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    I was at my local St. Andrew's Ball on Saturday night. I wore my velvet doublet and horsehair sporran both from 1911 with a silk bow tie. I don't own a velvet bow tie but they are out there, and I have thought about purchasing one but to my mind it doesn't matter much if your bow tie material does not match the facings of your lapels. I heard nothing but compliments on Saturday but I am almost certain that I was the only gentleman in the room wearing velvet.

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    Quote Originally Posted by McMurdo View Post
    I was at my local St. Andrew's Ball on Saturday night. I wore my velvet doublet and horsehair sporran both from 1911 with a silk bow tie. I don't own a velvet bow tie but they are out there, and I have thought about purchasing one but to my mind it doesn't matter much if your bow tie material does not match the facings of your lapels. I heard nothing but compliments on Saturday but I am almost certain that I was the only gentleman in the room wearing velvet.

    The Tiebar has silk velvet bowties but they are pre tied unfortunately.

    I found another site selling silk barathea bowties (self tie) for $35. Iíll probably just do that.
    Descendant of the Gillises and MacDonalds of North Morar.

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    Personally I like the silk bow ties that are a bit on the floppy side, that don't stick out stiffly.

    And yes self-tied so there's some wonderful wonkiness to it.

    But that's just me.
    Proud Mountaineer from the Highlands of West Virginia; son of the Revolution and Civil War; first Europeans on the Guyandotte

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    I had to give the gents at my table a tutorial on how to tie a bow tie. I think out of the entire room there was only a handful of self tie bow ties it really is sad.

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    Quote Originally Posted by McMurdo View Post
    I had to give the gents at my table a tutorial on how to tie a bow tie. I think out of the entire room there was only a handful of self tie bow ties it really is sad.
    I have the same duty at pretty much every Mess function. Quite sad really! I have a white tie event this WE (regrettably, it will be in Tails rather than cilted), but already, I have had requests for advice on starching shirts (particularly collars) and waistcoats (vests), as well as how to tie the bow tie. What do they teach young officers these days.....?
    Dduw Bendithia pob Celtiaid

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    I wear a bow tie most days and it is amazing how many people assume tying one is some difficult, esoteric art. When I explain it's just like tying your shoe, just around your neck and demonstrate, they are generally quite surprised. I've had a few subsequently adopt bow ties, but not as many as I would like

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