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Review: The Bow Tie Club

Not too long ago I was contacted by Kirk Hinckley, one of the founders of The Bow Tie Club. He asked if I would be interested in reviewing a product for them, something I was more than happy to accept. Among their achievements include President Obama wearing one of their American-made bow ties to his 2012 inaugural ball. They also have only 6 employees, making it a very efficient operation since much of their production is made-to-order. Additionally, they were early in adopting the world wide web for commerce.
I am not much of a bow tie wearer myself. I mostly own a couple in black satin silk, one in grosgrain, for the very occasional black tie event. However, I can't help but appreciate the love and care on display here for all of their bow ties. Hinckley had been at Brooks Brothers, Jos. A. Bank, and Nordstrom prior to starting his own company in 1994 with the express purpose of making bow ties in the United States of America at a reasonable price. It started as a mail order cat…

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