Neon Bow Ties
These ties have been a long time in the works as true neon cotton fabric is nearly impossible to find. Just in time for summer, though, they’re finally up in the shop!
We recently made these striped indigo canvas ties for Loren in Brooklyn. For you bow tie makers out there, we found this fabric was perfect to illustrate the several possible ways to orient the stripes on the fabric and how the different orientations affect the final product. As the above-left tie demonstrates, when the two pieces of fabric are initially laid on top of one another such that the stripes run on opposite angles, the stripes on the center of the final knot will match the left and right sides of the tie. Conversely, if the fabric is initially laid out such that the strips on the bottom and top piece are matching, the stripes on the center of the final knot will run perpendicular to the left and right sides of the tie as seen in the above-right tie.