Bow Ties Sydney, Australia - Le Noeud Papillon - Specialists In Self Tying Bow Ties
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Saturday, February 28, 2015
Self-Tying Or Hand-Tied Velvet Bow Ties - Not Something You'll Find In Many Menswear Stores Worldwide
The beauty of a hand-tied bow tie is that it looks natural. That's no different when it comes to velvet bow ties either. The only difference with velvet bow ties is that often it's very hard to 'turn' (turning the sewn arm of a bow tie inside out) a bow tie in velvet so more often than not the only bows in velvet you will find are the pre-tied variety. There is, however, another way to make a velvet bow tie that can be hand-tied. On the reverse side of the bow we use a silk satin which offsets the heavy pile on of the velvet on the front side. In doing so it becomes possible to turn the bow and it also becomes fluid enough in the hand that you can tie it into a bow effortlessly. It's more work to make and you need to be more patient when sewing two materials like this together, but the result is something particularly striking, particularly piquant, that will set you apart from every other gentleman in the room. Pictured are left; black Holland & Sherry velvet; centre; chocolate Holland & Sherry velvet and right; Loro Piana velvet in a deep wine. All are currently in stock at www.lenoeudpapillon.com