Bow Ties In The News
It’s been awhile since I’ve checked how about bow ties in the news. So, here’s five news stories about them from March 2015 (as you can tell this is an evergreen post that has been sitting for awhile).
- Bow ties knot jsut for special occasions anymore
Columbia Daily Herald, 3/1/15
Vanessa Curry explores how bow ties are showing up more often now — and not just for special occasions. She conjectures that perhaps people like Dr. Donald “Ducky” Mallard, the fictional pathologist on NCIS, are boosting the neckwear’s current popularity. She mentions a middle school math teacher Kenny Anderson Jr. and attorney Thomas Hutto who regularly sport bow ties at work. Hutto even gave a great bow tie quote: “I’ve heard that wearing a bow tie is the most bold, outright expression that you really don’t care what people think.”
- Bow ties: know the rules
The Australian, 3/14/15
Fashion editor Glynis Traill-Nash has very few rules when it comes to bow ties. First, unless one is invited to a black or white tie shindig, they’re interchangeable with other neck ties. Although bow ties are more formal, jaunty patterns and colors help make them more fashionable and appropriate for day-to-day wearing. Second and last (at least for this column), Traill-Nash implores gents to tie their own bow ties.
- Lawmakers seek to boost Samaritans of RI with ‘Bow Ties Against Bullying’
Johnston Sun Rise, 3/18/15
Rhode Island state legislators Robert Nardolillo and Robert Lancia encouraged their legislative colleagues to wear bow ties in support of the “Bow Ties Against Bullying” fundraiser run by the Samaritans of Rhode Island. Nardolillio and Lancia pledged to donate $10 for each person who sported the neckwear. They ended up raising $887. This is another example of charities using fashion for good.
- Pee-wee Herman Returns! See Paul Reubens Shoot the New Film
Pee-wee Herman is back. The bow tie clad character is coming back in Pee-wee’s Big Holiday, which Paul Reubens is filming right now. Talk about staying power. Now 62, I doubt Reubens expected this character to last this long.
- Meet the 13-year-old CEO who built a $200,000 business and is mentored by Daymond John
Business Insider, 3/20/15
Richard Feloni recently profiled Mo’s Bows founder Moziah Bridges — for good reason. Although he’s 13 years old, he’s already built a $200,000 business. He also got the attention of Daymond John of Shark Tank fame. Needless to say, both John and Bridges are dandies.