Get Your Wood On!

BO by Mansouri offers bold wooden fashion statements for the 9-5 grind and special occasions and events.

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 for an effortless 9–5 look. For something a little more formal, maybe an evening dinner party at an upscale hall or restaurant, men’s fashion offers a similar trend, with a dark coloured suit, collared shirt, 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, and not just any bowtie, a wooden bowtie from BO by Mansouri.

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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 is made from reclaimed and freed raw materials handcrafted in Vancouver. Think of BO as wood recycling; reusing materials that would be disposed in a polluting fashion.

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The tie itself is created from soft leather offcuts made into uniform strips and wrapped in artisanal paper twine from Austria, 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 just as comfortable, weighing only 25 grams.

So if you’re feeling adventurous and want to counter current fashion trends to impress your co-workers, friends, and family visit and get some wood!

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