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Sam Hober Bow Tie Construction

Our bow ties are completely custom made for you in the length, (vertical) end height and shape that you prefer with no adjustor.

We will use a light interlining unless you request no interlining.

The advantage of an interlining is that it will give your bow tie more structure. A bow tie without an interlining will be softer. There is no right or wrong construction it is based on your personal preference.

Up to 35 inches it is possible to make a one piece bow tie: Above 35 inches the size of the fabric roll does not allow a one piece construction.

When we make your bow tie the aproximate variance for length is 1/2 of an inch and for the height 1/8 of an inch. We actually will cut exactly as you request but the fabric will tend to move from day to day and you may measure slightly differently from how we measure.

Note that there are many variations in how your bow tie can be designed and measured so keep in mind that the below is only an example.

To make your bow tie we will need you to add to the notes section when you check out:

1) The shape that you want. (Butterfly, Batwing etc.)

2) The exact horizontal length from end to end (untied).

For a Butterfly shape bowtie without points: A 16 inch neck will tend to be about 34 inches long.

To get your bow tie length from left to right untied:

Start with your neck size.

Then add between 2 to 3 inches. (If you have a thin body you might add about 2 inches, for a larger body size add perhaps about 3 inches) then add your bow size.

As an example:

For a 16 inch neck = 16 + 2 inches = 18 inches
Each bow size (two bows) 8 inches = 18 inches + (8 x 2 =16 inches) = 34 inches
Add about 3/4 of an inch for each point (if you want points) .75 x 2 = 1.5
For a total of 34 + 1.5 inches = 35.5 inches

If the vertical height of the ends is less than 2 inches high we will normally add around 1/2 inch for each point or one inch for both ends. If the ends are more than 2 inches high around 3/4 of an inch for each point.

3) The vertical height of the bow tie ends.

4) Horizontal length of the tied bowtie.

5) Please note the illustrations below are not exact.


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Bow Ties Shapes

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