Not quite satisfied with the look of my white tie accessories I set out to make an upgrade of my formal evening wardrobe; or at least having more options of combining collars and bow ties.I wanted a bat shaped silk alternative to my classic butterfly shaped Marcella cotton bow tie; the butterfly shape kind of interfered with the wing collar.
I will not say that I looked for the white bow tie in many places as I have been spoiled by the ever appropriate quality and design by Drake's London; and Drake's have at the moment a fine collection of formal bow ties.
The basket weave white silk and the classic straight end cricket bat shape was just what I was looking for.
|I love the basket weave and the fat, light cream silk|
|The bow tie fresh out of the box from Drake's. I will remove the buckles and instead make sure the bow tie has the proper non-adjustable lenght.|
|Straight end. Lovely structure.|
|A vintage 1930s top hat from Austin Reed|
|Washable Imperial straight collar from Darcy Clothing|
|Top Hat; silk scarf; and a walking cane|
|A vintage silk scarf with hand-knotted fringes|
|Have a nice evening!|
|My 1929 silver knob handled walking cane|
|Detachable collars for certain sense of Grandeur|
|At the Great Gatsby Party|