When it comes to bow ties, Southerners do it best. Not only do we have a bevy of creative and 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 28) with our first-ever #putabowtieonit challenge.
We’ve teamed up with two of our favorite men’s and bow tie outfitters, Southern Proper and Onward Reserve, to help show the world why everything looks better with a bow tie—from puppies and kiddos to cake stands. Share your most creative uses for bow ties now through Wednesday, August 27, for a chance to be featured on our site and social media accounts. And check back with us on Thursday for a special bow tie giveaway.
Here, some inspiration from our editors and their Southern Proper ties.
Editor in Chief Sid Evans’ pup, Rooster, wants you to #putabowtieonit.
We got a wild one here! Assistant Food Editor Hannah Hayes likes her Wild Turkey with a side of bow tie.
Associate Editor Travis M. Andrews is coco-nuts for bow ties!
Deputy Food Director Whitney Wright is prepping her little one for the Southern life.
You could call this a heavy metal bow tie!
Assistant Editor Ashley Williams knows just how to bring her furry friends together: Find a common enemy.
Photographer Robbie Caponetto shows off the thinking man’s best accessory.
The many faces of Bully, Photo Editor Jeanne Clayton’s dog, in his Sunday’s best.
Associate editor Lacy Morris enlisted the help of her friends and their adorable baby boy. Let’s all let out a collective awwwww.
And finally, here’s a little something for those of you who need help tying one on.