It took some consideration to declare the winner of our #lenoeudpapillon portrait competition. The winner had to be wearing one of our bow ties and preferably the shot should show off the outfit - the combination of how the bow was tied, as well as the shirt, jacket and accoutrements that accompanied it.
The winner is Ifeoluwapo Adenigbagbe from Nigeria. It wasn't a clear win but there are a few reasons why I chose him - for one it was how he tied his bow tie, secondly it was the fact that he chose to offset a more elaborate silk design with a subtle striped wool suit. And thirdly, I like the fact that he's from Nigeria - it seems rather exotic that our bow ties should find their way to Africa and I am very grateful for his patronage. Ifeoluwapo wins $1000.00 AUD wired to his bank account.
I have decided that the runners up all deserve a free bow tie of their choosing. They are:
1. David Meisenburg, who wears an orange diamond point bow tie whilst contemplating a martini.
2. James Andrew, New York interior designer and fashionable blogger, who wears our limited edition Antoni silk bow tie with a beautiful Tom Ford Prince Of Wales check three piece suit and also working on a martini.
3. Jonathan Edwards, a menswear writer from the UK who wears a custom made oversize black grosgrain silk for his black tie ensemble that's classic and elegant.
Many thanks to all those that participated. They were all great portraits and hopefully in the next round we will see some equally stylish photos.
|The winner of the portrait prize goes to Ifeoluwapo Adenigbagbe of Nigeria.|
|Runners Up: David Meisenburg, Iowa, USA|
|James Andrew, New York City, USA|
|Jonathan Edwards, Liverpool, UK|