Bow Tie Review: Beau Ties Ltd. Necktie Conversion
I have an awesome 70s tie that I would like to convert, but since it’s in the world’s best storage place — Mom and Dad’s, I decided to make a thrift store run to find a tie that would make a great bow tie. I found an awesome one with a yellow background with red and blue paisley pattern. Thus, the process started, and in less than a couple of weeks later, as promised, I got my “new” bow tie.
To my delight, it arrived in a nice Beau Ties Ltd. box with a handwritten note, the unused fabric from the necktie, and a yellow lapel pin to match the tie. I know that they are my friends, but I have no doubt that they treat all of their customers well.Since the price of this conversion for this tie was a review, I decided to wear it to an event the day after its arrival so that I can brag about my new tie. So, I decided to wear it with a blue shirt, dark blue corduroy slacks, and a brown patterned sports coat. I decided to wear the blue shirt and slacks to pull from the blue in the tie. Blue and yellow tend to go well together, but the yellow flower lapel pin helped anchor the yellow in the tie to the rest of the outfit. Further, I liked how while the yellow lapel pin stood out from the brown in my jacket, it wasn’t as stark as it would from a navy jacket. I’m not saying that the yellow on navy combo doesn’t look nice, but I just like how what I chose for my new neckwear’s debut.
Either way, I like my new tie. It tied rather easily and held its shape with little fuss. Other people also seemed to like it, too. In fact, one of my graphic designer friends said that she liked the lapel pin. So, coming for someone whose expertise is to understand colors, I was chuffed.
In sum, I recommend the conversion process. So, I expect to get that awesome 70s tie converted, and who knows, I may stumble across another necktie with a pattern that I love that may find a new life a as a bow tie.
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