"See the bowtie? I wear it and I don't care. That's why it's cool."
Steven Moffat OBE
Hey did you know that August 28th is Bow Tie Day so what better excuse to get your bow tie game on? Historically, although people generally believe the bow tie originated from France, it actually was invented in Croatia. During the Thirty Year War, the Croatian soldiers tied the collars of their shirts together in a certain way that they French forces admired; so they took it home.
Fast forward to the mid 1880s and the bow tie was now a fashion statement and a necessity in every gentleman’s wardrobe, most notably as part of the tuxedo ensemble. In the 1920’s and 30’s, bow ties had crossed the gender line and were being worn by fashion conscious celebrities of the time such as Katharine Hepburn and Marlene Dietrich. These days, the bow tie is not just for high society and celebrities - anyone that wants to stand out and show their personality can adopt the style.
The bow tie is a statement; it shows confidence and spirit and can be utilised in various different situations and occasions. In order to accentuate your own sense of style, why not check out the handmade bow ties at ZiegeMann. Every bow tie has been hand made in London, using individual fabrics with patterns that you won’t find in high street stores. They only make a maximum of three products in every fabric pattern - ensuring your individuality at any event - and with a variation of sizes, including child friendly sizes, you’ll be sure to be the talking point when you next step out in your ZiegeMann bow tie.