When people know that you are able to tie a bow tie, something strange and wonderful happens: People give you bow ties.
Take this vintage number, for instance. It’s an old school Bronzini with “bat wing” ends (rather then the “thistle” ends that seem to be more common today) that my stepmother gave it to me this past Christmas.
It was once owned by her uncle, who purchased it from Eastman’s, which I understand was a swanky Green Bay men’s shop in back in the day.
I am proud and honored to be able to wear it.