Types of bow ties
Here are the various types of bow-ties.
Self-tie bow ties — for the connoisseurs
Real men, it's said, tie their own bow ties. And this is exactly what men have been doing for the past 400 years. Old habits die hard, explaining the popularity of freestyle or self-tie bow ties. We offer a full range of classic self-tie bow ties.
Pre-tied bow ties — convenience for busy fashion aficionados
For those of us who don’t have the patience or time to to tie a bow tie perfectly, those that arrive already tied are perfect. They feature adjustable straps that wrap around the neck and lock securely into place. It's almost impossible to tell the difference between a self-tied and pre-tied bow tie. Best of all, pre-tied bow ties are less expensive than the more traditional models.
Clip-on bow ties
Clip-on bow ties are another alternative for those of us who aren't interested in tying their own bow ties. Unfortunately, they tend to slip out of place easily and lack the charm of self-tied and pre-tied bow ties.
Unusual bow tie materials: denim, wood and cork
We tend to think about silk when it comes to the kind of material a classic bow tie is made of. Nowadays, a variety of fabrics is used including some surprising new choices. Under the heading of novelty bow ties, you can now include denim, cork, and wood. Click on the "Material" dropdown menu to see our collection.