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Tie Collection

Why bow ties? Yes, a tie is more socially acceptable at the work place than a bow tie. I just think that it is a matter of what people used to see and more importantly what people can/cannot pull off.

Although I do not wear a bow tie on a daily basis, I find bow ties do have some merits.

- Bow ties last longer and are less prone to food stain
- While in a car, the seat belt would get in the way and grind on a neck tie, messing up the surface in time. Not anymore with a bow tie.
- Given the same brand same style, a bow tie is always cheaper than a tie
- Bow ties are easier to store
- During the hot weather and should you decide to take off you tie/bow tie, a bow tie can be conveniently fit inside a shirt pocket.
- Old dead ties can be recycled into a bow tie!
- Last but not least. This is sort of a personal experience. I know how to tie a nice knot on a neck tie but sometimes it drives me nuts for not able to get the two end in similar length. I am not a perfectionist but it is not uncommon for me to have to tie it for a second time because the thin end being too long or too short. With a bow tie, once the length is adjusted for the first time it is always the same end result, and with a some room for fine adjustment if desired.
Skulls collection
Skulls collection
Got these on sale at Barney's. The two from the left are by Kiton. The purple one is made by Isaia.
Got these on sale at Barney's. The two from the left are by Kiton. The purple one is made by Isaia.
IMHO the middle one is very southern Italian. Perfect Kiton look.
IMHO the middle one is very southern Italian. Perfect Kiton look.
All three ties were on sale. Got them at very attractive prices.  :)
All three ties were on sale. Got them at very attractive prices. :)
The top one was my first real bow tie. It is a self tie but comes with a hook.
The top one was my first "real bow tie". It is a self tie but comes with a hook.
Then I found a company in the east coast making nice bow ties in-house.
Then I found a company in the east coast making nice bow ties in-house.
Some fun ones
Some fun ones
Multi-patches, Double Sided, and Checkered
Multi-patches, Double Sided, and Checkered
 A few more summer fun ties
A few more summer fun ties
Pink
Pink
A rare find
A rare find
Each tie is made in a specific collar size
Each tie is made in a specific collar size