Saturday, 13 January 2018

Review: Bow ties from Glass and Bow

In which G.M. Norton tests out the most practical bow ties known to man.


Bow ties are usually made from silk, providing a little luxury for a chap.

But what if that chap wanted to celebrate reaching the summit of Everest clad in a bow tie? A silk bow tie is too delicate for such a task.
Thankfully, we now have a solution. Ladies and gentlemen, please give it up for Glass and Bow, inventors of the first waxed cotton bow ties.


Sir Edmund Hillary would have loved one of these beauties.

I must admit, when I first heard about the concept of a waxed cotton bow tie, I wasn't quite sure what it would add. But having been lucky enough to be sent a couple out for review, I've fallen for them.
The waxed cotton is supplied to Glass and Bow by the world's oldest manufacturer of waxed cotton, based in the UK.

The idea (which certainly helped convince me) is that the bow ties are meant to wear in and crease like an old Barbour jacket.
Glass and Bow's message is to wear a bow tie to help you to achieve your goals. So a purposeful bow tie helps the determined mindset.

I think they've succeeded with their goal.

The bow ties are very well made, from the finest wax cotton. Sturdy yet elegant, a little like your favourite protagonist.

My bow ties from Glass and Bow arrived in brown, whimsical packaging. Each one is named after a notable scientist, and comes with a little card about them. What a lovely touch.
I've been catching up on The Big Bang Theory lately and can just imagine Sheldon Cooper donning one of these for an important function. Perhaps to claim his long-awaited but very overdue Nobel Prize.

Do take a look at the Glass and Bow website too. An utter joy.

G.M. Norton
Protagonist of 'Norton of Morton'



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