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Groomsmen Proposal Gift - Why not linen TIE ?
Let’s face it, not everyone finds alcoholic favors useful. I want to introduce you to a collection of groomsmen’s proposal non-alcoholic MenLau tie...

Weddings with MenLau, Grooms wearing MenLau bow ties
  Mikhala and Jesse knew they were the perfect match after being introduced by a mutual friend. Both working as teachers, with a shared love of fi...

Weddings: A Men’s Dress Code Guide
So that’s a short guide to dress codes. If there is no dress code then it will depend on the time of day. Remember to ask the bride and groom if you want to pull of something wacky, as it is their day after all.

The many different faces of the tie
The simple tie comes in many different formats, from the simple, standard necktie to the bolo tie. But when should you wear each of these ties, and...

10 Interesting Facts About Ties
                Ties are now commonly worn as an everyday piece of clothing. They are seen all over, from pop culture to advertising. But they are ...

The bow tie: A history
The bow tie first originated in Croatia during the 17th century. A scarf was commonly worn around the neck to hold together the opening of their shirts. This then became the cravat, and was introduced into fashion in the French upper classes in the 18th century. The word cravat is roughly derived from the French word for Croat. As the popularity of the cravat grew so too did new versions become introduced into society. The evolution into the bow tie began in the start of the 19th century.

The best bow tie for weddings
For most people, their own wedding is a once in a lifetime event. Thousands of dollars are spent on food, flowers, music and of course clothing. It is important that you look smart for your wedding and in the 21st century many people choose to wear bow ties to weddings. Below I will outline what to look for when trying to pick out the right bow tie for your perfect day

Why choose a linen bow tie
Gone are the days in which bow ties must be made of silk. New styles of material are appearing every day. And these styles aren’t just for the catwalk, they are making their way into the streets in droves. Artists such as Nicholas Tee Ruiz have even started making bow ties out of very odd things, including Lego bricks, and even sweet wrappers.

Bow ties: Handmade vs Machine made
When the bow tie was first made, there were no mass production machines that were capable of creating them (it should be said that I count the sewing machine as part of the handmade process as you must use your hands during use). Each tie was sewn individually, sometimes leading to bow ties that looked slightly different to each other. Nowadays there are machines that are capable of making thousands of ties an hour, without any need for human interaction

Formal dress code
For many people, an occasion in which you must wear formal attire is a rare occasion. It can be a daunting task figuring out what is ok to wear and what is not ok. Almost all formal occasions will have a dress code. Formal dress codes are split into four distinct categories

A guide to taking care of your ties
Ties are fragile creatures. Without proper care your sharp looking piece of neckwear can soon become a tatty mess better consigned to the bin. Whether you are a tie addict and wear one every day or you are just the casual user sporting them only for special occasions, this is the guide for you. Looking after ties is a piece of cake once you know how. We will split this into storing your ties, wrinkles and stains.

Bow tie materials
There are many other materials used in bow ties, these are just a few of the more popular types. Every day people are trying out new materials to see what they look like. We suggest you to try LINEN material ties because Linen is organic, biodegradable, recyclable and scores high on the ecological chart.