Hickoree’s Bow Tie

Without fail, the day after Christmas, I will receive at least one e-mail that reads as follows:

“Dude, my (girlfriend / wife / mother) bought me a bow tie to wear to __________’s wedding this summer. Send help.”

And for a long time, one could find several nice videos on the internet that could help. I even posted such a video — one of the earliest posts — on All Plaidout.  

Well, last fall, with the long overdue debut of their bow ties, the Corsillo Brothers at Hickoree’s shared this stop-motion-animation video.

It is the most well-done video on the subject. Hands down.

Also, Emil Corsillo, you borrowed my favorite Carrot & Gibbs bow tie for inspiration four (4) years ago and never returned it. Don’t think I’ve forgotten.


  1. Holly Heflin
    January 22, 2013

    We found this video, too and I agree…it’s awesome…
    The instructions in Carrot & Gibb’s brochure were my “ah-ha” moment when it came to tying bow ties, personally!

  2. Great American Flask
    March 6, 2013

    […] and father’s day not far beyond, the questions in my e-mail have quickly shifted from “How do I tie a bow tie?” to “Is there something unique I can get my dad or my groomsmen or my soon-to-graduate […]

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