Needful Things: Tying the Knot

Colorful bow ties for style-minded Seattle grooms

By Amanda Zurita | Photograph by Dennis Wise


First Row, Top to Bottom:

1) and 2) Locally made limited-run floral bow tie cut from 1940s cotton fabric and black leather bow tie. $58 and $98, Jonquil and Mr. Black

3) Plaid cotton bow tie made from Pendleton fabric by Seattle brand. $50, Pendleties

4) Brooks Brothers silk bow tie in double-sided foxes-and-hounds print. $65, Brooks Brothers

5) Suitsupply wool bow tie in oversize plaid pattern. $68, Suitsupply 

Second Row, Top to Bottom:

6) and 7) Locally made Radley Raven bow ties cut from vintage 1910s Japanese cotton and 1970s floral silk from Thailand. $83 and $59, Radley Raven

8) Ted Baker London floral silk bow tie. $59.50, Nordstrom

9) General Knot & Co cotton ikat bow tie. $68, Hammer and Awl

10) Striped hand-woven cotton bow tie by local designer Michael Cepress. $58, Michael Cepress

We love a bow tie on the groom (inspired by his personality, not the party’s palette) and complementary neckties for his crew.