Brackish Bow Ties


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If you’re anything like me, you’re (almost done) wrapping up a pretty aggressive wedding season. By now I can almost predict the readings, my knees hate me for getting “a little softer now” too many times, and I’ve spent a small fortune on dry cleaning. I also haven’t been to a wedding outside of the South in a few years, where bow ties are the only thing more competitive than the bouquet toss. I personally have a few cherished ones from my late grandfather, some timeless thrift store buys from North Carolina, and a few new additions (including a gingham seersucker gem) that help me stay on top of my game.

But I just discovered Brackish Bow Ties, handmade from turkey or pheasant feathers. These are totally unique while still maintaining that classic look that has made the bow tie a staple in southern fashion. These certainly aren’t for everyone, but if you’re willing to wear pink paisley (like I saw last weekend), I’m betting you don’t have a problem with feathers. These guys certainly take peacocking to a whole new level…

Either way, I’m glad someone came up with such a good looking update to a classic. In a category filled with the same old skinny ties, workwear and plaid, it’s good to see some honest creativity out there. I should mention I have a birthday coming up soon, so anyone looking for last minute gift ideas…

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Written by Peter McCutcheon
Peter McCutcheon

September 21st, 2012 at 7:55 pm

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