This year my son is a senior at my alma mater, a college prep school here in Delaware. To say that the school is “preppy” is a colossal understatement. Although the kids wear uniforms (including shirt and tie) they are allowed to have a little fun with the dress code, hence… Bow Tie Tuesdays!
Finding fun, unusual bow ties has become something of a treasure hunt for us. So, when I was introduced to Ties.com, I knew I’d hit the jackpot!
Ties.com has so many bow ties, I didn’t know where to start! Jolly polka dots, plaids, and checks are the tamest patterns on the list. How about tiny frolicking turtles, a fleet of colorful sailboats, or maybe a swarm of bees?!
One of my favorites (besides the miniature lobsters, naturally) is the green and white silk Collegiate Stripe bow tie, shown. This exactly matches my son’s school colors! And, he looks so dapper and confident in this bold statement tie.
The designer tie by Elite is a self-tie, made of 100% woven silk, and features diagonal stripes of vibrant green and bright white. The tie is adjustable and fits neck sizes 14” – 18”. Retail $22
Not only does Ties.com have fabulous options in bow ties for Bow Tie Tuesdays, they also have an enormous selection of neckties for the other days of the week. In addition to standard length ties, there are extra-long, boy’s length, and even skinny ties. Ties.com also offers all-important accessories like tie bars, cufflinks and tie racks.
All of these choices could easily become overwhelming, but the Ties.com website is so easy to navigate. Shop by style, color, pattern, material or brand. There’s even an simple to use Search feature. Just type in your search parameters to find the perfect tie. That is how I found the silk Lacrosse Tie by Alynn Novelty, pictured. This little gem is destined for a spot under our tree this Christmas for my lacrosse-obsessed boy! Retail $45
To see the entire selection, visit Ties.com. And, don’t forget to click on Deal of the Day to see a daily special at low, low, LOW prices.
Now, one lucky Susan Said… WHAT?! reader will win three neckwear products of their choice. The winner of the Ties.com giveaway can choose any three neckwear items from Ties.com, worth up to $150!
This giveaway is available for readers in the USA, aged 18+. Odds are determined by the number of entries received. Giveaway ends 12-15-2013.
I have to agree with the ever-so-stylish Dr. Who on this one… “Bow ties ARE cool!”
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Susan Conforte McNeill is a wife, mother, author, entrepreneur, Harper’s BAZAAR Style Ambassador, and the co-founder of the literacy organization Success Won’t Wait! In addition to Susan Said… WHAT?! Susan also writes for It’s how you play the game! the corporate website of the award-winning You’ve been Sentenced! word game.
Photos: Used with permission by Ties.com.
DISCLAIMER: I received samples of the products discussed in the post in order to fully evaluate their effectiveness. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers.