Friday, February 10, 2012

Tying one on for the boys

Okay - so I think I've been ignoring my male friends long enough...   In the fashion department I mean!  ;)  With spring right around the corner there are many special occasions (ie - your sister's best friend's cousin's wedding?) and its time you boys started rockin' out the bow tie.
Simone's Rose ikat bow tie - made from vintage / upcycled kimono fabrics - $42
According to good old Wikipedia the bow tie originated among Croatian mercenaries during the Prussian wars of the 17th century.   The Croat mercenaries used a scarf around the neck to hold together the opening of their shirts.  A style which caught on in France - and boom that's how it started developing into the bow tie we know today.

Now - the key to not looking geeky in a bow tie is to wear that business with c-o-n-f-i-d-e-n-c-e!  
"She said it....   Wear that shits with confidence!"
AHEM - but (butt) please also wear pants.. okay?  I mean - you should only take confidence so far!  Also - try to pick out a bow tie with style... 'wide and 80's looking'?  I'm not a fan but to each their own!  There are SO many choices out there now - you're bound to find something that suits your taste.  The next step is to learn how to tie it yourself - this is a must and takes a bit of practice but its a skill worth having so go for it!

Now that you've learned the skills and a super brief history of this fantastic accessory - you're ready for the new world of bow ties!   Go ahead - check out my shop for a selection of bow ties made from upcycled kimono textiles, silks and all around gorgeous fabrics.  Don't forget - you can always make a request for a customized bow tie or multiples for weddings and special occasions.
Simone's Rose Apricot print kimono silk bow tie - one of a kind!  $42
P.S. If a guy showed up on a date wearing a bow tie... I would be thoroughly impressed.  Hmmm.. maybe I should show up wearing a bow tie!  
Much love,  Michelle xo