National Bow Tie Day: Steal Our Looks!

August 28, 2013 | By | Comments (5)

Please tell us that you or your significant other are wearing a bow tie right this second? If not, you’re going to need to go home and remedy that, because it’s National Bow Tie Day.

Since the day is essentially a holiday at Southern Living, we’re celebrating by wearing our finest. In our halls, bow knows.  Three looks from us, to you:

Editor-in-Chief (or shall we call him Bow-Tie-Wearer-In-Chief) Lindsay Bierman sports a vintage Brooks Brothers tie. “As an undergrad at Georgetown, I often wore this as an intern on Capitol Hill. As a grad student at UVA, I included it in my wardrobe rotation for tailgates. I still love and wear it today.”

Image by Robbie Caponetto

Image by Robbie Caponetto

Photographer Robbie Caponetto can be spotted wearing a Billy Reid bow tie while shooting photos all over the South. “In my personal style evolution, I’ve gone from tie dye to bow tie. I love timelessness of a bow tie.”

Image by Robbie Caponetto (pictured here)

Image by Robbie Caponetto (pictured here)

Test Kitchen Professional Norman King is proud to wear a bow tie made by his mom, Debi, even when he’s testing recipes in our kitchen. “I love wearing a one-of-a-kind look, and it’s extra special because it’s from my mom.”

Image by Robbie Caponetto

Image by Robbie Caponetto

For more bow tie inspiration check out these nine looks we love.

Gentlemen, we want to see your bow tie look, and we’ll share our favorites. Show us your ties at Instagram and Twitter at #bowtie. 

And check out Lindsay’s video on the proper way to tie a bow tie:


  1. We Want You To Put a Bow Tie On It | Your Hub for Southern Culture

    […] talented bow tie designers in the South, we are also shameless in our support and adoration for the dapper accessory. That’s why we are gearing up for National Bow Tie Day (which happens to be Thursday, August […]

    August 25, 2014 at 8:01 pm
  2. MAD seuwichi

    Reblogged this on MAD seuwichi.

    August 31, 2013 at 12:02 am
  3. Francis Cowgill

    Hey Guys, Cottagewood Bow Ties are all handmade by Francis Cowgill. Hand chosen some one of a kind, silk, cotton, and linens. Check out my web site on Facebook. Cottagewood Bow Ties. Keep your chins up and keep smiling! Francis Cowgill

    August 30, 2013 at 7:28 am
  4. Erin Shaw Street

    Betty, Thanks for your comment. These were just a few of our favorite bow ties — there are many more by companies we love, including Social Primer. In fact, we featured them in our November 2012 issue. Can’t wait to see the great designs they will continue to make.

    August 28, 2013 at 4:35 pm
  5. Betty Burgess

    I’m disappointed that your bow tie story didn’t include one of the fabulous reversible bow ties designed by Alabama’s own, K. Cooper Ray’s company, Social Primer. Originally sold exclusively at Brooks Brothers, SP has recently branched out to include more items which are now available in other men’s stores.

    August 28, 2013 at 2:18 pm

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