Posted on August 28th, 2011
Today is National Bow Tie Day – believe it. So, to celebrate I wanted to take this opportunity to show off my growing collection.
Currently I own a humble assortment of three bow ties. Three is a good number. On the left is a silk bowtie that Leah designed for me specifically to match her dress for a wedding. It’s super light weight, 100% silk with a fun pattern fit for summertime parties.
My very first bow tie, pictured in the center, is a classy blue chambray. It was an early birthday gift, purchased from the fantastic Brooklyn shop In God We Trust. It’s a go-to choice – looks great camouflaged blue on blue with my favorite chambray shirt, that way it’s a subtle look. “Was that guy wearing a bow tie?” – Yes, in fact, I was.
Finally, the most recent addition on the right is the one I’m currently excited about. It’s of the light weight, 100% wool variety. Coffee brown, dark enough to pull off a formal look, but on the other hand, looks just fine with a work shirt and rolled up sleeves. It’s handmade in San Francisco by Smith Brand Bow Ties.
It’s great to see a brand take enough care in the packaging to add details throughout. I mean, a wax seal, really?… So rad. When it arrived in the mail I kind of obsessed on taking pictures of it. Check out the gallery below for more images.
Charles Bergquist got a hold of an Olympus iSpeed 3 highspeed video camera and has been shooting test footage all over town this week. He invited some friends up to Golden Hill Park for some good old fashioned fruit smashing, egg cracking, Cristal poppin’ & splishy-splashing all to be captured in mind-bending slow motion. I expect there will be more videos of this genre popping up on his vimeo page in the coming weeks. For now, watch me take a bucket of water to the face at 2000fps.