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Monday, April 7, 2014

Walter Gropius' Bow Tie Collection Reviewed By Harvard Staff Writer Corydon Ireland

I love a good bit on bow ties - and this is a good bit. Corydon Ireland wrote this piece in the Harvard News. You can read it by clicking here. The piece features the skinny batwing bow tie collection of Walter Gropius. Gropius is considered to be the the founding father of the Bauhaus movement of architecture and design. He was an architect that fled Germany in 1934 after being threatened by Nazis after they took control of the state.

After Gropius died his wife Ise sent 6 of his bow ties to Gropius's friend and colleague Chester Nagel and claimed that “these brilliant little butterflies were Grope’s only vanity”.

For many of us who wear bow ties outside of black tie, you will know that half the mission in life is to find your own unique shape and select your own fabrics in order to avoid having the same bow tie appear on two different men at the same cocktail function. Of course, you don't need to be the founder of an architectural or design movement to have your own bow tie collection, you just need to approach Le Noeud Papillon and we will custom cut you any of our fabrics into the 21 different shapes we have on file, or you can send us your own shape. It's whatever you like. Contact us on

Walter Gropius, a big fan of the skinny batwing bow tie

Gropius favoured colourful skinny batwing bow ties with either vibrant colours or vibrant patterns. The bow above is particularly striking.

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