How do the self-tie bow ties look when tied?
Depending on how they are tied, self-tie bow ties will look different, so there isn't one particular way that they will look. It’s part of the charm of a self-tied bow tie that it can be either messy or perfect and it’s fine either way.
The good news is that the pre-tied bow ties you see on our website have been designed and manufactured to look very similar to a self-tie bow tie, so you can rely on these photos to give you an idea of how it will look when tied.
Why is the bow tie I want not available as a self-tie?
Usually, our decision not to make a self-tie available is due to the nature of some fabrics and the manufacturing process, which make some fabrics unsuitable for self-tie. We also limit some of our bow ties, such as our flag bow ties, because they need to be folded in a very specific way in order to reflect the true image. However, it may also be that we have reached the last of the fabric or stock, and it simply isn't available any more.
Why are some bow ties only available in some shapes?
Unfortunately, some of our bow ties aren’t available in the full range of shapes we supply because the fabric or design doesn’t work well with these shapes.