Beau-ties | Vintage Bowties "Made in New England"

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Hey Fashionable Guys&Girls!

This is the first installment in the 'Beau-ties' (bow-ties) column which will publish weekly men's fashion and trends. And what could be more fitting for the first than vintage bow-ties?

Personally I've always thought bow-ties were cool (ahem, Matt Smith), but now they seem to be appearing everywhere! Not those black and other dull bow-ties your grandfather wore though.  Bow-ties are the new skinny tie ca. 2010. They add personality to any outfit with fun patterns and colours.

One day, while searching for "vintage bow-ties", I came across this classically preppy New England store, General Knot & Co. Unfortunately, the story of the brand didn't start with "two guys walk into a bar carrying an alligator and penguin". The real story; however, of two stylish guys with a shared love of vintage meeting at a New York train station fits the brand and its image perfectly.

This brand with it's tagline- "Made in New England" is an All-American brand that uses vintage fabrics (even as early as World War II). Because of their use of vintage fabric, different styles are available in very limited quantities- order your favourites fast. To prove how cool and exclusive your tie is, each bow-tie or necktie comes with a card with the ties' order in the collection. Along with bow-ties and neckties, they also make pocket squares and- in collaboration with Alyson Brown of Unruly Things- Little Knot Kids (some even match a Dad version).

"General Knot Co" "Made in New England" "vintage bow-tie", "men's fashion"
1970's Classic Newport Bow-tie (just 17 produced)
US $68 (click photo to see details)

"Mini Jacquard Navy Floral & Crimson Plaid Bow-tie", "vintage bow-ties", "General Knot & Co"
Mini Jacquared Navy Floral  & Crimson Plaid Bow-tie
US $68 (click photo for details)

Not skilled at tying your bow-ties or neckties? No problem, General Knot & Co does and their illustrated step-by-step instructions for bow-ties, a half-windsor knot, and four-in-hand knot are super simple. I actually used their bow-tie instructions in my room too. Take a piece of ribbon, fabric, or even a bow-tie and add a cute bow-tie style bow to your curtains.

General Knot & Co's "How to Tie a Bow-tie"

What do you think of General Knot & Co and their vintage ties? Let me know in the comments below.

Stay Fabulous,
xoxo Aimee 


  1. Absolutely LOVE this post! I have been struggling to find bow ties / skinny ties for our wedding and this site is perfect. Oh and the bow tie tutorial - I'm saving this because it will be needed later on.

    1. Thanks Jamie,
      Glad I could help. Love browsing General Knot&Co's collection. :)
      xoxo Aimee

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  3. What a fun post! Very informative. :)

    xo Kate
    Fashaholics Anonymous

  4. What a beautiful post, my love.

    Have a lovely weekend,


    1. Thanks gorgeous. Have a great weekend too.
      xoxo Aimee

  5. Im glad you like it :)


    Coline ♡


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