Mélissambre Leaf Bow Tie

Guest Post: Mélissambre Wood Bow Ties

Editor’s Note: When Patricia approached me about Mélissambre wood bow ties from France, I was hesitant. My concern wasn’t with the quality of the products (I’m sure that it’s top notch), it was with the wood. As the “Bow Tie Aficionado,” I guess I should have an opinion about them, but I’m not sure what to think. So, instead of agreeing to do a review, I suggested that Patricia write a guest post; I told her that I was fine with a sales pitch as long as she explained why people like a tie of wood instead of fabric. As we exchanged e-mails, she pointed out that some people want something truly unique and more original than mass produced clothing. While I’m still not sure if I’ll wear a wood bow tie, I respect the desire for originality. So, without further adieu, here’s Patricia’s guest post unedited.

Mélissambre Butterfly bow tie in Louro-Faia

Mélissambre Butterfly bow tie in Louro-Faia

Luxurious and original, Mélissambre’s bow ties are made of exceptional wood and burls.

In wood, nature has blessed us with a wide spectrum of exquisite colors and patterns. We aim to tap into this bounty and make it available as neckwear.

Thanks to meticulous craftsmanship, our bow ties are light (less than half an ounce), comfortable and as delicate as those made of cloth.

Mélissambre Leaf Bow Tie

Mélissambre Leaf Bow Tie

Browse our wood catalog, which holds 68 varieties, neutral or bold, dark or light, in sober lines or opulent patterns. You will find something for every occasion, for every mood and to complement every outfit, whether casual or formal.

Our various shapes allow you to express your personal taste, or to select a theme, such as nature, music, penmanship, gaming, or the classic half-moon.

In a world where so much of what we use is mass produced, some among us seek to offset this convenience and satisfy our need for originality by searching for products that are different. A certain esthetic, something refined, well made, unique and beautiful.

Mélissambre Nib Bow Tie

Mélissambre Nib Bow Tie

Our clients are of all ages. They tend to be creative types, whether in fashion or all kinds of design. Gentlemen wearing a beard note that in addition our bow ties don’t fray from rubbing and last forever.

Mélisssambre grew from its origin in fashion and graphic arts, followed by a passion for wood and the love of work done well.