Written By – Joseph Scaglione
Tie or Bowtie? In today’s fashion climate the choice is often no tie. Business casual translates to matching suit jackets and dress pants paired with a collared shirt, and no tie. An effortless 9–5 look. For something more formal, maybe an evening dinner party at an upscale hall, men’s fashion offers a similar trend. Dark coloured suits, collared shirts, and most likely a tie. However, if you’re feeling bold, if you’re in the mood to make a statement with your fashion, to show a sliver of your personality to event attendees, then a bowtie is the choice for you. Not just any bowtie, a wood bowtie from BO by Mansouri.
Wooden bowties offer a distinct expression of personal style. Mehran Mansouri and his son Sam founded the company in 2013. BO by Mansouri offers a collection of handcrafted wooden bowties for the fashion forward. Both men have an inner passion for innovative design and sustainability. The wooden bowtie is a modern interpretation of the dated fabric bowtie. Each BO features reclaimed and freed raw materials handcrafted in Vancouver. Think of BO as wood recycling; reusing materials that would be disposed in a polluting fashion.
The tie itself is built from soft leather offcuts mended into uniform strips wrapped in artisanal paper twine from Austria. It’s dyed into ten different shades, adding colour to the centre of the tie. Even though the materials of the tie are unique, the shape remains classic, and comfortable, weighing only 25 grams.
If you’re feeling adventurous and looking to counter fashion trends to impress your co-workers, friends, and family visit https://getyourbo.com/