Tie One On

Pre-tied or Self-tied? 

That is the question. 


Traditionally, bow ties are meant to be tied by the wearer. Designers such as Charvet are more well known for their untied bow ties. However, for those in the pre-tied market, high-end designers such as Tom Ford have added quality pre-tied bow ties within their collections.

Quintin Joseph favors Charvet bow ties made in France. He prefers to tie his own bow tie. "Each tie is a reflection of your personality and mood on a given day."


Why should you learn to tie your own bow tie?


  • Show off your skills. Not everyone can do it. You will have an immediate style advantage.
  • Make a statement. Does James Bond wear pre-tied bow ties? Exactly.
  • Don't look so stiff. A self-tied bow tie has a natural flow and appearance that you simply cannot achieve with a pre-tied bow tie.
  • Let it hang. Even untied and draped around your neck, the traditional self-tied bow tie looks amazing. We've seen it styled this way in countless magazine spreads. It is debonair and nonchalant.

Bond. James Bond.

Most people don't know how to tie a bow tie, therefore they turn to pre-tied. As high-end designers venture into this territory, it is now possible to find them in beautiful fabrics and colors. The aforementioned Tom Ford bow ties are made in Italy and are, as can be expected from the designer, quite stylish.

Which do you prefer? Leave a comment and let us know.


To view our collection of bow ties within the shop click here.

Quintin Joseph suggests:



Chavet Silk Bow Ties
Made in France

Tom Ford Pre-Tied Silk Bow Ties
Made in Italy

Brioni Silk Bow Tie
Made in Italy

Salvatore Ferragamo Silk Bow Tie
Made in Italy

Tom Ford Black Silk Bow Tie
Made in Italy

Tom Ford Fuchsia Silk Bow Tie
Made in Italy

Tom Ford Green Pattern Bow Tie
Made in Italy

Charvet Black Silk Bow Tie
Made in France

Charvet Blue Silk Bow Tie
Made in France

Charvet Gold Patterned Bow Tie
Made in France

Charvet Blue & Green Patterned Bow Tie
Made in France

Brunello Cucinelli Gray Cashmere Bow Tie
Made in Italy

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