Middle finger

A bow-tie can often seem
“like a middle finger
protruding from your neck.”

Tucker Carlson

The Striped Sophisticate Collection: 7 Cut & Sew Bow-Ties Bursting with stripey goodness! Fabric design by J. Thomson © 2013 All rights reserved.

Baroque Wallpaper Collection

My Baroque Collection is now available as custom printed wallpaper! Each heavyweight roll is pre-glued (simply dampen and position to install) and comes in standard rolls 24″ wide x 144″ long. Custom length rolls also available (priced by the foot). 12″ x 24″ Swatches are only $5! Click the image to order.

Baroque - Machiavellian (Large)
Baroque – Machiavellian (large print)
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Stripey Dotty Giftwraps

My Stripey Dotty Collection is now available as custom printed giftwrap! Each roll is printed on premium, heavyweight paper that is 26″ wide x 72″ long. $15 per roll. The collection consists of a pattern of hand-drawn diagonal stripes in bright “desert” colors, and five coordinating colors with hand-drawn polka dots. Also available printed on a wide range of fabric, wallpaper and decals. Click the image to order.

Stripes
Stripes
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Plastic Flamingos Giftwraps

My Plastic Flamingos Collection is now available printed on your choice of satin- or matte-finish giftwrap! Each roll is printed on premium heavyweight paper, 26″ wide x 72″ long. Only $15 per roll. Also available on a wide variety of fabrics, wallpaper and wall decals too. Click the image to order.

Plastic Flamingos - Black
Plastic Flamingos – Black
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Big Dots Giftwraps

My Big Dots Collection is now available printed on giftwrap! The paper is heavyweight, in either satin or matte finish (your choice). Rolls are 26″ wide x 72″ long, and cost only $15–less than many premium wraps you can find in boutiques. Also available printed on a wide range of fabric, and wallpaper. Click the image to order.

Big Dots (Pink)
Big Dots – Pink
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Royal Crowns Giftwraps

My Royal Crowns Collection is now available as gift wrap! Each roll is printed on heavyweight paper in either satin or matte finish (your choice). At 26″ wide x 72″ long for only $15, it beats many premium wraps available in boutiques. Also available printed on a wide range of fabrics and wallpaper. Click the image to order.

Royal Crowns - Gold on Hot Pink
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Baroque Giftwraps

My Baroque collection is now available as gift wrap! Each roll is printed on heavy paper (satin or matte finish), 26″ wide x 72″ long. Only $15/roll, which is about the same cost as premium gift wrap sold in boutiques. Each colorway is also still available printed onto a wide range of fabric. Click the image to order!

Baroque - Machiavellian (Large)
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The 95 percent

95 percent of people who wear bow-ties wear them because 95 percent of people don’t.

The Big Dots Collection: 7 Cut & Sew Bow-Ties, fabric designed by J. Thomson © 2013 All rights reserved.

Bow-tie Briefing

“It’s only human nature to resent being told what to wear, when to wear it, what to eat–”

”Or whether you can wear a bow tie?” chimed in Justice Stevens, who rarely, if ever, wears any other neckwear on the bench.

—from an argument before the Supreme Court about whether Orthodox Jews should be exempt from the military dress code’s ban on indoor hat-wearing, New York Times, January 17, 1986.

Red White & Blue Stripes - The Patriotic Collection: 7 DIY Bow-Ties on 1 Yard of Fabric

 

Clip-on = Cop-out

People who cannot tie bow ties have no business wearing them. A clip-on bow tie is really a cop-out.

—Jack Freedman, of the mens clothier Paul Stewart

Woodgrain self-tie bow tie by J. Thomson

Get your bow-tying skills here.