A bow tie is a coded signal. It lets other men that wear bow ties (eve though they might not be wearing one at that moment) that you are in the know. He'll know that y'all are both members of the same unspoken club, that the two of you have more in common than most, even if everything else is seemingly different.
This club has a southern inner circle; there is an even more exclusive group of cotton bow tie wearers. Though I owned a cotton bow tie or two, I realized what it meant when I was recently contacted by Ethan at Carolina Cotton Bow Ties. After a bit of chatting, he let me know about their new fall line, which I suggest you check out ASAP. A bit more about the company is best said in Ethan's word's:
At Carolina Cotton Bow Ties we put a new twist on an old southern staple. We offer classic bow ties but have some edgier patterns too. We personally select our patterns and purchase most material locally. It all started with my grandmother who has and still does make bow ties for my father and I. We have carried the love and craftsman ship that she put into her bow ties into ours.
What sets us apart from all of the other bow tie makers is just our good old fashion customer service. We love talking to people and helping them ﬁnd the perfect bow tie. Let’s face it a bow tie is an extension of your personality and we don’t want you to settle. If we don’t have what you are looking for, we will do our best to ﬁnd it.
Now that you've read about the company, and checked out the fall line, I bet you're ready to buy a tie or seven. If that's the case, then I have just the thing for you, a coupon code. Uses the code "SNS12" and you'll get 10% off. So, uhh, yeahh, go get one!