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Unique Bow Ties For Grooms – Pop Culture Bow Ties

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Camille Davies
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I’m sure you guys don’t need me to tell you this, but bow ties are awesome. They can be formal or casual, and you can have one in any pattern, with any outfit, and it’ll still look dapper. They’ve been a long-standing wedding staple which makes them a great way to inject a bit of colour or your own fun twist to your wedding outfit.

Now, I guarantee you’ve heard this all before – I’m not alone in the bow tie love – but I don’t mean “fun” as in “a fairly jazzy shade of red”. I mean “fun” as in pop culture, video games, comic books, superheroes: glorious fandom!

Below is a small selection of unique bow ties that go against the norm – on a day all about you and your partner, why not show off a little bit of your personality?

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1. Legend of Zelda is an incredibly popular, and it has influenced a lot of people – Robin Williams even famously named his daughter Zelda! Available from Pigtails ‘n Curls

2. Pokemon – gotta catch ‘em all! There’s a pun in there somewhere… Available from Pigtails ‘n Curls. What I love about the bow ties from this seller is that they also offer them as hair clips – perfect for your wife-to-be! A great, unconventional way to show your shared loves.

3. Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles – something about them seems to speak to all men. Maybe it’s the crime fighting ninja part, or maybe it’s the overarching theme of pizza – whatever it is, this fun bow tie will ensure nostalgia and envy amongst all bow-tie-less men in attendance. Available from Johnny Blue Bow Tie

4. Doctor Who bow ties. Whovians rejoice! Surely Matt Smith’s favourite – an understated but awesome bow tie to add to your big day. Available from Dapper and Chic

5. Superhero bow ties. These bow ties come in a variety of sizes, from newborn to adult! So if you have children in the wedding, (or very small groomsmen), you can ensure that everybody looks super (sorry)! You can also pick your superhero – you could be Superman to stand out from your Batman groomsmen, or everyone can take a different superhero and be the Avengers. Available from Dapper and Chic. These bow ties are all self-tie, and are adjustable in length. The seller can also make matching pocket squares upon request, so you can completely kit yourself and your groomsmen out!

Calibre Menswear Spring/Summer 2014 Collection

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Polka Dot Bride
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The Spring/Summer collection from Australian brand Calibre has hit stores and has plenty of warmer weather options just right for the male side of the bridal party.

Boldly patterned printed shirts are just the ticket for a beach or destination wedding and this season Calibre menswear offers up prints in blues and reds (and my favourite is a red print they’ve developed in collaboration with Liberty London) that would work just as well under a more traditional suit.

For something more formal the navy tuxedo with black peak satin lapel gives a modern look to a traditional classic black tie look, while the “Ming” blue suit is a more mid blue and just right for warmer days.

The Calibre Spring/Summer collection is in store now.

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Wooden Bow Ties From Two Guys Bow Ties

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Heather Harlowe
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As a dedicated writer for Polka Dot Groom, I have seen many bow ties in my day. From a pink paisley tie to a camo printed neck bow—I thought every fabric under the sun had already been fashioned into a beautiful bow tie by a talented designer somewhere. But then I stumbled across the creative brand Two Guys Bow Ties and realised that some bow ties aren’t made of fabric at all!

Carving their way to a creative new idea, Adam Teague and Tim Paslay have been hand-making wooden bow ties and lapel flowers in Tulsa, Oklahoma since 2012 and with a gorgeous result! Laser-printing their designs with an array of eye-popping patterns, or just capturing the natural beauty of the wood itself, the team at Two Guys Bow Ties have created the ultimate alternative to a fabric bow tie.

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But how did they think of such a unique idea?! Adam says it’s all thanks to the team’s love of woodworking and exquisite style. “Tim and I love seeing great craftsmanship in action, and we enjoy getting to work with our hands. We also appreciate impeccable style….We have both done a lot of wood working in the past and worked on several projects together. One day Tim had the idea to make bow ties from wood. We both loved the idea right away, and from there we were off and running making unique wooden bow ties.”

And aren’t we glad they did! Delicately handcrafting each bow tie from scratch, Adam and Tim work with the natural charm of their locally and internationally sourced hardwoods to create designs that are both rustic, yet modern. As Adam points out “Our wooden bow ties and lapel flowers are made from a variety of hardwoods: some are more domestic, like oak and walnut. Others are more exotic, like African Zebrawood, Peruvian Walnut, and more. Each tie and lapel also incorporates high quality fabrics to give it a little extra flair.

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With over 40 different styles available, there is a wooden bow tie to suit every groom—and a garden of blossoming lapel flowers to match! But if you’re a creative soul like myself, you can also work with Adam and Tim to create the custom bow tie you’ve always dreamed of. Through their fun and user friendly website, you can pick every little detail of your bow tie from the style of wood and fabric used, to a personalised message engraved on the back. The boys are even able to laser etch any design imaginable onto your tie, so the only thing stopping you is the limits of your imagination!

And if that wasn’t enough customization for you—there is even the option to place a special order for your entire wedding party! As Adam explains, “Some brides and grooms are able to find the style they love that fits their wedding colors in one of our stock ties. For these couples, we offer 20% off each tie with a minimum purchase of 5 ties. If a bride and groom don’t find what they’re looking for, they can choose the fabric and wood they want, and we will create their ties (a minimum order of 5 ties is required). A couple can also send us a fabric that they want us to use on their ties.”

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As a girl who likes to colour coordinate, this option greatly appeals to me as it gives you the ability to incorporate a fabric that was used elsewhere in the wedding into your tie design—perhaps it’s the cloth from the brides sash, the table settings, or the fabric of the bridal gown itself— and nothing says well coordinated to me like paying attention to those tiny little details!

So if a wooden tie or lapel blossom sounds like just the ticket for you, I suggest you give Two Guys Bow Ties a try! You can view their range of handcrafted goodies on their website.

All images courtesy of Two Guys Bow Ties

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