This beautiful raw silk in Slate Skinny Tie features tones of blue and grey. Classic tip, ~58" in length and 2.5" at its widest point. Hand stitched up the centre back for a beautiful bespoke special occasion accessory. Due to the raw nature of the silk, each tie will look slightly different.
Matches Beaux Wedding Slate Raw Silk Self Tie Bow Tie.
A self tie bow tie in a lovely pink hand dyed blush linen. Hook and slider enable the wearer to remove tied bow tie intact (or he may choose to tie it himself). Available as an individual bow tie or as a set.
Matches Beaux Wedding Blush Linen Skinny Tie and Blush Linen Pocket Square.
When you see a couple's wedding photos and think to yourself, "oh, that's amazing, no way, WHOA," thats a sign. A very good sign. There are always certain personal touches about celebrations everyone remembers that go beyond choosing the perfect shade of navy blue or serving a namesake mixed cocktail and this couple managed to nail every. single. one. By wholeheartedly embracing their love for all things local and letting their personalities shine through in all the details from photography style, the results let us peek at who they are individually and who they are together. Everything about their day happily announces who they are, inside and out, and yes, WHOA, it looks beyond amazing.
Congratulations, Kyle and Eva, and thank you for sharing moments from your beautiful day with us!
Beautiful photos by Shari+Mike taken all over Vancouver: The Found and The Freed, Brassneck Brewery, with a reception at Bon Accord Vancouver with catering by Railtown Catering, beer by 33 Acres Brewing, cider by Sunday Cider, donuts from Cartem's, Cake and Macarons by Livia Sweets, and cream puffs by Beta 5. (Last in the set is in one of our favourite artist's studio 'alleys' in East Van.)
Eva wears: a gorgeous custom top by local designer Joanna Delaney, skirt by BHLDN Vancouver, earrings by Moicun, with a headpiece by Jennifer Behr, carrying flowers by Rogue Florist adorned by artisan hand dyed silk by Silk and Willow.
You made it through the easy part- picking the style, feel and vibe of your race day outfit. With all these details down, you want to own it, but it’s complicated to tie it perfectly every time or maybe you are a little out of practice. We’re here to bring you right back up to speed.
The Deighton Cup is no time to be messing around. With prizes going to the best dressed, let us help you get a head start right out of the gate- here are the Steps to the Perfect Self Tie Bow Tie:
Drape around your neck with the right side longer than the left, collar up. Cross the longer tie over the short piece. Tuck top tie under and pull up and through towards your face, creating a flat knot.
At this point the two pieces should be on the same diagonal, one up and one down. The bottom tie lays horizontally across the knot, then bring the top tie down over the centre of the thin part of the horizontal piece (it should look like an elephant’s nose at this point).
SEVEN AND EIGHT.
Pinch the widest part of the front piece at the back and pull through between the horizontal tie and the neck strap. Adjust bow to tighten or straighten. Neck length is adjustable along strap using metal slider with all but custom length pieces.
No shame in testing it out in front of the mirror, go get 'em, Tiger.
Shot by RichConcepts
Featuring Ryan Smith
Studio: Gastown, Vancouver
We've had a lot of questions recently about how to tie the perfect bow tie. There's a tip we tell everyone (right after showing them in person, via FaceTime and even Skype!) about getting it just right: PRACTICE. Sounds simple, we know, but to nail that shape, that balance and that volume to fit your frame, it's just the ticket to rocking a style to top off your look. Plus it will feel next level amazing when they all come to you for advice.
First things first, though. What are you working with? With so many styles out there, it's a bit daunting to approach dapper status, and let's be real, not everyone is willing to put in the effort to step it up. Here's a quick run through of the basics:
Next, how do you tie it?! Well...
Pretty easy, folks, just don't leave it until you're out the door to give it a shot.
All Self Tie Bow Ties will tie in a similar fashion and no matter the design can be customized to clasp, adjust or offer a specific length to fit you perfectly. The last step, the adjustment, is imperative to owning the style. Pull the bow tight on either side using both the edges and folded pieces until you love how it looks. If you're wearing a design that unclasps at the back, you can leave it tied how you please and remove it intact.
It should look a little something like this:
And hey, if you don't feel like tying it at all, there's always Pre-Tied!
If you want to tune in, we're putting finishing touches on a How-To video to give you some helpful tips for every step, come on back and check it out!
While we all love finished products, it's sometimes hard to understand the organized chaos of creating that happens behind the scenes. Here's a little peek into some of the steps we take every day to bring your custom orders to life.
Finding out what those ideas are is just the beginning. You like silk? You're matching to these blush bridesmaid dresses? You love a bit of texture? Five, you say? Let's find the perfect shade match and pick some styles out. Sometimes we don't have exaaaactly what you're looking for in house, so off we go to search for local treasures to narrow down the hunt. Being on the computer, proudly announcing, "Hi, oh, look what we sourced for you, do you like it?" is one of the in-studio steps we take (especially with our out-of-town clients) to help narrow down the game plan. Oh, and we like snacking, too!
For our Lower Mainland friends, we book appointments to bring them right in to make sure all the specs are up to date. "See how this looks in natural light versus the pictures? Yes, that's the perfect match! Great, I like it in that style too." Its all very satisfying to plan it all out with you.
Next, well, next we get to work.
Measure measure measure, snip snip snip and..
A little machine work here, a little hand stitching there.. (often accompanied by dancing and singing)
Et Voila! The finished pieces are all ready to be photographed, sent over, picked up or dropped off to become a part of your collection of items that are handmade with love.
I hope you've enjoyed this sneak peek into our daily process. If you want to find out more, we'd love to have you come tour the studio or even just a hello! (Visitors are the best)