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The Ultimate Guide to Bow Ties

The Bow tie can speak many different languages for you if you let it. What I mean exactly by this is that your attire, style, and look speaks volume! It is a direct representation of who you are and what you aim to show the world that day. Monday you can be in the mood for a solid black velvet bow tie that speaks the language of elegance, style and grace. Yet on Tuesday you can switch it up and give the people a Floral Bow tie vibe that screams acknowledge me and the Drip  💧 . (Drip=style). 

Webster defines language as the method of human communication, either spoken or written, consisting of the use of the words in a structure and conventional way. I would argue that in regards to exclusive apparel from Sharp Crisp Clean every item speaks all languages from across the world. Imagine gaining possession of a bow tie that is in tune with your personality, tells others a million things about yourself before even having to say a word.  

The Bow Tie hints at intellectualism, style, individualism and confidence.  A type of necktie that is acceptable for numerous events and makes the outfit Sharp Crisp Clean. ✅💯

The SCC Bow Tie club provides you with an exclusive luxury bow tie and pocket square every month with small surprises. Who doesn't want to be astonished with something with style and grace once a month? What makes it so great, the bow tie gets picked for you!! If nobody else in this world loves you, just know Sharp Crisp Clean will love the hell out of you! Below are a few ways you could describe our bow ties 

1. Vintage Self Tie Bow Ties

2. Best self Tie Bow Ties  

3. Striped Self Tie Bow Ties  

4. Paisley Self Tie Bow Ties  

5. Luxurious Self Tie Bow Ties 

6. Silk, Cotton, Polyester Self tie Bow Ties  

Silk Self Tie Bow Ties 

This is the fancy fabric for a tuxedo or dinner jacket. If your event is formal, a silk bow tie will accentuate your look. The only issue at times with the silk bow tie is sometimes it seems to loosen when tied in its knot. So be sure to often check your Bow Tie  because it may not be a Bow Tie throughout the night . 

Cotton & Linen Self Tie Bow Ties

Linen and cotton are spring and summer time staples—lightweight and breathable. Personally one of my favorite type of bow ties due to the feel and the way the fabric lays. A bow tie in this fabric fits nicely with any casual look but you can wear it to any formal event. Day time parties, brunch events or Veuve Clicquot Polo Classic etc .... 

Velvet & Wool Self Tie Bow Ties 

Bring these lovely bow ties out anytime but more specifically in the Fall and Winter. These are wonder during weddings, banquets or balls. If you feel to need to do so in the summer time or spring just be aware of where the event is being held as well as how the outfit you are wearing looks! 

Bow Tie Shapes  

  • The Butterfly :This is the classic bow tie (James Bond in a tux).
  • The Big Butterfly: Just as it sounds; slightly bigger and a bit more relaxed.
  • The Batwing: The smallest option, also known as a straight or a slim bow tie.
  • The Diamond Point: This style features pointed ends, thanks to an asymmetrical knot.
  • The Rounded Club: Arguably the rarest style, the Rounded Club has an informal, casual look.

Steps on how to tie the Self Tie Bow Tie  

  1. Hang the bow tie flat around your neck with the right side about 2 inches longer or equal to the left.
  2. Cross the one end over the shorter end(Right or left depending on your dominant hand), and bring the side you choose up behind and through the other side, tying a loose knot.
  3. Fold the dominant hand side into a bow tie shape by pulling and folding it over itself, then pinching it to your neck. The center of the bow shape should be between your collar points and in the center of your neck.
  4. Pull the side that’s hanging down over and in front of the side you just made the Bow with. 
  5. Now, fold the longer end into the shape of a bow.
  6. Push the long end through the loop which is behind the shorter end. Located in the back where you Just hanged over and in front of you. 
  7. Pull both ends to tighten the knot.
  8. Adjust your tie and admire your work!

 

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Remember when tying the bow tie don’t strive for perfection because it shouldn’t be a perfect knot. The “perfect knot” is slightly lopsided, asymmetrical, and perfect in virtue of its imperfections. That’s what makes a bow tie a bow tie !! Sharp Crisp Clean individuals stay away from clip on’s 🗣🗣!

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Floral Fanatic

A key element to being Sharp Crisp Clean is being able to kill many different looks. When I use the word kill, I use it in the context of making anything you wear look great, lit, fresh, clean, sharp, fye!! The end goal is to look good and feel good no matter your lifestyle. Being that it's summer time, what better way to show a unique expression of individuality by wearing Floral pattern bowties. Floral is a design, that is pertaining to or consisting of flowers.

Ask yourself this! How many weddings do I have to attend this summer or year? Do I love to add items to my outfits that make it pop? Do I enjoy getting compliments from others about what I wear? Do I dare to be different ?  Being that you're reading this blog I'm positive that the answers to all those questions are yes!! So let's embrace being a Floral Fanatic. 

A Floral Fanatic ladies and gentleman is an amazing  thing. Floral bowties will allow you to showcase your  confidence , sophistication  and is just a clean look. It's not a suit color, a shirt color, a pants color that you couldn't coordinate with a Floral bow tie. The bow ties you wear shows creativity , style and can make a lasting impression on anybody you meet. So allow me to provide you with gems, nuggets, and pivotal information that will benefit you at all times.  Be sure to check out all the new floral bow ties dropping this month in the bow tie section! Sneak peak below ! 

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SummerTime Wine

When the word wine arises the first thing that comes to my mind is an elegant, ball, or special event that brings together friends, family, coworkers and of course lovers. In regards to being Sharp Crisp Clean wine is defined as that colour that intensifies your demeanor , adds a splash of style , an enormous amount of confidence , and demands attention from all eyes. When you want to impress and set the mood for any debonair occasion the wine coloured suit is a necessity. It's life or death!! It's the keys to success!! It's like buying a new car with no payments!! It's like walking out of a casino with winnings from roulette compared to walking out, loosing everything playing blackjack!! It's like your favorite team winning the Super Bowl compared to your team loosing in the NBA finals game 7!! You get the picture, the feeling is life changing and doesn't come around often. So why wouldn't anyone want to feel this way on a consistent basis? It's attainable to you, if you Live Sharp Stay Crisp and Look Clean. The world is yours and everything that's in it. The SummerTime Wine changes lives one day at a time .

More Wine 

It's 7:00 pm in the evening and you walk into a restaurant with colleagues, friends, families and or your beautiful date. The evening is set to be exquisite yet tasteful. As you step inside, a felling of owners ship comes upon you. The lighting is excellent and the sensational smell of the food causes an uproar in your stomach. The mood is set but the one thing that is missing is the SummerTime Wine suit to set you apart from the rest. 

SummerTime is the best time to live life , hit the scene , and explore. All things are capable with those who are fully prepared. So let SCC style you and put you on the right path. Make sure to get you some wine colored SCC  bowTies to stay SumerTime fly! 

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The Sharp, The Clean, The Scruffy

As a SharpCrispClean individual one must be mindful of all aspects of life in regards to dressing. Fellas when I mention the complete look the reference of personal hygiene is part of the formula. They don't want you to be SharpCrispClean!! So that gives you even more reason to pay attention to the details and exude it at all times. Ladies love a man in a fitted suit but will always examine a man's hygienes to the utmost to make a final decision. To better comprehend what it truly means one would describe hygiene as the practice or activity that you do to keep things healthy and clean.  Activities such as brushing and flossing your teeth, keeping your nails Clean, maintain a sharp haircut and facial hair in order are all keys to success. A SharpCrispClean man should have a PHD in personal hygienistry. 

"Take  care of your body. It's the only place you have to live." -Jim Rohn-

The Sharp  , The Clean, The Scruffy which category do you fall into? Below are are list of scenarios that will keep you in the right category and that should be followed when in SCC attire. 

  • Dress shirt should be clean around the collar. 
  • Nails should be at a certain length and should not contain dirt or any particles underneath them. 
  • Hair should be appropriately groomed and maintained .
  • Beard should be appropriately groomed.  
  • The smell should compliment the way you look. 
  • Showering is a must.  
  • Socks and shoes should not have a foul odor  
  •  Be mindful of your breath 

Be sure to check out next week blogs as we go more in depth on personal hygiene all month.  

No matter the life style you can always Live Sharp Stay Crisp and Look Clean 

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Under The Scenes

Attention to detail in all things that you do in life will always take you far. When it comes to being SharpCrispClean, the small things can define an outfit, draw the attention one may desire and of course attracts the ladies. Fellas, when wearing a dress shirt under the scenes is very important. The correct under shirt garment must be properly worn at all times.  

In a earlier blog the Power of Colours I stated that a shirt defines you as a person based on the color and how you wear it.  The undershirt is an extension of your dress shirt and is the exclamation point to your definition! 

Why is under the scenes so important you may ask while being SharpCrispClean?   

Imagine going for a job interview and presenting yourself to the boss or hiring manager in a Slim fit navy blue suit, brown captoe shoes, a yellow/gold tie (Power look) with a solid white pocket square. As the interview prolongs the boss is so comfrortable and excited about you he tells you to relax and take off your jacket. Not thinking much about it you take your jacket off and everything from there can go either two ways .... 

If you wore a undershirt with no print on the shirt .. Then dammit!!! The job is in the bag!  But if you either wore a different color under shirt or it had a printing on it and you was sweating, so the boss see's right through it then you may have ruined just about everything you positioned yourself for!! Details and being presentable lets people know you care about the small gritty pieces that make things function properly. It demonstrates that your are willing to go in depth on any argument and aim for perfection or close to it.  

" Details create the big picture". ~Sanford I. Weill~  

Under the scenes the place where most things happen that can either make or break you... But if your SharpCrispClean you aren't most people and your always ahead of the game!