • Helen Gircko

    Pee-wee, l hotly congratulatе you! This is really great day! All these models are absolutely adorable – much of what was previously considered waste, today serves as a decoration. It’s gorgeous! Thank you for the ideas support, because my love for neckties has no limits. Today I solemnly swear to learn, finally, as to tie the classic bow tie. Yes!!!!!

  • Helen Gircko

    Your “Bow Tied Adventure” is my “reference book”. It’s true. This is serious. On this day, I’m always serious….

  • Amanda Dushan

    Thank you for this awesome blog! I found the history of the bow-tie quite interesting.

  • Robert Raymond Britz

    Well, a very happy Bow Tie Day to you Pee Wee! To be honest I’ve never really worn a bow tie besides to the prom and a couple of weddings and maybe a fancy shmancy event here or there. However, after reading your blog and seeing the different kinds of bow ties a man such as myself can “rock”, I’ve decided to work in into my upcoming fall wardrobe!. I’ll send a picture as soon as possible with my first bow tie unvaling! 😉