Announcement Stylish handmade bow ties, cummerbunds, pocket squares and suspenders for gentlemen. Custom orders for wedding parties are a specialty.
Stylish handmade bow ties, cummerbunds, pocket squares and suspenders for gentlemen. Custom orders for wedding parties are a specialty.
- All 549
- Lilly print Bow Ties 193
- Sorority Bow Ties 9
- Seersuckers 35
- Cummerbund sets 58
- Suspenders 8
- Liberty of London prints 4
- Birds, Beasts & Fish 25
- Novelty prints 28
- Plaids & Checks 39
- Polka Dots & Circles 50
- Floral prints 10
- Pocket Square sets 43
- Boys' Bow Ties 26
- Geometric prints 15
- Stripes 5
Hand made bow ties and accessories for the confident, well-dressed gentleman.
Born in rural Nigeria in what was called “the bush", there were no shops anywhere so if you couldn't grow it, make it or bring it with you, you did without it. The potential clothes problem was solved as my mother was a talented seamstress who taught me how to sew at an early age.
I maintained my sewing skills through college, my first career in international banking and my second career as a portrait photographer. After moving from England to Connecticut in 1990 I sharpened those skills up at the Parsons School in New York and reignited my love of fabrics and design.
When my family moved to Charlotte NC in 2002 I spent 3 years working in a couture design studio making wedding dresses, ball gowns, cocktail suits and tailored day wear. After my wonderful boss moved to Florida I was left without a professional sewing avenue until inspiration came from the unlikeliest of places: my then college-age son! About to spend too much money - that he didn't have - on a designer bow tie for a formal, I made him one instead. It was an instant success among his friends, and before I knew it I had orders for more - it was time to go public so I came to Etsy with a great hand made product and a lot of optimism!
Over approximately 9,000 ties later, CCADesign is going strong. I choose fabrics that reflect every personality and concentrate on making gentlemen's accessories of impeccable quality. In addition to individual sales, I am a trusted resource for wedding parties and I love working with brides and grooms to add important style flourishes to their special day.
I use cotton and cotton blend fabrics and avoid making accessories in designs which can be found everywhere else. My products start conversations and make the wearer both feel and look special. It’s not just a product, it’s an experience, and a little piece of me goes into every order. Everyone needs a little luxury in their lives and my colorful hand made accessories provide it in an affordable way.
Please enjoy browsing in my shop and thank you very much for your time and your business. You allow me to live my dream and I am grateful every day.
You can follow me on Facebook at www.facebook.com/ccadesign or on Instagram at
Owner, Maker, Photography, Shipping, Everything!
As a one-person small business owner, every day finds me sourcing fabrics, sewing, cutting, designing, taking photographs and communicating with the customers who make it all possible. Thank you!
- Accepts Etsy gift cards
Returns & exchanges
- Custom or personalized orders
- To communicate with you about your order
- To fulfill your order
- For legal reasons (like paying taxes)
Frequently asked questions
I am delighted to offer custom orders for weddings.
ALL CUSTOM ORDERS AND SORORITY PRINT BOW TIES ARE FINAL SALE ONLY.
In order for both parties to have a complete and accurate record of what we discuss, all communication is conducted through the Etsy messages ("convos"). I always respond promptly and fully - usually within minutes - to all inquiries but I do not use the phone.
BOW TIES measure 2.25" - 2.5" at their widest point and fit collar sizes 14.5" - 19.5". Non standard sizes are available on a custom basis.
ALL my men's ties are SELF-TIE but I am always happy to tie a bow tie before shipping and offer this complimentary service as an option.
POCKET SQUARES are UNLINED (i.e. with a right side and a wrong side) and hemmed. They measure approx. 11" x 11".
SUSPENDERS have elastic inserts at the back to ensure a good fit. Clips attach the suspenders to the wearer's pants.
CUMMERBUNDS are pleated, approximately 6" wide at their widest point and have adjustable elastic at the back (either black or white).
BRANDED MERCHANDISE DISCLAIMER
I price my ties very competitively and offer exceptional quality and value. I do not give volume discounts as I make every order by hand and don’t save anything when filling an order for more than one item. Thank you for your understanding on this point.
Lost or Damaged shipments
I am committed to prompt and secure shipping but I am not responsible for any loss or damage to your package once it is placed in the care of the USPS and/or marked as "Delivered" by their tracking system. Per Etsy's published Buyer Policy, you are responsible for ensuring the accuracy of your shipping address.
Cummerbunds have a 7 business day processing time. I can provide a 2 business day expedited service for a $35 rush fee using the link found in the Cummerbunds section of my shop. Cummerbund sets are custom orders and are therefore non-returnable.
I am happy to provide up to 5 complimentary swatches and encourage you to request same before placing a custom order. Once a custom order has been placed it can only be cancelled if production has not started.
EU Returns: Message to Buyers
Per EU regulations, please be advised that shipping costs of any returns are borne by the customer.